Thomas J. Whitley


MRBlog Director

WhitleyThomas Whitley holds a PhD in religion from Florida State University. His research focuses on identity formation, especially as it intersects with sexuality and the use of sexual slander. His dissertation, “The Greatest Blasphemy: Sex, Souls, and the Carpocratian Heresy,” analyzed the “heresy” of the 2nd century Alexandrian Carpocrates and the role of Carpocratianism as an opposing voice to what would soon become the dominant narrative of asceticism and renunciation in the 4th-5th century church.

Whitley directs the MRBlog.