An Interview with Jennifer Knust

[AUDIO] Jennifer Knust on early Christian scripture

KnustTimothy Michael Law talks with Jennifer Knust in Berlin at the Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She discusses the Dishna papers, canons, the transmission of biblical manuscripts, and the material evidence of early Christian scripture.

Knust is Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Boston University. Her research focuses on the transmission and reception of the Gospels, ancient rhetoric and early Christian discourse, and gender and Christian origins. She is the author of Abandoned to Lust: Sexual Slander and Ancient Christianity (Columbia University Press, 2005) and Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions on Sex and Desire (HarperOne, 2011), and she has recently co-edited (with Zsuzsanna Varhélyi), Sacrifice in the Ancient Mediterranean (Oxford University Press, 2011). Knust has received fellowships and awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Association of Theological Schools/Henry Luce III Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association of University Women, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


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