Early Christianity


The constitutive idea of this seminar is to treat Early Christianity as a multivalent phenomenon, characterized by a fundamental diversity. The focus is on interchanges and interactions between various groups and movements in the ancient Mediterranean world that had an impact on developing Christianity, including the interrelations between various Christian groupings. Papers offered to this seminar may focus on both canonical and non-canonical writings as well as other source materials and may apply a variety of methods. We highly encourage interdisciplinary approaches and particularly welcome contributions that cross boundaries between traditional disciplines.


New Testament, Apostolic Fathers, New Testament Apocrypha, Non-canonical Literature, Martyrs, Early Church


Kim Fowler
University of Durham

Paul Middleton
University of Chester

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Wuppertal 2021 Call for Papers

The Disciples and their Afterlives

The Early Christianity Seminar invites papers that deal with any aspect of the disciples of Jesus, including presentations of the disciples—either individual or collectively—in the gospels, the New Testament, or in early Christian literature. This includes canonical or extra-canonical works attributed to or about any or all of the twelve, or texts that affirm or in some way question their status.

We also invite papers for an open session on any area related to the seminar’s remit.