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Laura Nasrallah

Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Harvard University

Areas of expertise

  • - Ancient Greece and Rome
  • - Art and Religion
  • - The Bible
  • - Christianity

Major works

Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture: The Second-Century Church amid the Spaces of Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2010); From Roman to Early Christian Thessalonikē: Studies in Religion and Archaeology (Harvard Theological Studies, distributed by Harvard University Press, 2010); Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies (Fortress Press, 2009)
An Ecstasy of Folly: Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity (Harvard Theological Studies, distributed by Harvard University Press, 2003)

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About Me

Laura Nasrallah, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

Nasrallah's research and teaching bring together New Testament and early Christian literature with the archaeological remains of the Mediterranean world. She also investigates how these texts make an impact in religious communities and in politics today. Her books include An Ecstasy of Folly: Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity, Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture: The Second-Century Church Amid the Spaces of Empire, and two co-edited volumes, Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies and From Roman to Early Christian Thessalonikē: Studies in Religion and Archaeology. She’s currently at work on a commentary on 1 Corinthians and a book titled Archaeology and the Letters of Paul. Her awards include a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology and a fellowship from the American Association of University Women.

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