Karl Shuve is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He is broadly interested in questions of identity and authority in the world of Late Antiquity, particularly as they intersect with the interpretation of sacred texts. His forthcoming book, The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2016), explores the emergence of ascetic readings of the Song in the Western Roman Empire, focusing on the interplay between the social and the physical body. Following on from this research, Karl is presently writing a book on the motif of the “bride of Christ” in late antique Christianity.
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