New PhD Showcase: Julia Lindenlaub, “The Beloved Disciple as Interpreter and Author of Scripture in the Gospel of John,” with Chris Keith, Anne Kreps, and Hugo Méndez

image shows an illuminated 16th century Ethiopian codex open to the Gospel of John. John the Evangelist is depicted in the process of writing John 1.

Thursday, Dec. 17, 9:00 am PST/12 noon EST/5:00 pm UK
Please register here

A handout that will introduce participants to Dr. Lindenlaub’s dissertation will be sent out to all registrants before the meeting.

This event will be live captioned by a professional CART provider.


Chris Keith is the author of many books on early Christian text production, literacy, and book culture, including The Gospel as Manuscript: An Early History of the Jesus Tradaition as Material Artifact (Oxford University Press, 2020), Jesus against the Scribal Elite: The Origins of the Conflict (Baker Academic, 2014), Jesus’ Literacy: Scribal Culture and the Teacher from Galilee (T&T Clark, 2011), and The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John, and the Literacy of Jesus (Brill, 2009).

Anne Kreps researches early Jewish and Christian scriptural practices, with a particular interest in Valentinian and Gnostic Christianities.  Her forthcoming monograph, The Crucified Book, examines early Christian theories of sacred writing, centering often-neglected non-canonical material. She is also interested in New Religious Movements, particularly those who look to the Essenes of antiquity to shape group identity. 

Hugo Méndez is interested in Johannine literature, ritual uses of biblical texts, and early Christian martyr cults. His forthcoming book is entitled Inventing Stephen: The Early Cult of the Protomartyr in Late Ancient Jerusalem, and he is now working on a new book that challenges the ways scholars have used biblical texts to reconstruct Christianity in the first and second centuries, with a focus on rethinking the so-called “Johannine community.”

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