Andrew Jacobs

Andrew Jacobs

Professor of Religious Studies
Chair of Religious Studies Department

Department: Religious Studies

Office Address: Vita Nova 110

Office Phone: (909) 607-4086


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Academic History

  • A.B. Brown University
  • M.A., Ph.D. Duke University

Areas of Expertise

Early Christian Studies; Religion and Culture in Late Antiquity

Personal Interests

I study early Christian history through the lens of critical theory (postcolonial studies, gender theory, cultural studies), with a particular focus on the ways in which identity was constructed and deconstructed in the period of late antiquity (ca. 100-600 C.E.). My first book explored Christian empire in the late ancient holy land, and I have published articles on various aspects of early Christian culture, including the ancient family, biblical interpretation, apocryphal writings, and women in the early Christian world.

Selected Research and Publications

  • Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference (U Penn, 2012)
  • Remains of the Jews: Holy Land and Christian Empire in Late Antiquity (Stanford, 2004)
  • Christianity in Late Antiquity, 300-450 CE: A Reader, with Bart Ehrman (Oxford, 2003)

Courses Taught

Varieties of Early Christianity; New Testament and Christian Origins; Early Christian Bodies; Early Christianity and/as Theory

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