Janet Spittler

Associate Professor


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Janet Spittler is Associate Professor, specializing in New Testament and Greek, and is Coordinator of the Classical Studies Minor. She holds a BA (1999) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, with a double major in Philosophy & Religion and Classics, and an MA and PhD (2007) from the University of Chicago’s Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature in the Division of the Humanities. Dr. Spittler teaches courses in New Testament, apocryphal Christian literature and Greco-Roman religions, as well as a four-semester sequence in ancient Greek language. Her research interests center on early Christianity as part of the broader Greco-Roman religious and literary landscape. Her publications include Animals in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles: The Wild Kingdom of Early Christian Literature (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008) and multiple articles on apocryphal literature. Her current research project involves Greek paradoxography (collections of “amazing reports”) and its relationship to miracles in early Christian literature. She is the recipient of a Humboldt Fellowship for the academic year 2010-11 at Regensburg Universität in Germany.

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