Astutely reading the writings of early Christianity as part of the lively conversation of the Graeco-Roman world, Robert M. Grant helped reshape the study of the New Testament and early Christianity for scholars in the United States and Europe.
Reading Religions in the Ancient World honors his work with sixteen essays by his colleagues and students, arranged under the headings of Classical Studies, New Testament Studies and Patristic Studies. These essays reflect and extend the research interests of the honoree; signal the breadth and depth of Professor Grant’s own scholarly interests and productivity; and contribute to each of these important aspects of religion in the ancient world.
David E. Aune, PhD (University of Chicago) is Professor of New Testament & Christian Origins, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana). His publications include
The Westminster Dictionary of New Testament & Early Christian Literature & Rhetoric ( Louisville and London: John Knox Press, 2003) and
Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity: Collected Essays (WUNT 199; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006).
Robin Darling Young, PhD (University of Chicago) is Associate Professor of Early Christianity, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana). She has published In Procession Before the World: Martyrdom as Public Liturgy in Early Christianity (Milwaukee, WI: Marquette, 2001) and Eznik of Kolb: On God, with Monica Blanchard. (Leuven: Peeters, 1998)
Scholars in classical, New Testament and early Christian studies.