My musings on the New Testament, Early Christianity, Religion, Literature, and Other Phenomena and Ephemera.
Friday, August 17, 2012
R.I.P. Marvin Meyer
I have just heard of the passing of Marvin Meyer from a melanoma. He was an influential scholar on those religious movements that so often fall through the cracks of history (most notably "Gnosticism" and "magic"), popularizing and publicizing them to make them more widely known in several scholarly and trade publications. Several people more intimate with Marvin Meyer have noted his passing. Please see their comments here, here, and, here.
I have a Ph.D. in Religion from Columbia University. I am currently a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Religion at Illinois Wesleyan University. This fall I will join the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Mississippi. My research focuses on the New Testament and emergent Christians in their ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman environments.