DEGREES AND HONORS

  • Ph.D. – Princeton Theological Seminary (magna cum laude), 1985
  • M.Div. – Princeton Theological Seminary, 1981
  • B.A. – Wheaton College, Illinois (magna cum laude), 1978

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Department of Religious Studies.

  • James A. Gray Distinguished Professor, 2003 –
  • Department Chair, 2000 – 2006
  • Professor, 1999 – 2003
  • Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor, 1998-2001
  • Director of Graduate Studies, 1996-99
  • Associate Professor, 1994-99
  • Assistant Professor, 1988-94

Rutgers University, Department of Religion

  • Lecturer at the Rank of Assistant Professor, 1985-88
  • Lecturer at the Rank of Instructor, 1984-85

Princeton Theological Seminary

  • Instructor in New Testament Greek and Exegesis, 1985

Adjunct Appointments

Duke University, Department of Religion

  • Adjunct Professor, 2000 –
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 1991

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Department of Classics, 2005 –

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT

New Testament Introduction; Jesus in Myth, Tradition, and History; The Birth of Christianity; Apocalypse Now and Then; Heresy and Orthodoxy in Early Christianity; Jesus in Scholarship and Film; The Life and Letters of Paul; Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels; The Gospel and Letters of John; The Problem of Suffering in the Biblical Traditions; Introduction to Hebrew Bible.

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT

Problems and Methods in New Testament Studies; Early Christian Apocrypha; The Apostolic Fathers; Literary Forgery in the Early Christian Tradition; The Greek Apologists; Heresy and Orthodoxy in Early Christianity; Christianity in the Early Roman Empire; Readings in the Greco-Roman Religions; New Testament Textual Criticism; New Testament Greek and Exegesis.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

  • (Co-)Editor-in-Chief, Vigiliae Christianae: A Review of Early Christian Life and Language
    (published by E. J. Brill; 2007- )
  • Co-Editor, New Testament Tools, Studies, and Documents, monograph series published by E. J. Brill (1993- ; until 2006 called New Testament Tools and Studies)
  • Area Editor (Christianity), Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Wiley-Blackwell; 2007- )
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Early Christian Studies (2006- ; Editorial Board, 2004-06)
  • Editorial Board, New Testament Studies (2004-08)
  • Editorial Board, Early Christianity in Context (monograph series published by T & T Clark; 2004-09)
  • Editorial Board, Pericope: Scripture as Written and Read in Antiquity, monograph series published
    by Van Gorcum & Co. (2001-09)
  • Editor, The New Testament in the Greek Fathers, monograph series published by Scholars Press(Editorial board, 1988 ; Editor-in-Chief, 1991-97)
  • Editorial Board, Studies and Documents, monograph series published by Eerdmans (1995-2007)
  • Book Review Editor, Journal of Biblical Literature (Book Review Editor; 1997-99;Associate editor 1994-97)
  • Network Editor, Religious Studies Review, in the areas of New Testament and HellenisticLanguages, the Text and Canon of the New Testament (1988-94)
  • Editorial Board, Critical Review of Books in Religion (1994-98)
  • Editorial Board, Textual Criticism: An Electronic Journal (1995- )
  • Advisory Board, Electronic New Testament Manuscript Project (1995-99)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Graduate Council for the Study of Religion, Nominating Committee (2002-05)
  • President, Society of Biblical Literature, Southeast Region (1996-97)
  • Vice-President and Program Chair, Society of Biblical Literature, Southeast Region (1995-96)
  • Executive Committee, Southeast Council for the Study of Religion (1995-98)
  • Chair, New Testament Textual Criticism Section of the Society of Biblical Literature (1990-96);Steering Committee (1996- )
  • International Steering Committee, North American Committee of the International Greek New Testament Project, a project undertaken jointly by American and British textual scholars, responsible for constructing a critical apparatus for the Greek New Testament (1988-2008); International Steering Committee (2000-08)
  • Carolina Speakers Bureau (Group of faculty members who represent the university as speakers atpublic functions; 1996-2000)
  • Society of Biblical Literature Council (the major policy-making body of the Society) (1994-98)
  • Principal Researcher and Consultant, Endowment for Biblical Research Lexicon Project (1992-2000)
  • Research Assistant, RSV Bible Translation Committee, Princeton, NJ (1987-88)
  • Research Assistant, Princeton Epigraphy Project. The Institute for Advanced Study,
  • Princeton, NJ (1986-87)

PUBLICATIONS - BOOKS

  • In Memory of the Messiah:  How the Earliest Christians Changed, Improved, and Invented Their Stories of Jesus
  • How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee San Francisco:
    HarperOne, 2014. Pp x+404.
    • New York Times Bestseller List (Hardback Non-fiction).
  • The Lost Gospels: Accounts of Jesus from Outside the New Testament
    Written, edited, and translated with Zlatko Plese.
    • New York: Oxford University Press, 2014; pp. xviii + 324.
  • The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction
    New York: Oxford University Press, 2013; pp. xviii + 462.
  • Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics.
    New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. x+628
  • Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth
    San Francisco: HarperOne, 2012; pp. vi + 361.
  • The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations Written, edited, and translated with Zlatko Plese.
    •  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011; pp. xii + 611.
  • Forged: Writing in the Name of God. Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are.
    San Francisco: HarperOne, 2011; pp. x + 311.
    • New York Times Bestseller List (Hardback Non-fiction)
    • Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book in Religion, 2011
  • Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them)
    San Francisco: HarperOne, 2009; pp. xii + 292/
    • New York Times Bestseller List. Hardback Non-fiction. Paperpack Non-fiction
  • God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer our Most Important Question — Why We Suffer
    San Francisco: HarperOne, 2008. Pp. x+294.
    • New York Times Bestseller List (Hardback Non-fiction)
    • Translations: Polish, Korean, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese (two: Brazil and Portugal).
  • The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: Betrayer and Betrayed Reconsidered. New York: Oxford
    University Press, 2006. Pp. x+198.
    • Translations: Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
  • Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament. New Testament Tools and Studies.
    Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2006. Pp. x+406.
  • Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend. New York:Oxford University Press, 2006. Pp. xiii+285.• Publishers Weekly 2006 Top Ten Book in Religion
    • Translations: Greek, Slovak, Czech, Portuguese, Romanian, Bulgarian; Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. San Francisco:HarperSanFrancisco, 2005. Pp. x+292.• New York Times Bestseller List (Hardback Non-fiction)
    • Translations: Greek, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Norwegian, Indonesian, Bulgarian, Italian, Turkish, Dutch, German, Serbian
  • Co-authored with Bruce Metzger, The Text of the New Testament: Its Origin, Corruption, and Restoration,4th edition. New York: Oxford University Press;, 2005. Pp. xvi + 366.• Translations: Hungarian, Korean
  • Truth and Fiction in the DaVinci Code: A Historian Reveals What We Can Really Know about Jesus,
  • Mary, and Constantine. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. xxiv + 207.• Translations: Italian, Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovak, Russian, Thai, Korean, Greek, Slovene, Chinese, Spanish, Albanian, Hungarian, Estonian
  • A Brief Introduction to the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.Second edition, 2009. Pp. xxix + 371; Third edition, forthcoming (Fall, 2012).
  • Christianity in Late Antiquity: A Reader. (Co-edited with Andrew Jacobs) New York:Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. xviii + 504
  • Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew. New York:Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. xviii + 294.• History Book Club Main Selection
    • Translations: Italian, Spanish, Korean, Bulgarian, Portuguese, French, Greek, Romanian
  • Lost Scriptures: Books That Did Not Become the New Testament (a reader).New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pp. vi + 342.• History Book Club Main Selection
  • The Apostolic Fathers. (Greek-English edition for the Loeb Classical Library) 2 vols. Cambridge:Harvard University Press, 2003. Vol. 1, pp. xii + 443; vol. 2, pp. 481.
  • Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Pp. xii + 274.• History Book of the Month Club Selection.• Los Angeles Times 2000 Book of the Year award.
    • Translations: Spanish, Danish, Chinese
  • After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity. New York:
    Oxford University Press, 1998. Pp. xii+ 436.
  • The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings: A Reader. New York: Oxford University Press,1998; Second edition, 2004 Pp. xii + 419.
  • The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings New York:Oxford University Press, 1997; Second edition, 2000; Third edition, 2004. Fourth edition, 2008. Pp. xxxiii + 529.• History Book Club Selection.
  • The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis.Studies and Documents 46; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995. Pp. xiv + 402. Second edition:Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2012; pp. xii + 884 (Co-edited with Michael W.Holmes).
  • The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Second edition, 2012; . Pp. xiii + 401.
  • The Text of the Fourth Gospel in the Writings of Origen, vol. 1 (“Introduction, Text, and Apparatus”) SBLNTGF, 3; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992. Pp. x + 499. (Co-authored with Gordon D. Fee and Michael W. Holmes)
  • Didymus the Blind and the Text of the Gospels; SBLNTGF, 1. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1986. Pp. xii + 288.

PUBLICATIONS - Books in Preparation

  • Embodied Memories:  Performativity in the Early Christian Tradition (scholarly monograph)
  • Life after Faith  (trade book)
  • The Triumph of Christianity  (trade book)

PUBLICATIONS - Articles and Essays

  • “The Life of Brian and the Apocalyptic Jesus,” in Brian and Jesus, ed. Joan Taylor
    (London: Bloomsbury; expected publication: August 2015).
  • Foreward to Jesus the Magician, 2nd ed., by Morton Smith (2014)
  • “The Alternative Vision of the Gospel of Judas,” in The Gospel of Judas, ed.
    Marvin Meyer et al. (Washington: National Geographic, 2006).
  • “Foreward,” to The Lost Gospel, by Herbert Krosney (Washington: National Geographic 2006)
  • “Textual Traditions Compared: The New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers,” in The Reception
    of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers (Oxford: University Press, 2005), pp. 9-27.
  • “Did Jesus Get Angry or Agonize?” Bible Review 21 (2005) pp. 16-26.
  • “Hedrick’s Consensus on the Secret Gospel of Mark,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 11
    (2003) pp. 155-64.
  • “A Leper in the Hands of an Angry Jesus,” New Testament Greek and Exegesis: Essays in Honor of
    Gerald Hawthorne. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003; pp. 77-98.
  • “The Use of the Church Fathers in New Testament Textual Criticism,” The Bible As Book.
    Grand Rapids: Scriptorium, 2003.
  • “Text and Interpretation: The Exegetical Significance of the ‘Original’ Text,” TC: A Journal of
    Biblical Textual Criticism, 5 (2000).
  • “Text and Transmission: The Historical Significance of the ‘Altered’ Text,” TC: A Journal of
    Biblical Textual Criticism, 5 (2000)
  • “A Critique of Encountering the New Testament by Walter A. Elwell and Robert W. Yarbrough,”
    Perspectives in Religion 27 (2000) pp. 253-62.
  • “The Text of the New Testament,” in Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans; 1999.
  • “Jesus as Apocalyptic Prophet,” Perspectives in Religion, 26 (1999) pp. 153-66.
  • “The Text of the Gospels at the End of the Second Century,” in Acta Colloquii Lunelii: Codex Bezae
    Cantabrigiensis. Ed. C. -B. Amphoux and D. C. Parker. New Testament Tools and Studies;
    Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996; pp. 95-122.
  • “Manuscripts and Meaning: The Textual Criticism of the New Testament,” for New Testament
    Interpretation Today. Ed. Joel Green; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996; pp. 127-45.
  • Translation of “Die griechischen Minuskeln des Neuen Testaments,” by Barbara Aland and Kurt
    Wachtel, in The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status
    Quaestionis, ed. Bart D. Ehrman and Michael W. Holmes. Studies and Documents 46; Grand Rapids:
    Eerdmans, 1995; pp. 43-60.
  • “The Text as Window: New Testament Manuscripts and the Social History of Early Christianity,” in
    The New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis, ed.
    Bart D. Ehrman and Michael W. Holmes. Studies and Documents 46; Grand Rapids:
    Eerdmans, 1995; pp. 361-79.
  • “The Use and Significance of Patristic Evidence in New Testament Textual Criticism,” in New
    Testament Textual Criticism, Exegesis, and Church History: A Discussion of Methods, eds. B.
    Aland and J. Delobel. Kampen, The Netherlands: Kok Pharos, 1994; pp. 118-35.
  • “Heracleon and the `Western’ Textual Tradition,” New Testament Studies, 40 (1994) pp. 465-86.
  • “Heracleon, Origen, and the Text of the Fourth Gospel,” Vigiliae Christianae, 47 (1993) pp. 105-18.
  • “The Theodotians as Corruptors of Scripture,” Studia Patristica, ed. Elizabeth A. Livingstone.
    Louvain: Peeters; 1992; pp. 46-51.
  • “The Cup, the Bread, and the Salvific Death of Jesus in Luke-Acts,” Society of Biblical Literature
    Seminar Papers. Atlanta: Scholars, 1991; pp. 576-91.
  • “The Text of Mark in the Hands of the Orthodox,” in Biblical Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective:
    Essays in Honor of Karlfried Froehlich, ed. Mark Burrows and Paul Rorem. Grand Rapids:
    Eerdmans; 1991; pp. 19 31.
  • “Cephas and Peter,” Journal of Biblical Literature, 109 (1990) pp. 463-74.
  • “A Problem of Textual Circularity: The Alands on the Classification of New Testament Manuscripts,”
    Biblica, 70 (1989) pp. 377-88.
  • “1 John 4:3 and the Orthodox Corruption of Scripture,” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche
    Wissenschaft, 79 (1988) pp. 221-43.
  • “Jesus and the Adulteress,” New Testament Studies, 34 (1988) pp. 24-44.
  • “Methodological Developments in the Analysis and Classification of New Testament Documentary
    Evidence,” Novum Testamentum, 29 (1987) pp. 22 45.
  • “The Use of Group Profiles for the Classification of New Testament Documentary Evidence,”
    Journal of Biblical Literature, 107 (1987) pp. 465-86.
  • “The New Testament Canon of Didymus,” Vigiliae Christianae, 37 (1983) pp. 1 21.
  • “The Angel and the Agony: The Textual Problem of Luke 22:43 44,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly,
    45 (1983) pp. 401 16 (co authored with Mark A. Plunkett).
  • “Jesus’ Trial Before Pilate: John 18:28 19:16,” Biblical Theology Bulletin, 13 (1983) pp. 124-31.

PUBLICATIONS - Edited Texts and Lists of Inscriptions

  • “Priene Inscriptions: Texts and Lists,” Princeton: Institute for Advanced Study, 1988
    (co-edited with Neil Elliot and Donald McCabe).
  • “Klazomenai Inscriptions: Texts and Lists,” Princeton: Institute for Advanced Study, 1986
    (co-edited with James Brownson and Donald McCabe).
  • “Samos Inscriptions: Texts and Lists,” Princeton: Institute for Advanced Study, 1986
    (co-edited with James Brownson and Donald McCabe).

MEDIA - Courses on Audio and Video Tape

  • “How Jesus Became God” (24 lectures): The Teaching Company. August 2014.
  • “The Greatest Controversies in Early Christian History” (24 lectures); The Teaching Company. June 2013.
  • “History of the Bible: The Formation of the New Testament Canon” (12 lectures);
    The Teaching Company. July, 2005.
  • “After the New Testament: Writings of the Apostolic Fathers,” (24 lectures);
    The Teaching Company. August, 2005.
  • “From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity” (24 lectures);
    The Teaching Company. June 2003
  • “Lost Christianities: The Struggle for Authentication in the Early Church” (24 lectures);
    The Teaching Company. December, 2002.
  • “Introduction to the New Testament” (24 lectures); The Teaching Company. January, 2000.
  • “The Historical Jesus” (24 Lectures); The Teaching Company. July 2000.

Book Reviews and Book Notes

Published in Journal of Biblical Literature; Critical Review of Books in Religion; Religious Studies Review; Bible Review; The American Historical Society; Theology Today; Patristics; Catholic Biblical Quarterly; Currents in Contemporary Christology; Princeton Seminary Bulletin.

INVITED LECTURES/TALKS

  • California State Northridge (2014)
  • Hollins College (2014)
  • University of Richmond (2014)
  • University of Nevada, Black Mountain Institute (2014)
  • Dickinson College (2014)
  • University of Northern Alabama (2014)
  • Elon University (2014)
  • Loyola Marymount University (2013)
  • NYU (2013)
  • Ramtha School of Enlightenment (2013)
  • Unity Institute (2013)
  • Colorado College (2013)
  • Centre College (2013)
  • Saint Mary’s University (Nova Scotia) (2012)
  • Acadia University (Nova Scotia) (2012)
  • Millsaps College (2012)
  • St. Lawrence University (2012)
  • University of Tennessee (2011)
  • Southern Methodist University (2011)
  • University of Kentucky (2011)
  • University of La Verne (2011)
  • Middle Tennesee State University (2011)
  • Meredith College (2011)
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2011)
  • Kings College, London (2006; 2011)
  • University of the Pacific (2011)
  • Lee MacRae University (2010)
  • University of Tennessee (2010)
  • Gordon College (2010)
  • Moravian Seminary (2010)
  • University of Northern Iowa (2010)
  • Willamette University (2009)
  • Southern Connecticut State University (2009)
  • North Carolina State University (2009)
  • Virginia Tech (2009)
  • Davidson College (2009)
  • Rhodes College (2009)
  • Otterbein College (2009)
  • Ohio State University (2009, 2010)
  • Missouri State University (2008)
  • University of California at Berkeley (2008)
  • Kent State University (2008, 2011)
  • Kansas University (2008)
  • Washburn University (2008)
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2008; 2010)
  • University of Oklahoma (2007; 2010)
  • Averett University (2007)
  • Oklahoma State University (2007)
  • Wake Forest University Divinity School (2002; 2007)
  • Hofstra University (2007)
  • University of Pittsburgh (2007)
  • Drew University (2007)
  • Randolph Macon Women’s College (2007)
  • National Cathedral, Washington D.C. (2007)
  • Stetson University (2006)
  • Barton College (2006)
  • Marist College (2006)
  • UNC-Greensboro (2006)
  • UNC-Charlotte (the Loy Witherspoon Lecture; 2006)
  • UNC-Asheville (2005)
  • Emory and Henry College (2005)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (Blake lecture; 2005)
  • St. Andrews College (2004)]
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (Mattingly Lectures; 2004)
  • Yale University (The New Testament Colloquium, 2001; Shaeffer Lectures, 2004)
  • University of Minnesota (2003)
  • Elon University (1998-2003)
  • Cornell University (2003)
  • Southeast Lousiana University (the Matheny Lecture in Religion and Science, 2003)
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington (2002)
  • Lancaster Theological Seminary (the Englert Lecture, 2002)
  • University of Birmingham, U.K. (1998, New Testament Colloquium; 2001)
  • Hendrix College (The Steele Center Lecture, 2001)
  • Augusta State University (the Cullum Lectures, 2001)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (College Lights Lectures, 2000)
  • University of South Carolina (the Charleton Hall Lectures, 2000)
  • Loyola Marymount University (2000)
  • Oberlin College (1999)
  • Duke University (1991; the Kenneth Clark Lectures, 1997)
  • Baylor University (1997)
  • Union Theological Seminary (1997)
  • Princeton Theological Seminary (Viva Vox Scriptura: Symposium on Biblical Exegesis, 1990)

RECENT ACADEMIC / CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • “The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research,”
    Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (November 2012)
  • “Biblical Studies and the Academy,” Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (November 2011)
  • “The Four-fold Gospel Canon,” Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting (November 2011)
  • “The Theological Tendencies of Codex Bezae: Forty Years On” Society of Biblical Literature annual
    meeting (November 2010)
  • “Eusebius and the Early Christian Practice of Forgery” Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting,
    (November 2009)
  • “Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts (David Parker): A Review. Society of Biblical
    Literature annual meeting (November 2010)
  • “Gospel Harmonies and the Textual Criticism of the New Testament,” Society of Biblical Literature
    annual meeting, November 2007.
  • “Forgery and Counterforgery in the Early Christian Tradition,” International Patristics Conference,
    Oxford, UK (August 2007).
  • “Texts Normative and Canonical,” Colloquium at the University of Aarhus, Denmark (January 2007)

RECENT PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES (Past 5 Years)

  • 2013-14: about 25 public lectures and book readings for the Smithsonian Institute, the Program in
    the Humanities at UNC; the Biblical Archaeology Society, books stores, and sundry other venues.
  • 2012-13: about 35 public lectures and book readings at local colleges, universities, and seminaries;
    the Biblical Archaeology Society, books stores, religious organizations, and sundry other venues
  • 2010-2011: about 50 public lectures and book readings at local colleges, universities, and seminaries;
    the Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), the Biblical Archaeology Society, books stores,
    religious organizations, and sundry other venues
  • 2009-2010: about 25 public lectures and book readings at local colleges, universities, and seminaries;
    the Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), the Biblical Archaeology Society, books stores,
    religious organizations, and sundry other venues
  • 2008-2009: about 30 public lectures and book readings at local colleges, universities, and seminaries;
    the Smithsonian Institute (Washington DC), the Biblical Archaeology Society, books stores,
    religious organizations, and sundry other venues

OTHER LECTURES

For the following groups/venues: Lecture series on cruises for the UNC General Alumni Association; The Biblical Archaeology Society; UNC-Chapel Hill Program in the Humanities and Human Values; Dupont Seminar at the National Humanities Center; American Humanist Association; National Humanities Center; Triangle Institute for Jewish Studies; B’nai B’rith Institute for Judaism; various local and state-wide church and civic groups.

TELEVISION

  • Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert
  • CNN
  • History Channel
  • National Geographic
  • BBC2 and BBC4
  • Discovery Channel
  • NBC Dateline
  • Inside Edition
  • A&E
  • Opus TV (Wales)
  • UNC-TV
  • Local TV stations

RADIO

  • “Fresh Air” (Terry Gross) (6x)
  • The Diane Rehm Show
  • The Leonard Lopate Show (NYC)
  • The Milt Rosenberg Show (Chicago; 6x)
  • The State of Things (local NPR) (5x)
  • Talk of the Nation
  • For “How Jesus Became God,” 15 or so NPR and other radio stations
  • For “Did Jesus Exist?” 10 or so NPR and other radio stations
  • For “Forged” 10 or so NPR and other radio stations
  • For “Jesus Interrupted” 20 or so NPR and other radio stations
  • For “God’s Problem,” 15 or so NPR and other radio stations
  • For “Misquoting Jesus” 20-25 NPR and other radio stations
  • For “Gospel of Judas” 15-20 NPR and other radio stations
  • “Soundings” (NPR)

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS

  • Religious Liberty Award, American Humanist Association, 2011
  • Fellow, National Humanities Center, 2009-10.
  • John William Pope Center Spirit of Inquiry Teaching Award, UNC Chapel Hill, 2008
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Research and Publications Grant (for “Apostolic Fathers,” with the Loeb Classical Library), 2000
  • University Research Council Research Grant (for “Apostolic Fathers,” with the Loeb Classical Library), 2000
  • Bowman and Gordon Gray Professorship (Awarded for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching), 1998-2001
  • Brandes Seminar Course Development Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997.
  • University Research Council Publication Grant (for “After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity”), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997.
  • University Research Council Research Grant (for “After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity”), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997.
  • Arts and Sciences Foundation Research Development Grant. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995.
  • Phillip and Ruth Hettlemann Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994.
  • John Lupton Foundation Grant for Course Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,1994.
  • Brandes Seminar Course Development Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994.
  • Undergraduate Students’ Teaching Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993.
  • University Research Council Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (for “The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture”), 1993.
  • Society of Biblical Literature Research and Publication Grant (for the International Greek New Testament Project), 1992.
  • Society of Biblical Literature Research and Publication Grant (for “The Text of the Fourth Gospel in the Writings of Origen”), 1991.
  • Faculty Fellowship, Institute for the Arts and the Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991.
  • University Research Council Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (for “The Text of the Fourth Gospel in the Writings of Origen”), 1990.
  • UNC Foundation Junior Faculty Development Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (for “The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture”), 1990
  • John Lupton Foundation Grant for Course Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990.
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1989.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • North American Patristics Society
  • Fellow, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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