Title: Associate Professor of Religion. Position: Faculty Email: aluijend@Princeton.edu Office: 132 1879 Hall Phone: (609) 258-0931 Areas: Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity
AnneMarie Luijendijk joined the Princeton faculty in 2006. A scholar of New Testament and Early Christianity and a papyrologist, she is interested in the social history of early Christianity, using both literary texts and documentary sources. Her book Greetings in the Lord: Early Christians and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (Harvard University Press, 2008) investigates papyrus letters and documents pertaining to Christians in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus in the pre-Constantinian period. Her next book, Forbidden Oracles?, entails a previously unknown 5th or 6th century Coptic manuscript entitled "The Gospel of the Lots of Mary," that contains Christian oracular answers. She also works on a book on the Gospel of Thomas in Late Antiquity, and more generally on Christian manuscripts, the development of the New Testament canon, and material culture.
Luijendijk specialized in New Testament at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and received her doctorate from Harvard University, The Divinity School, in 2005. She won an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for the 2008-2009 academic year and was the Melancthon W. Jacobus University Preceptor in Religion for 2009-2012.
Forbidden Oracles? The Gospel of the Lots of Mary. (A book on a fifth-or sixth century Coptic oracular manuscript interpreted within the larger context of early Christian sortilege). Under contract with Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, in the series Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum (series editors: Christoph Markschies, Martin Wallraff, Christian Wildberg). Forthcoming in 2013.
Articles and Chapters
"Jesus says: 'There Is Nothing Buried That Will Not Be Raised'. A Late-Antique Shroud with Gospel of Thomas Logion 5 in Context." Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum 15 (2011): 389-410.
"Reading the Gospel of Thomas in the Third Century: Three Oxyrhynchus Papyri and Origen's homilies." In: Claire Clivaz and Jean Zumstein (eds.), in collaboration with Jenny Read-Heimerdinger and Julie Paik, Reading New Testament Papyri in Context - Lire les papyrus du Nouveau Testament dans leur contexte. Actes du colloque des 22-24 octobre 2009 à l'Université de Lausanne (BETL 242; Leuven: Peeters, 2011), 241-267.