Jennifer Eyl

Jennifer Eyl

(617) 627-0738
Lincoln Filene
Research/Areas of Interest:

Pauline Studies, New Testament, Christian Origins
Divinatory Practices and so-called "Magic"
Gender & Sexuality in Antiquity
Hellenistic Philosophy and Moral Psychology
Apocryphal Acts and the Greek Novels
Saint and Relic Veneration
Constructions of the Afterlife
Translation Theory and New Testament Studies
Theory of Religion
Digital Humanities


  • PhD Religious Studies, Brown University, Providence, United States, 2012
  • MA Religious Studies, Brown University, Providence, United States
  • MA/Postbac Classics, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, United States
  • BA Classical Culture, University of Georgia, Athens, United States


Jennifer Eyl received her PhD in Early Christianity from Brown University in 2012. Her research focuses on Christian origins in the Roman Empire, with particular attention to the apostle Paul. She has published articles in the Journal of Ancient Judaism, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion and the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and chapters in various books. Her recent monograph, Signs, Wonders, and Gifts: Divination in the Letters of Paul (Oxford University Press, 2019) examines the practices of divination and wonderworking Paul's letters, and contextualizes such practices within ancient ideas about human reciprocity with gods. She is also the co-editor of Christian Tourist Attractions, Mythmaking, and Identity Formation (Bloomsbury, 2018). She is working on a new book project which examines the role of fidelity in shaping early Christ groups. Dr. Eyl is on the Editorial Board for the Library of New Testament Studies Series (T&T Clark), and has served on the Executive Committee of the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), as well as the New England regional council for the Society of Biblical Literature.