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, as well as chapters in various books. She is the author of Signs, Wonders, and Gifts: Divination in the Letters of Paul (Oxford University Press, 2019) and the co-editor of Christian Tourist Attractions, Mythmaking, and Identity Formation (Bloomsbury, 2018). Dr. Eyl is an Editor for Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean Book Series (Eisenbrauns), and serves on the Editorial Board for the Library of New Testament Studies Series (T&T Clark). She is Co-Chair of Redescribing Christian Origins group and has served on the Executive Committee of the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR). Dr Eyl teaches classes about the origins and spread of Christianity across the ancient Mediterranean, North Africa, Near East, and Central Asia; gender and sexuality in early Christianity; and ancient Greek religion.