Michael Williams teaches a range of courses on early Christianity and related religious movements in antiquity, including an Introduction to the New Testament, a more specialized course on early Christian gospels (both New Testament and non-canonical gospels) and Jesus of Nazareth, and various undergraduate and graduate lecture classes and seminars on early Christianity and religion in late antiquity. For the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, he teaches the three-quarter Coptic language series (EGYPT 411, 422, 423). His primary research has been on heterodox movements in the early Christian period (especially the Coptic Nag Hammadi library and related traditions).
Rethinking “Gnosticism” -An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category
Princeton University Press
Innovation in Religious Traditions -Essays in the Interpretation of Religious Change
Collett Cox, Martin Jaffee
Mouton de Gruyter