AnneMarie Luijendijk is Professor of Religion and Head of Wilson College. She 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 second book, Forbidden Oracles? (Mohr Siebeck, 2014), entails a previously unknown 5th or 6th century Coptic manuscript entitled “The Gospel of the Lots of Mary” with Christian oracular answers. She currently works on a book called From Gospels to Garbage, in which she examines the readers and owners of the earliest Christian manuscripts. Since most of the earliest Christian papyri has been found on ancient garbage heaps, she also investigates practices of discarding.
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 also serves as the Chair of the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity.
Courses – Spring 2018
REL 251 (HA) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Christianity in the Roman Empire: Secret Rituals, Mystery Cults, and Apocalyptic Prophets
11:00 am – 11:50 am M W
Department Area Requirement: Ancient Mediterranean
Courses – Fall 2017
Special Topics in the Study of Religion : Papyrology and Late Antique History
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1:30 pm – 4:20 pm W
- Greetings in the Lord: Early Christians and the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. Harvard Theological Studies 60.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.
- Forbidden Oracles? The Gospel of the Lots of Mary. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum.
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.
- "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
- "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.
- "A New Fragment of LXX Isaiah 23 (Rahlfs-Fraenkel 844)." Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 47 (2010): 35-45.
- "A New Testament Papyrus and Its Owner: P.Oxy. II 209/P10, an Early Christian School Exercise from the Archive of Leonides." Journal of Biblical Literature 129:3 (2010): 569-90.
- "Sacred Scriptures as Trash: Biblical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus." Vigiliae Christianae 64:3 (2010): 217-54.
- "Papyri from the Great Persecution: Roman and Christian Perspectives." Journal of Early Christian Studies 16:3 (2008): 341-69.