Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Areas of Expertise
New Testament Interpretation, Early Christian Martyrdom, Resurrection and Afterlife, Constructions of Disease and Disability in the Bible, Early Christian Origins.
Candida Moss specializes in Biblical studies and early Christian history, she holds an undergraduate degree in Theology from the University of Oxford, a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Yale Divinity School, and a doctorate in Religious Studies from Yale University. She has published four books and over twenty-five articles and essays on various aspects of Biblical and early Christian literature, history, and thought. An award-winning author, her first book, The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom (Oxford, 2010) was awarded the 2011 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise and she has been the recipient of grants and awards from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She currently serves as co-chair of the Healthcare and Disability in the Ancient Near East section of the international and national meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, co-Chair of the “Inventing Christianity” consultation of the Society of Biblical Literature, and on the steering committee of the “Apostolic Fathers” consultation of the International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. She has consulted for, appeared in, and hosted documentaries for the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel and has lectured nationally and internationally at Yale, Duke, Emory, Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Oxford, University of Durham, Von Humboldt University in Berlin, to name a few. She is currently working on a monograph on the resurrection of the body tentatively entitled “Heavenly Bodies: Resurrecting Perfection in Early Christianity” for Yale University Press and a commentary on Second Century Martyrdom Accounts for the Hermeneia Commentary series.
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The Atlantic — Can Hobby Lobby Buy the Bible?
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The Washington Post — Ted Cruz is wrong. Kim Davis is not the first Christian woman jailed for taking a stand, and she should resign.
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USA Today — Experts: Pope Francis’ abortion letter timed to U.S. visit
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The New York Times — Pope Francis Eases Path to Absolution for Abortion
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The New York Times — Pope: Priests in Holy Year Can Absolve ‘Sin of Abortion’
The Telegraph — Pope Francis tells priests to pardon women who have abortions
NPR — During Holy Year, Pope Will Let Priests Forgive Women Who Had Abortions
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The Daily Beast — Feeling A Mother’s Loss On Mother’s Day
CNN — Pope accepts resignation of Robert Finn, years after U.S. bishop’s conviction
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The Daily Beast — The Original Church/State Divide
CNN — New clues cast doubt on ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’
CNN — ‘Finding Jesus’: James, brother of Jesus Q&A
CNN — ‘Finding Jesus’: John the Baptist Q&A
CNN — Tracking a trail of historical obliteration: ISIS wipes out revered ancient sites
The Christian Post — Were Jesus and John the Baptist Competitors? ‘Finding Jesus’ Professor Describes Their Relationship
Catholic News Service — Relics can be key to understanding life in Jesus’ time, Jesuit says
CNN — Was oldest gospel really found in a mummy mask?
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The Daily Beast — Pope Francis: Stealth Climate Warrior
The Daily Beast — Why Harper Collins Wiped Israel Off the Map
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CNN — Does the new ‘Exodus’ movie whitewash the Bible?
Los Angeles Times — Pope Francis’ woman problem
The Atlantic — The Curious Case of Jesus’s Wife
The Daily Beast — Jesus Christ, Baby Daddy?
The Daily Beast — Intersexuality and God Through the Ages
The New York Times — Antiquities Lost, Casualties of War
Huffington Post — Pope Francis Is the Answer to Church’s Prayers
CBS This Morning — Progressive pope continues push for inclusion
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Slate — Ebola Is Not God’s Wrath
Arirang — Pope Francis’ Visit to Korea
CNN — 5 reasons South Korea could be the church of future
CNN — Blood libel: the myth that fuels anti-Semitism
CNN — ISIS militants destroy the tomb of Jonah=
The Wall Street Journal — Jihadists in Iraq Erase Cultural Heritage
CNN — Does Jonah’s tomb signal the death of Christianity in Iraq?
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CNN — How an apocalyptic plague helped spread Christianity
The Daily Beast — Deconstructing David Brat’s Shoddy ‘Scholarship’
The Daily Beast — Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis’s Masterstroke
The Daily Beast — The Pope’s Middle East Game of Shrines
Los Angeles Times — ‘Jesus’ Wife’ papyrus a forgery? You’re a sexist!
The Daily Beast — St. Hippolytus’ Careers Christians Should Never Have
Salon — Hollywood’s cheap Christianity: Noah, Ben-Hur and a persecution fixation
The Daily Mail — Is the ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ a fake after all?
CNN Belief Blog — New clues casts doubt on ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’
The Daily Beast — Who Really Put the Pope in Charge?
CNN — Did Christians really ‘steal’ Easter?
The Daily Beast — The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ is Still as Big as Mystery as Ever
The Wall Street Journal — The Vatican’s Precious Manuscripts Go Online
The Daily Beast — Spain’s New ‘Holy Grail’: Jesus Couldn’t Afford That Kind of Bling
CBS News — Obama-Pope Francis Vatican meeting: Inside president-pope relations through history
Politico — Obama’s papal audience
CNN Belief Blog — 5 things you didn’t know about popes and presidents
The Daily Beast — Diogo Morgado Puts the Carnal in Incarnate, But Was Jesus Really A Babe?
The Daily Beast — Bible Passages that Could Get You Killed
The Daily Beast — The Strange Science Behind Virgin Births
Politico Magazine — The Political Genius of Pope Francis
Reuters — No revels, we’re poor servants, Pope tells new cardinals
New York Times — Francis Looks to the Developing World in Appointing New Cardinals
NPR — Pope Francis Names 19 New Cardinals, None From The U.S.
Los Angeles Times — Obama highlights common ground with Pope Francis
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CBS Evening News — Why Pope Francis is Time magazine’s Person of the Year
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History Channel — Bible Secrets Revealed: Lost in Translation
The Daily Beast — Sarah Palin Is Here to Save Christmas, Thank God
The Daily Beast — Sorry, America, You’re Wrong, the Jews Did Not Kill Jesus
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BBC — Halloween: Witches, old rites and modern fun
The Daily Beast — Diet Like Jesus: What the Bible Says About How to Eat
Fox Business — Was Jesus a socialist?
CNN — Five things Bill O’Reilly flubs in ‘Killing Jesus’
The O’Reilly Factor — O’Reilly Battles Notre Dame Professor Who Claims Jesus Was a Socialist
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Washington Post — In Syria, some see a sign of the End Times
The Daily Beast — Sorry, Evangelicals, Syria Will Not Spur the Second Coming
The Daily Beast — The Truth About Angels in the Bible
Washington Post — Candida Moss debunks the ‘myth’ of Christian persecution
BBC — St George’s Day, celebrating a mythical martyr?