Tag Archives: Early Christianity

Panel on Early Christian Literature Preserved in Classical Ethiopic (Ge’ez)

I got the following announcement from Timothy B. Sailors. As part of the 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, to be held from 24-28 August, 2015, at the University of Warsaw, Poland, a panel on ‘Early Christian Literature Preserved in … Continue reading

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SBL Coptic Sushi Night

Below is an announcement from Christian Askeland. On Monday, 24 November, the SBL Coptic illuminati will gather for their annual feast, following the evening session.  (If you are reading this blog, then consider yourself one of the illuminati.)  Christian Askeland … Continue reading

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Another sad news: RIP François Bovon

Dr. Claire Clivaz writes on Facebook that François Bovon, the accomplished scholar of apocryphal literature and early Christianity, has passed away. His death is truly a great loss to the academic world. May his soul rejoice in the glory of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Timothy Pettipiece – Jesus’ Wife and the Failure of Early Christian Studies

On Thursday Oct 25, Karen King gave a lecture at Carleton University in Ottawa called “Controversies over Sexuality and Marriage among Early Christians: What a New Papyrus Fragment Can (or Can’t) Tell Us.” While Prof. King did little to respond … Continue reading

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Successful Thesis Defense!

On October 6, 2012, my wife, Päivi Vähäkangas, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, titled Rejection and Reception of Philosophy in the Letter of Eugnostos (NHC III,3 and V,1) and Pseudo-Clementine Recognitions, at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. The … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Marvin Meyer

Stephan Huller announces that Marvin Meyer died yesterday. His wife, Bonnie, posted the following message on Marvin’s Facebook wall: “Hello, Facebook friends of Dr. Marvin Meyer: This is Marv’s wife Bonnie writing the sad news that Marv passed away yesterday, … Continue reading

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Christie’s Auction of an Early Christian Papyrus Document

On June 13, Christie’s will be organizing an auction that will include the opportunity to purchase several Coptic manuscripts. The details of this auction can be found on their website (HERE, HERE, or HERE). From the information supplied by Christie’s, … Continue reading

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