Dr. Tim Luckritz Marquis
Associate Professor of New Testament
Ph.D., Yale University, 2008
Tim Luckritz Marquis has been on the faculty since 2009, teaching courses in New Testament, early Christianity, and Greek. Since joining the faculty, he has written Transient Apostle: Paul, Travel, and the Rhetoric of Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013), which explores how Paul presented his own traveling, apostolic lifestyle as a performance of his message. He researches and writes on early Christian itinerancy—or the way in which the first Christian teachers used their travels to communicate who they were, what they were teaching, and how they wanted to transform the world. As a teacher, he helps students similarly imagine how their lives and vocations might fit into a changing world. He is currently working on a manuscript entitled Itinerancy and Christian Origins: A Biopolitics of Wandering.
Tim approaches New Testament interpretation as an opportunity to listen to the diverse voices of Christian history in their social and material contexts. In the classroom, he explores innovative approaches to issues of economic justice, gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity by tracing the various paths taken by early Christians living the Gospel. He is fascinated by wandering and movement, both in the Bible and in the world today. He enjoys incorporating group activities and technology into the classroom so that students can communicate ideas to a wider community.
During his free time, Tim travels extensively between Pennsylvania and Virginia, where his wife lives and works. He also enjoys following the wanderings of his two small children, attempting to interpret where they are going.