Robyn Faith Walsh is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Her first book The Origins of Early Christian Literature (2021) was recently published with Cambridge University Press. She has also published numerous articles, book chapters, and other pieces on Greco-Roman literature and archaeology. She is an editor at The Database of Religious History (DRH), on the advisory board for the forthcoming, Urbs and Polis, and holds administrative roles for the Society of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (SAMR) and the group Redescribing Christian Origins.
Kicking off our Season 11 Response essays, Robyn Faith Walsh builds on Willi Braun's discussion of the emphasis on origins in New Testament studies to explore the strategic use and employment of Paul's letters in the history of Christianity.