Faculty

portrait of James M.  Petitifils

James M. Petitifils

Assistant Professor of New Testament & Early Christianity

  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Talbot School of Theology
  • BA, Biola University

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Publications

Articles
  • “The Maccabean Martyrs,” Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. Eds. Michael Gilmour and Mary Ann Beavis (Sheffield Phoenix Press: 2012).

  • “The Zealots,” Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. Eds. Michael Gilmour and Mary Ann Beavis (Sheffield Phoenix Press: 2012).

  • “Martial Moses in Flavian Rome: Josephus’ Ant. 2-4 and Exemplary Roman Leadership”(under consideration).

Presentations

  • “Josephus’ View of Moses as an Exemplary Leader in Light of Cicero’s De Officiis,” presented at WECSOR (Western Commission for the Study of Religion, Pacific Coast regional meeting for SBL), March 2010: Tempe, Arizona. (oral presentation)

  • “Paul and Honorable Leadership in the Ancient Mediterranean World,” presented at the annual Far West Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, April 2010: La Mirada, California. (oral presentation)

  • “The Martyrs of Lyons as Exempla of Christian Leadership,” presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 2010: Atlanta, Georgia. (oral presentation)

  • “1 Clement and the Roman Discourse of Exemplarity,” presented at WECSOR (Western Commission for the Study of Religion, Pacific Coast regional meeting for SBL), March 2012: Santa Clara, CA. (oral presentation)

  • “A Tale of Two Moseses: Philo’s De Vita Mosis and Josephus’ Ant. 2-4 in light of the Roman Discourse of Exemplarity,” presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 2012: Chicago, Illinois. (oral presentation)

  • “Re-socializing Paul in Rome and Gaul: Pauline Humility and Roman Exemplarity in 1 Clement and the Letter of the Churches of Vienne and Lyons,” presented at the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion Conference, “The Social Science Interpretations of the New Testament,” April 2013: Los Angeles. (oral presentation)

  • “Mos Christianorum: M.Lyons and Roman Exemplarity,” presented at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society, May 2014: Chicago, Illinois. (oral presentation)

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