Dr. Michael J. Thate

Kurzbiographie

2000Bachelor of Arts, Biblical and Theological Stuides, University of Northwestern, St Paul
Minor, Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Northwestern, St Paul
2006M.Div., Trinity International University, Chicago, USA
2008M.A., New Testament and Second Temple Judaism, Trinity International University
2012PhD in Religious Studies and Early Christianity, University of Durham, United Kingdom
2013–14Lecturer in New Testament Interpretation, Yale Divinity School, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
2014–16Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA (Center for the Study of Religion and Faith and Work Initiative)
2015Lecturer in Religion Department, Princeton University
2016–Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University
2016–Lehrbeauftragter, Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
2016–Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Jewish Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Bibliographie

Books:

  • Religion and the Individual: Belief, Practice and Identity (Special issue for Religions, 2016 [forthcoming]) coedited with Douglas Davies.
  • Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action: A Life in Parts (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016) co-edited with James Carleton Paget.
  • In Christ in Paul: Explorations In Paul’s Theological Vision of Participation (WUNT/II 384; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), co-edited with Kevin J. Vahoozer and Constantine R. Campbell.
  • Remembrance of Things Past? Albert Schweitzer, the Anxiety of Influence, and the Untidy Jesus in Markan Memory (WUNT/II 351; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013).

    • Contracted / In Preparation:

      • The Godman and the Sea (due: March 2017)
      • Stranger and Enigma: Reintroducing Albert Schweitzer to a Modern Age (due: August 2018)
      • Perfume: An Olfactory Theology of St Paul (due: September 2018)

 

Articles and Chapters:

  • “The Economics of Libido: Augustine, Labor, and the Enclosure,” Studia Patristica (2017 [forthcoming]).
  • “Exeunt: Figuration and Fracture within Early Christianity,” in Candi Cann, ed., Death and the Afterlife (London: Routledge, 2017 [forthcoming]).
  • “An Inquisitive Presence: ‘Thinking with’ Douglas Davies on the Study of Religion,” in Mathew Guest and Martha Middlemiss Lé Mon, eds., Death, Life, and Laughter: Essays on Religion (London: Ashgate, forthcoming, 2016).
  • “Questioning the Relevance of Albert Schweitzer,” (co-written with James Carleton Paget) in Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action: A Life in Parts (eds., James Carleton Paget and Michael J. Thate (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016), 1–26.
  • “An Anachronism in the African Jungle? Reassessing Albert Schweitzer’s African Legacy,” in Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action: A Life in Parts (eds., James Carleton Paget and Michael J. Thate (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016), 295–319.
  • “The Third Moralist: Schweitzer, Nietzsche, and Transvaluation,” in Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action: A Life in Parts (eds., James Carleton Paget and Michael J. Thate (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, forthcoming, 2016), 193–215.
  • “Last Metamorphosis of Labor,” in Kelly J. Murphy and Justin P. J. Schedtler, eds., Apocalypses in Context: Apocalyptic Current Throughout History (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016), 290–311.
  • “Messianic Time and Monetary Value,” Religions 7.9 (2016), 112 [pp. 1–18].
  • “Labor and the Social Order,” Cosmologics: Harvard Divinity School’s Magazine of Science, Religion, and Culture (Spring 2016), 1–10.
  • “Paul, Phronēsis, and Participation: The Shape of Space and the Reconfiguration of Place in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians,” pp. 281–327 in ‘In Christ’ in Paul: Explorations in Paul’s Theology of Union and Participation (eds. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Constantine R. Campbell, and Michael J. Thate; WUNT/II 384; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014).
  • “Paul and the Politics of Neglect: Galatians, Succession Anxieties, and Paul’s Political Participation,” pp. 209–50 in ‘In Christ’ in Paul: Explorations in Paul’s Theology of Union and Participation (eds. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Constantine R. Campbell, and Michael J. Thate; WUNT/II 384; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014).
  • “Identity Construction as Resistance: Figuring Hegemony, Biopolitics, and Martyrdom as an Approach to Clement of Alexandria,” in Markus Vinzent, ed., Studia Patristica 66.XIV (18vols.; Leuven: Peeters, 2013) 14.69–86.
  • “Dating Thomas: Logion 53 as a Test Case for Dating the Gospel of Thomas within an Early Christian Trajectory,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 20.2 (2010) 221–40 co-written with Joshua W. Jipp.
  • “Paul at the Ball: Ecclesia Victor and the Cosmic Defeat of Personified Evil in Romans 16:20,” in Paul’s World (ed. Stanley E. Porter; vol. 4 of Pauline Studies; Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008) 151–170.
  • “Conditionality in John’s Gospel: A Critique and Examination of Time and Reality as Classically Conceived in Conditional Constructions,” JETS 50/3 (September 2007) 561–72.

 

Reviews:

  • “Politics and Paul: Reviewing N. T. Wright’s Political Apostle,” Marginalia: L.A. Review of Books (6 January 2015). A review of N. T. Wright, Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013).
  • Virginia Burrus (ed.), Late Ancient Christianity (A People’s History of Christianity; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010 [2005]). Theology and Sexuality 17.2 (2011) 224–26.      
  • J. A. North and S. R. F. Price (eds.), The Religious History of the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and Christians (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). Themelios.         
  • Anathea E. Portier-Young, Apocalypse Against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011). Themelios.
  • Lloyd P. Gerson (ed.), The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Themelios 37.1 (2012) 117–18.
  • Hans-Joachim Eckstein, Christof Landmesser and Hermann Lichtenberger, Eschatologie – Eschatology (WUNT 272; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011). Biblical and Early Christian Studies.
  • Joseph Verheyden, Korinna Zamfir and Tobias Nicklas, Prophets and Prophecy in Jewish and Early Christian Literature (WUNT II/286; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010). Biblical and Early Christian Studies.
  • John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow, The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010). TrinJ 33.1 (2012) 124–25.
  • Dale C. Allison Jr., Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010). Themelios 36.3 (2011) 481–84.
  • Olav Hammer, ed., Alternative Christs (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009). Themelios 36.3 (2011) 500–02.
  • James E. Edwards, The Hebrew Gospel & The Development of the Synoptic Tradition (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009). Themelios 36.2 (2011) 280–82.
  • Susan R. Garrett, No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims about Jesus (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008). Themelios 36.2 (2011) 325–27.
  • Laura Salah Nasrallah, Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture: The Second-Century Church Amid the Spaces of Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). TrinJ 32NS (2011) 103–05. 
  • Michael Fishbane, Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008). Themelios 35.3 (2010) 508–09.                                   
  • T. Desmond Alexander, From Eden to the New Jerusalem: Exploring God’s Plan for Life on Earth (Downers Grove: InterVarstiy Press, 2008). Themelios 35.3 (2010) 446–48.
  • John P. Meier, Law and Love. A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Vol. 4, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009). Themelios 35.3 (2010) 473–75.
  • Dale B. Martin, Pedagogy of the Bible: An Analysis and Proposal (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008). Themelios 35.3 (2010) 527–28.
  • Craig S. Keener, The Historical Jesus of the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009). Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 29.2 (2011) 305–06.                                   
  • William R. Telford, Writing on the Gospel of Mark: Guides to Advanced Biblical Research (Dorset: Deo Publishing, 2009). Themelios 35.3 (2010) 483–84.
  • Anthony Thiselton, Hermeneutics: An Introduction (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009). Themelios 35.3 (2010) 539–40.                                              
  • Larry R. Helyer, The Witness of Jesus, Paul and John: An Exploration in Biblical Theology (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2008). JETS
  • Roger Lundin, Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a Secular Age (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009). Themelios 35.1 (2010) 192–93.                                   
  • C. Kavin Rowe, World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009). Themelios 35.1 (2010) 90–92.
  • J. Ross Wagner, C. Kavin Rowe, and A. Katherine Grieb, eds., The Word Leaps the Gap: Essays on Scripture and Theology in Honor of Richard B. Hays (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008). Themilios 35.1 (2010) 92–94.
  • Beverly Roberts Gaventa and Richard B. Hays, eds., Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008). Themelios 34.2 (2009) 229–32.
  • Kent E. Brower and Andy Johnson, eds., Holiness and Ecclesiology in the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007). Themelios 34.1 (2009) 112–113.
  • Graeme Goldsworthy, Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010). Trinl 30NS (2009) 133–34.
  • Graeme Goldsworthy, Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010). Bulletin for Biblical Research 19.1 (2009) 150–52.
  • Herbert W. Bateman IV, Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews (Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2007). TrinJ 29.2 (2008) 330–31.

Forschung

  • Religion and Literature (particularly Kafka, Hemingway, and Proust)
  • New Testament Studies (particularly Gospel Studies and Paul)
  • Early Christian Philosophies, theologies and histories
  • Ethics
  • Modern Theology
  • Historical Jesus Research
  • Apocalyptic
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Philosophies of Science and technology
  • Philosophies of History
  • Political/Critical Theory
  • Roman History from the First Triumvirate to the Second Sophistic
  • Labor studies

Mitgliedschaften

  • American Academy of Religion (2014 – Present)
  • North American Patristics Society (2014 – Present)
  • Islam, Law, and Modernity Research Group (2011 – Present)
  • British Association for the Study of Religion (2011 – Present)
  • International Society for Religion, Lit. & Culture (2010 – Present)
  • Cultural Research Association, Paris, France (2010 – Present)
  • Society of Biblical Literature (2006 – Present)