Visiting Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature
Candida Moss teaches New Testament and Christian Origins in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
Specializing in Biblical studies and early Christian history, she holds an undergraduate degree in Theology from Oxford University, a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Yale Divinity School and a doctorate in Religious Studies from Yale University. She currently serves as co-chair of the Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient Near East section of the international and national meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Moss is the author or editor of three books and over twenty articles. Her first book, The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom (Oxford, 2010) was awarded the 2011 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. She has also been the recipient of grants and awards from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
She is currently working on a book on the resurrection of the body entitled "Heavenly Bodies: Resurrecting Perfection in Early Christianity" for Yale University Press, a popular book on early Christian martyrdom for HarperOne, and a commentary on Second Century Martyrdom Accounts for the Hermeneia Commentary series.