Forthcoming: “A History of the Study of Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England”

I'm pleased to say that I have an article forthcoming in the December issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, titled "A History of the Study of Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England." I was invited to submit this contribution because of the publication of my recent book, Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England. In my article … Continue reading Forthcoming: “A History of the Study of Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England”

Prefaces to the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew and Nativity of Mary

It's International Translation Day! Not coincidentally, September 30 is also the feast day of Saint Jerome (347-420), who translated the Bible into Latin (known as the Vulgate), as it was known for hundreds of years in medieval Western Europe. Jerome is also the patron saint of translators because of his reputation. Jerome's legacy as a … Continue reading Prefaces to the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew and Nativity of Mary

CFP: Putting Women in the Pulpit: A Roundtable about Women and Preaching

CFP: Putting Women in the Pulpit: A Roundtable about Women and Preaching Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), May 9-12, 2019 For over ten years at the ICMS, the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics (SSASH) has … Continue reading CFP: Putting Women in the Pulpit: A Roundtable about Women and Preaching

Preaching Apocrypha: Beginnings

[This post is part 1 in a series of reflections about my book, Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England (order here); read part 2 here and part 3 here.] My book Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England will be out from the University of Toronto Press in July (pre-order at that link for 25% off!), so lately I've been thinking about the project as … Continue reading Preaching Apocrypha: Beginnings

The Afterlife of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew Preview

This post is essentially a teaser for my upcoming presentation at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo next week. I'll be presenting a paper titled "The Afterlife of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew" on session 41, "The Scripturesque Middle Ages: Uses/Reception of Apocrypha along the Medieval North Sea," organized by Stephen Hopkins, in Sangren 1320, … Continue reading The Afterlife of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew Preview

That Serbian Book in Santa Clarita Diet

Apparently old books in pop culture media are becoming increasingly cool, or I'm just noticing them more lately. I get fired up every time I see manuscripts and early printed books in movies and television shows. A few recent examples include Athelstan's Insular gospel-book in the Vikings television show, a book written in runes in Disney's Frozen, … Continue reading That Serbian Book in Santa Clarita Diet