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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

Brad King



Brad King is a fourth-year Ph.D. student studying early and Late Antique Christianity. He holds an M.A. in Comparative Religion form the University of Washington at Seattle, an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from Stephen F. Austin State University.   

Brad is especially interested in the socio-cultural functions of texts to create, buttress, and/or resist religious institutionalization. His research is largely focused on early “orthodoxy” movements and how these movements changed the religious landscape at large, and the Christian landscape in particular, (e.g., early patristic writers like Irenaeus and the communities involved in the production and use of the Nag Hammadi corpus, the history of canon, and the social role of early monasticism and asceticism).

He is especially interested in the relationship between institutionalization and issues of gender/sexuality and social propriety.


Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean
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