Christoph Markschies, English Bibliography

Forthcoming (?)

Translation of Gottes Körper. Jüdische, christliche und pagane Gottesvorstellungen in der Antike.

“Esoteric Knowledge in Platonism and in Christian Gnosis.” This essay will appear in a publication edited by Prof. Florentina Geller

“Gospel of Truth  –  Some New Insights on the History of Valentinianism on the Basis of a new Analysis of Genre, Context and Content,” in: Sammelband einer Konferenz in Québec 2015, hg. v. Louis Painchaud u.a., Québec 2018, ### [Manuskript,21 S.]


Rationalization in Religions. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, ed. by YohananFriedmann and Christoph Markschies on behalf of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academyof Sciences and Humanities and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Ber-lin/Boston 2019 (VIII + 308 S.; von C.M.: Introduction, S. 1-4 und Origen of Alexandria: The Bible and Philosophical Rationality, or: Problems of Traditional Dualisms,S. 63-73).


Globalized History of Religions in Late Antiquity? The Problem of Comparative Studies and the Example of Manichaeism, in: S. 173-194 [mit einer neuen Rah-mung versehene Passagen aus Nr. 164 in englischer Übersetzung]
“Models of Relation between ‘Apocrypha’ and ‘Orthodoxy’. From Antiquity toModern Scholarship, in: The Other Side. Apocryphal Perspectives on Ancient Christian ‘Orthodoxies’,” ed. by Tobias Nicklas, Candida R. Moss, Christopher Tuckett, Joseph Verheyden, NTOA/StUNT 117, Göttingen 2017, S. 13-22.
“Christian Gnosticism and Judaism in the First Decades of the Second Century,” in: Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: The Interbellum 70-132CE, ed. by Joshua Schwartz and Peter Tomson, CRINT 15, Leiden 2017, S. 340-354
“Health, Medicine, and Christianity in Late Antiquity,” ed. by Jared Secord, HeidiMarx-Wolf and Christoph Markschies, Studia Patristica 81. Papers presented at theSeventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015, ed. byMarkus Vinzent, Leuven/Paris/Bristol, CT 2017 (XIV + 216 S., div. Abbildungen; von C.M.: Demons and Disease, S. 11-35).


“Current Research on the Eucharist in Ancient Christianity –  How the Eucharistdeveloped from the End of the 4th Century in East and West,” in: Early Christianity 7,2016, S. 417-446
“The Reception and Transformation of Origen’s Works in Modern Editions: Some Comparative Views on Editions in Britain, France, Italy, and Germany,” in: Ori-genia Undecima. Origen and Origenism in the History of Western Thought. Papers ofthe 11th International Origen Congress, Aarhus University, 26-31 August 2013, ed. byAnders-Christian Jacobsen, BEThL 179, Löwen u.a. 2016, S. 165-189


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.