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Department of Religion
Washington, District Of Columbia
Areas of Expertise
Bible and Early Christianity.
Paul Duff (C.V.) attended Miami University (Ohio) for his BA and MA in Religion. He received his PhD in Biblical literature from the University of Chicago. Since that time, he has published articles on Greco-Roman religion, religion and violence, and early Christianity. In 2001, he published Who Rides the Beast? Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press). He chaired the Department of Religion from 1997-2003. From 2004 until 2011, he served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. He is currently working on a book about the apostle Paul and another focused on the Christian movement in the first-century Hellenistic world.