Richard A Layton

 Richard Layton

Contact Information

Department of Religion
3019 Foreign Language Building
707 South Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor

Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • History and Reception of the Bible, development of early Christianity, philosophy and religion in the Greco-Roman World

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1996
  • M.Div Emory University, 1986
  • B.A. University of Virginia, 1983

Selected Publications

Books

Didymus the Blind and his Circle in Late-Antique Alexandria: Virtue and Narrative in Biblical Scholarship Urbana, IL University of Illinois Press 2004.
Teaching Religion in the Public Schools: Educational Values and Purposes. Co-authored with Walter Feinberg Under review 2012.

Book Contributions

Didymus the Blind and the Philistores: A Contest over Historia in Early Christian Exegetical Argument New Approaches to the Study of Biblical Interpretation in the Second Temple Period and in Early Christianity Didymus the Blind and the Philistores: A Contest over Historia in Early Christian Exegetical Argument 11th International Orion Symposium. Forthcoming. 2011.
Interpretation in the Early Church Reading Genesis: Ten Methods Interpretation in the Early Church Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2010, p. 136-156.
Hearing Love’s Language: The Letter of the Text in Origen’s Commentary on Song of Songs. The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Late Antiquity: Proceedings of the Montreal Colloquium in Honour of Charles Kannengieser, 11-13 October 2006 Hearing Love’s Language: The Letter of the Text in Origen’s Commentary on Song of Songs. Leiden/Boston Brill 2008, p. 287-316.