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Marvin Meyer

Marvin Meyer
Dr. Marvin Meyer (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute. Dr. Meyer is the author of numerous books and articles on Greco-Roman and Christian religions in antiquity and late antiquity, and on Albert Schweitzer’s ethic of reverence for life. His most recent publications include books he has authored or co-authored on the Gospel of Judas and other Gnostic and early Christian texts from Codex Tchacos, the Nag Hammadi library, and the Berlin Gnostic Codex, including The Gospel of Judas (National Geographic), Judas (HarperOne), The Nag Hammadi Scriptures (HarperOne), and The Gnostic Bible (Shambhala). He has been interviewed on television programs that have aired on ABC, BBC, CNN, PBS, A&E, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the National Geographic Channel. He lives with his wife, children, and dog in Orange, California.

Presenter at

  • Bible & Archaeology Fest XIII, November 19-21, 2010
    The Gospel of Judas: What it has Taught Us Thus Far
    When the Gospel of Judas was published in 2006, it took the scholarly world by storm. Almost at once issues of presentation and interpretation appeared. This lecture traces the story of the Gospel of Judas, from before the time of the initial publication to the continuing saga about the appearance of additional fragments, and raises several questions about the text in the context of textual discoveries and textual interpretation. How should scholars deal with individuals and organizations that may have access to ancient texts? How should we deal with the media? What are the relevant ethical challenges that we face when texts are discovered or made available? How may we explain the radically different interpretations that emerged as the Gospel of Judas became known? And where, in the light of the new fragments, may those interpretations be heading now?

Selected Books by Marvin Meyer