Christoph Markschies, English Bibliography


God’s Body. Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Images of God. Translated by A. J. Edmonds. Waco, Tex: Baylor University Press.
“Local Knowledge vs. Religious Imaging: Origen and the Holy Land.” In Origeniana Duodecima. Origen’s Legacy in the Holy Land – A Tale of Three Cities: Jerusalem, Caesarea and Bethlehem in Late Antiquity. Edited by Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony. Bibliotheca Ephemerides Lovaniensium. Leuven: Peeters.


“Introduction.” Pages 1-4 in Rationalization in Religions. Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Edited by Yohanan Friedmann and Christoph Markschies on behalf of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

“Origen of Alexandria: The Bible and Philosophical Rationality, or: Problems of Traditional Dualisms.” Pages 63-73 in Rationalization in Religions. Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Edited by Yohanan Friedmann and Christoph Markschies on behalf of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.


“Models of Relation between ‘Apocrypha’ and ‘Orthodoxy’. From Antiquity to Modern Scholarship.” Pages 13-22 in The Other Side. Apocryphal Perspectives on Ancient Christian ‘Orthodoxies’. Edited by Tobias Nicklas, Candida R. Moss, Christopher Tuckett, and Joseph Verheyden. NTOA/StUNT 117. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 
“Christian Gnosticism and Judaism in the First Decades of the Second Century.” Pages 340-354 in Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: The Interbellum 70-132CE. Edited by Joshua Schwartz and Peter Tomson. CRINT 15. Leiden: Brill.
“Demons and Disease.” Pages 11-35 in Health, Medicine, and Christianity in Late Antiquity.” Edited by Jared Secord, Heidi Marx-Wolf and Christoph Markschies. Studia Patristica 81. Papers presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015. Edited by Markus Vinzent. Leuven: Peeters.


“Current Research on the Eucharist in Ancient Christianity –  How the Eucharist developed from the End of the 4th Century in East and West.” Early Christianity 7: 417-446.
“The Reception and Transformation of Origen’s Works in Modern Editions: Some Comparative Views on Editions in Britain, France, Italy, and Germany.” Pages 165-189 in Origenia Undecima. Origen and Origenism in the History of Western Thought. Papers of the 11th International Origen Congress, Aarhus University, 26-31 August 2013. Edited by Anders-Christian Jacobsen. BEThL 179. Leuven: Peeters.


Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire: Prolegomena to a History of Early Christian Theology. Translated by W. Coppins. BMSEC 3. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015.

“Patristics and Theology: From Concordance and Conflict to Competition and Collaboration?” Pages 367-388 in Patristic Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Proceedings of an International Conference to mark the 50th Anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies. Edited by Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn and Carol Harrison. Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. (

“Foreword.” Pages XI-XVII in Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha from North American Perspectives: Proceedings from the 2013 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium. Edited by Tony Burke. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2015.

The Monk’s Haggadah. A Fifteenth-Century Illuminated Codex from the Monastery of Tegernsee, with a Prologue by Friar Erhard von Pappenheim. Edited by David Stern, Christoph Markschies, and Sarit Shalev-Eyni. Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination 1. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2015. [C.M., The History of the Codex and the Christian Theological Background of Erhard’s Prologue, pp. 58-71, 167-176; The Prologue to the Haggadah by Erhard von Pappenheim (Latin Text) with Erik Koenke and Anna Rack-Teuteberg, pp. 97-111, 182-188.]

… for Micha Ullman. Laudatory Address at the Award Ceremony of the MaxHerrmann Prize on 10 May 2012 in the Berlin State Library, in: Micha Ullman.Stufen, published by Anne-Catherine Jüdes, Matthias Flügge and Christhard-Georg Neubert, Berlin 2015, S. 16-22 [englische Übersetzung von Carol Oberschmidt].


Harnack’s Image of 1 Clement and Contemporary Research.” ZAC 18 (2014): 54-69. (

“Individuality in Some Gnostic Authors, with a Few Remarks on the Interpretation of Ptolemy’s, Epistula ad Floram.” Pages 11-28 in Individuality in Late Antiquity. Edited by Alexis Torrance and Johannes Zachhuber. Ashgate Studies in Philosophy & Theology in Late Antiquity. Surrey/Burlington, VT 2014, S. 11-28 [reprint with revisions at some points of ZAC 15 (2011) article; cf.].


“On Classifying Creeds the Classical German Way: ‘Privat-Bekenntnisse’ (‘Private Creeds’).” Pages 259-271 in Studia Patristica 63. Papers presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2011. Edited by M. Vinzent. Vol. 11 Biblica, Philosophica, Theologica, Ethica. Leuven: Peeters, 2013. (

“The Reformation is the normative centering on Jesus Christ: What is that we wish to celebrate 500 years later?” Pages 69-73 in Perspectives 2017: Writing on the Reformation. Edited by Kirchenamt der EKD. Hannover: EKD, 2013. (German Version)

“Welcome Address.” Pages 15-22 in Humboldt’s Model: The Future of Universities in the World of Research. Conference Report. Edited by B. Henningsen, J. Schlaeger and H.-E. Tenorth. Berlin: BWV, 2013.


The ‘Passio Sanctarum Perpetuae et Felicitatis’ and Montanism? Pages 277-290 in: Perpetua’s Passions. Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis. Edited by J. N. Bremmer and M. Formisano. Oxford 2012.

Religion. Past & Present. Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion. Edited by H. D. Betz, D. S. Browning, B. Janowski, E. Jüngel: “Ambrose of Milan (Saint),” Vol. I, Leiden/Boston 2007, p. 178-179; “Apostolic Succession I. Terminology; II. History 1. Early Church,” pp. 335-336.; “Baumgarten-Crusius, Ludwig Friedrich Otto,” p. 647. – “Cappadocian Theology,” Vol. II, 2007, p. 388; “Celestine I, Pope,” p. 459; “Christianity, II. Church History,” p. 577-585; “Christopher, Saint,” p. 650. – “Church History/Church Historiographie, I. Concept, Presuppositions,” Vol. III, 2007, p. 96-102; “Middle Eastern Church History and Histographie, 2. Other Middle Eastern church historiography,” p. 111; “Congregational Order,” p. 413. – “Dionysius of Milan,” Vol. IV, 2008, pp. 74-75; “Dynamism,” p. 229; “Early Church,” p. 230-238; “Encratites,” p. 436; “Eucharist/Communion II. Church History 1. Early Church,” pp. 621-625. – “Free Will, I. Terminology,” Vol. V, 2009, p. 223; “Free Will, III. Church History,” pp. 224-226; “Gnosis/Gnosticism, II. Christianity,” pp. 450-455. – “History/Concepts of History, VI. Church History,” Vol. VI, 2009, p. 177-178; “Image of God, II. Christianity,” p. 415-417; “Inner Person, I. Concept,” pp. 496-497; “Inner Person, IV. Early Church,” pp. 497-98; “Jerome, Saint, I. Person,” pp. 679-80. – “Lietzmann, Hans,” Vol. VII, 2009, p. 475. – “Maximilla, Priscilla and Quintilla,” Vol. VIII, 2010, p. 165; “Men, IV. Church History, 2. Middle Ages,” pp. 240-41; “Migne, Jacques Paul,” pp. 343-44; “Montanism,” pp. 526-27; “Monatnus,” p. 527; “Musanus,” p. 618. – “Neo-Niceanism,” Vol. IX, 2010, p. 100; “Nestorian Mission,” pp. 118-119; “Origen,” pp. 373-378; “Paul Melanos of Beth Ukkame,” p. 686; “Pelagius/Pelagians/Semi-Pelagians, II. Dogmatics,” pp. 712-13. – “Platonism, III. Platonism and the Church Fathers,” Vol. X, 2011, pp. 160-61; “IV. Further Influence on Christian theology,” pp. 161-62; “Ptolemy the Gnostic,” pp. 531-32. – “Saturninus of Antioch,” Vol. XI, 2011, p. 447. – “Succession, Apostolic, I. Terminology,” Vol. XII, 2012, pp. 335-336.; “II. History, 1. Early Church,” p. 336; “Suger,” p. 351. – “Traditio Apostolica,” Vol. XIII, 2012, 40f.; “Will, I. History of Term,” 486f.; “III. Church History,” 487-88. {Note: Some of these page numbers are not correct, but I have not had a chance to provide correct numbers}


Does it Make Sense to Speak about a ‘Hellenization of Christianity’ in Antiquity? Dutch Lectures in Patristics 1. Leiden: Brill, 2011 (= CHRC 92, 2012, 5-34 =

Compassion. Some Remarks on Concepts of Divine and Human Compassions in Antiquity. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Proceedings, Volume VIII/5. Jerusalem, 2011 (14 pages; simultaneously paginated as pp. 91-104).

Protestant Tradition in a Multicultural Future.” Norsk Theologisk Tidsskrift 112 (2011): 153-165. [Honorary Degree Acceptance Lecture, Oslo, 2.9.2011]

Individuality in Some Gnostic Authors. With a Few Remarks on the Interpretation of Ptolemaeus, Epistula ad Floram.” ZAC 15 (2011): 411-430. (


“The Price of Monotheism: Some new Observations on a current Debate about Late Antiquity.” Pages 100-111 in One God: Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire. Edited by St. Mitchell and P. van Nuffelen. Cambridge: 2010.


“Words of Welcome.” Pages 17-19 in Secularization Theories, Religious Idenitity and Practical Theology: Developing International Practical Theology for the 21st Century. Edited by W. Gräb and L. Charbonnier. International Practical Theology 7. Berlin: Lit, 2009.


The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by E. Fahlbusch, J. Lochman, J. Mbiti, J. Pelikan and L. Vischer (G.W. Bromiley, translator and English-language editor; D.B. Barrett, Statistical Editor): “Jerome”, Volume 3 (J-O), Leiden u.a. 2003, pp. 12-13; “Leo I.”, pp 80-81. “Tertullian”, Volume 5 (Si-Z), 2008, pp. 344-345.


“Intellectuals and Church Fathers in the Third and Fourth Centuries.” Pages 239-256 in Christians and Christianity in the Holy Land: From the Origins to the Latin Kingdoms. Edited by O. Limor and G. Stroumsa. Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages 5. Leiden: Brill, 2006.

“Antiquity and Christianity or: The Unavoidability of False Questions.” Pages 17-34 in Beyond Reception. Mutual Influences between Antique Religion, Judaism, and Early Christianity. Edited by D. Brakke, A.-Ch. Jacobsen, and J. Ulrich. Early Christianity in the Context of Antiquity 1. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2006.

“Conclusions and Perspectives [zum convegno „Scrivere per governare. Le forme della communicazione nel cristianesimo antico“, Brescia, 21./22. Mai 2005].” Rivista di Storia del Cristianesimo 3: 187-189.


“A Response to Jeffrey Bingham and Susan Graham.” Pages 152-158  in Early Patristic Readings of Romans. Edited by K. L. Gaca and L. L. Welborn. Romans through History and Cultures. New York: A&C Black, 2005.

“Gnosis.” Pages 499-502 in Christianity: The Complete Guide. Edited by J. Bowden and J. S. Bowden. London: Continuum, 2005.


“Jesus Christ as a Man before God: Two Interpretative Models for Isaiah 53 in the Patristic Literature and their Development.” Translated by Daniel P. Bailey. Pages 225-323 in The Suffering Servant. Isaiah 53 in Jewish and Christian Sources. Edited by B. Janowski and P. Stuhlmacher. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004. (see


Gnosis. An Introduction. Translated by John Bowden. London: T&T Clark, 2003.

“The Canon of the New Testament in Antiquity: Some New Horizons for Future Research.” Pages 175-194 in Homer, the Bible, and Beyond. Literary and Religious Canons. Edited by M. Finkelberg and G.G. Stroumsa. Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture 2. Leiden: Brill, 2003.

The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by E. Fahlbusch, J. Lochman, J. Mbiti, J. Pelikan and L. Vischer (G.W. Bromiley, translator and English-language editor; D.B. Barrett, Statistical Editor): “Jerome”, Volume 3 (J-O), Leiden u.a. 2003, pp. 12-13; “Leo I.”, pp 80-81. “Tertullian”, Volume 5 (Si-Z), 2008, pp. 344-345.

Westminster Handbook to Origen. Edited by J.A. McGuckin. Louisville/London 2003: “Gnostics,” Col. 103-106; “Paul the Apostle,” Col. 167-169; “Trinitarism,” Col. 207-209.


“The Religion of the Late Antiquity Vandals: Arianism or Catholicism.” Translated by K.-A. Hanson. Pages 87-97 in The True Story of the Vandals. Edited by P. Hultén and M.-L. von Plessen. Värnamo: Museum Vandalorum, 2001.

“Historiography and Historical Thought: The Christian Tradition.” Col. 6762-6766 in volume 10 of International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Edited by N. J. Smelser and P. A. Baltes. Oxford: Elsevier Science Publishers, 2001.


New Research on Ptolemaeus Gnosticus.” ZAC 4: 225-254.


Between Two Worlds: Structures of Early Christianity. Translated by John Bowden. London, 1999,


Valentinian Gnosticism: Toward the Anatomy of a School. Pages 401-438 in The Nag Hammadi Library after Fifty Years. Proceedings of the 1995 Society of Biblical Literature Commemoration. Edited by J.D. Turner and A.M. McGuire. NHS 44. Leiden: Brill, 1997.


M. Hengel, The ‘Hellenization’ of Judaea in the First Century after Christ, in collaboration with Christoph Markschies, translated by J.Bowden, Philadelphia 1989.