Senate Faculty

Anne S Kreps
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 232
  • Office Hours Spring 2024: by appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Ancient World / Classics, Mediterranean Studies, Religion and Secularism
  • Courses Introduction to the Bible, Christianity from the First to Fourth Centuries, Religions of Abraham, New Religious Movements, Jesus in History and Film

Summary of Expertise

Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, History of the Ancient Near East, New Religious Movements, Methods and Theories for the Study of Religion

Research Interests

Second Temple Judaism, Early Christianity, History of the Ancient Near East, Greco-Roman World, New Religious Movements, Methods and Theories for the Study of Religion

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D University of Michigan, Near Eastern Studies

M.A. University of California-Berkeley, Near Eastern Studies (Judaic Studies)

Honors, Awards and Grants

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Andrew W. Mellon/Center for Environmental Futures Fellowship

Sherl K. Coleman and Margaret E. Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities

Ernest Moll Research Professor in Literary Studies

Selected Publications

The Crucified Book: Sacred Writing in the Age of Valentinus.  Divinations: Rereading Late Antique Religion.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022.

 

“Ancient Anatomy, Embryology, and the Gestation of Early Christian Heresy,” Early Christianity 13 (2022): 1-22.

  

“torah? Torah? Flora: Law and Book in Ptolemy’s Letter to Flora.” In Torah: Functions, Meanings, and Diverse Manifestations in Early Judaism and Christianity.  Edited by William Schneidewind, Jason Zurawski, and Gabriele Boccaccini.  Atlanta: SBL Press, 2021.  

  

Teaching Interests

History of ancient Judaism and Christianity, New Religious Movements, Canons and Archives