Philip Tite



McGill University (Montreal QC Canada), Ph.D., Religious Studies, 2005

I am the author of four books (Compositional Transition in 1 Peter [1997], Conceiving Peace and Violence [2004], Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourse [2009], and The Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans [2012] and co-editor of a fifth book (Religion, Terror and Violence [2008]) along with numerous academic articles published in various academic books and journals (e.g., Journal of Theological Studies, Studies in Religion, Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of Early Christian Studies, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Harvard Theological Review, Teaching Theology and Religion, Religious Studies and Theology, Religion, and Method and Theory in the Study of Religion). I am under contract for two further books, one on the apocryphal letters of Paul and the other (co-authored) a commentary on the Gospel of Luke with a focus on reception history.

Research Interests

Early Christianity, apocrypha, Valentinianism, theories of religion, Gnosticism, Nag Hammadi Codices, religion and violence