Margaret M. Mitchell

 Margaret M. Mitchell
Address1025 East 58th Street
Swift Hall
Chicago, IL 60637

Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, University of Chicago Divinity School

M.A., University of Chicago,
Ph.D., University of Chicago,

Margaret M. Mitchell’s research and teaching span a range of topics in New Testament and early Christian writings. She is interested in their relationship to the wider Greco-Roman world and literary culture in which they were composed, as well as in the legacies of those texts as sacred scripture for Christian communities in later antiquity and beyond. Prof. Mitchell is the author of Paul and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation; The Heavenly Trumpet: John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation, and (with Rowan Greer) of The “Belly-Myther” of Endor: Interpretations of 1 Kingdoms 28 in the Early Church. She is also editor (with Frances M. Young) of The Cambridge History of Christianity, Volume 1 (Origins to Constantine). Recent articles include “Origen, Celsus and Lucian on the ‘Denouement of the Drama’ of the Gospels,” “Looking for Abercius: Reimagining Contexts of Interpretation of the ‘Earliest Christian Inscription,’” and “Le style, c’est l’homme: Aesthetics and Apologetics in the Stylistic Analysis of the New Testament.” Prof. Mitchell’s 2008 Speaker’s Lectures at Oxford University, Paul, the Corinthians and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics, will be published this year by Cambridge University Press.

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