Kimberley Fowler

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Researcher in the History of Ancient Christianity

Kimberley Fowler is responsible for early-Christian material.

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Kimberley Fowler was recruited for the Judaism and Rome project in September 2015, to research early-Christian sources in Greek, Latin, and Coptic.

She gained her doctorate from the University of Manchester in 2013. Her thesis, entitled "From the Apocryphon of John to Thomas the Contender: Nag Hammadi Codex II in its Fourth-Century Context," argued for a Pachomian monastic provencance for the Nag Hammadi Codices, and presented a Pachomian reading of the tractates within Nag Hammadic Codex II.

Between 2011 and 2014, she taught on various undergraduate courses related to the Bible and early Christianity at the University of Manchester, including subjects such as New Testament Greek, "Gnosticism," and contextualising of the New Testament. Prior to joining the "Judaism and Rome" project, she taught Advance Level Classical Civilisations, specifically focusing on Roman epic, Greek tragedy, and women in ancient Greece and Rome.

Her research interests lie particularly in the area of non-canonical Christian literature (especially so-called "Gnostic" texts), her publications to date being focussed on the literature of the Nag Hammadi Library. Kimberley is also currently joint-editing a volume of essays on the theme of "Wilderness" in the Bible and Early Christianity, to be published with Éditions du Zèbre.

Bibliography: 
  • Kimberley A. Fowler, "The Ascent of the Soul and the Pachomians: Interpreting the Exegesis on the Soul within a Fourth-Century Monastic Context," Gnosis (forthcoming 2017).
  • Kimberley A. Fowler, “Shifting Contexts at Nag Hammadi: Imagining a Fourth-Century Monastic Response to the Roles of Knowledge and Love in the Gospel of Philip,” in Todd E. Klutz and Casey A. Strine, eds., Scripture as Social Discourse: Early Jewish and Christian Writings in Social-Scientific Perspective (London and New York: T & T Clark, forthcoming 2017).


Reviews:

  • Davis, Stephen, Cultural Memories of a Young JesusJournal for Study of the New Testament Booklist 2015 37.5 (London: Sage, 2015): 110-11

  • Downing, F. Gerald, Order and (Dis)order in the First Christian Century: A General Survey of AttitudesJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2014 36.5 (London: Sage, 2014): 25-26

  • Dunderberg, Ismo, Gnostic Morality Revisited, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2016 38.5(London: Sage, 2016): 117

  • Gathercole, Simon, The Gospel of Thomas: Introduction and CommentaryJournal for the Study of the New TestamentBooklist 2015 37.5 (London: Sage, 2015): 116

  • Iricinschi, Eduard, Jenott, Lance, Denzey Lewis Nicola & Townsend, Philippa, eds., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine PagelsJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist2015 37.5 (London: Sage, 2015) 109-10

  • Kelhoffer, James, Conceptions of ‘Gospel’ and Legitimacy in Early ChristianityJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist2015 37.5 (London: Sage, 2015): 113-14

  • Luijendijk, AnneMarie, Forbidden Oracles? The Gospel of the Lots of MaryJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2015 37.5 (London: Sage, 2015): 114-15

  • Lynwood Smith, Daniel, Into the World of the New Testament: Greco-Roman and Jewish Texts and Contexts, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2016 38.5 (London: Sage, 2016): 110-111

  • Markschies, Christoph, tr. Coppins, Wayne, Christian Theology and its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire: Prolegomena to a History of Early Christian Theology, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2016 38.5 (London: Sage, 2016): 113-114

  • McDowell, Sean, The Fate of the Apostles: Examining the Martyrdom Accounts of the Closest Followers of Jesus, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2016 38.5 (London: Sage, 2016): 116-117

  • Pardee, Nancy, The Genre and Development of the Didache: A Text-Linguistic AnalysisJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist2014 36.5 (London: Sage, 2014): 130

  • Patte, Daniel & Mihoc, Vasile, eds., Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of RomansJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist2014 36.5 (London: Sage, 2014): 87-88

  • Piovanelli, Pierluigi & Burke, Tony, eds., Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Texts and Traditions, Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2016 38.5 (London: Sage, 2016):121-122

  • Robbins, Vernon K. & Potter, Jonathan M., eds., Jesus and Mary Reimagined in Early Christian LiteratureJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2016 38.5 (London: Sage, 2016):118-119

  • Rothschild, Clare K. & Schröter, Jens, eds., The Rise and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries of the Common EraJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist2014 36.5 (London: Sage, 2014): 133-134

  • Sanzo, Joseph, Scriptural Incipits on Amulets from Late Antique EgyptJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist2015 37.5 (London: Sage, 2015): 120-21

  • Tervahauta, Ulla, A Story of the Soul’s Journey in the Nag Hammadi Library: A Study of Authentikos Logos(NHC VI, 3)Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2016 38.5 (London: Sage, 2016): 122

  • Scott, Basil, God has no Favourites: The New Testament on First Century ReligionsJournalfor the Study of the New Testament Booklist2014 36.5 (London: Sage, 2014): 17

  • Weidemann, Hans-Ulrich, ed., Asceticism and Exegesis in Early Christianity: The Reception of New Testament Texts in Ancient Ascetic DiscoursesJournal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist 2014 36.5 (London: Sage, 2014): 128-129

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