Position Faculty (LOA Fall 2023) Title William H. Danforth Professor of Religion Office Phone (609) 258-0931 Email [email protected] Office 132 - 1879 Hall Office Hours Field of StudyReligions of Mediterranean Antiquity CV AnneMarie Luijendijk CV Bio/Description AnneMarie Luijendijk is the William H. Danforth Professor of Religion and Head of New College West. 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 have been found on ancient garbage heaps, she also investigates practices of discarding. Her new research interests involve Fashion, Footwear, and Faith in Late Antiquity. 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. From 2013 to 2020 she served as Chair of the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity. Selected Publications 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 (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. “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.