Personal profile

Research overview

I am a biblical scholar and classicist with a particular interest in the study of New Testament and early Christian writings in their ancient philosophical and literary contexts. I currently have proven research expertise in Johannine literature, gospels, Greek and Latin novels, narratology, and classical philosophy.

My PhD thesis, entitled John and the Divine Romance: The Fourth Gospel as Philosophical Novella, is a comparative literary study of the Gospel of John with Greek and Latin narratives that use conventions of the ancient novel to communicate philosophical ideas.

As a co-investigator with the grant funded project Diegesis in Mind, I consider the benefits and limitations of applying approaches from cognitive science to my research.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, Philosophical Narrative in John and Apuleius? A Proposal for an Inter-Generic Reading Strategy, University of Cambridge

Oct 2020Jun 2021

Award Date: 1 Jun 2021

Master of Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Aug 2017May 2020

Award Date: 1 May 2020

Bachelor of Arts, Emmanuel University

Sept 1997May 2001

Award Date: 1 May 2001

External positions

Adjunct Instructor, Emmanuel University

Nov 2021 → …