3019 Foreign Language Building
707 South Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801
History and Reception of the Bible, development of early Christianity, philosophy and religion in the Greco-Roman World
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1996
M.Div Emory University, 1986
B.A. University of Virginia, 1983
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, Program in Medieval Studies
Feinberg, W., & Layton, R. A. (2013). For the civic good: The liberal case for teaching religion in the public schools. University of Michigan Press.
Feinberg, W., & Layton, R. A. (2013). Teaching Bible in Public High Schools: Toward a Conception of Educational Legitimacy. American Educational Research Journal, 50(6), 1279-1307. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831213502517
Layton, R. A. (2010). Interpretation in the early church. In Reading Genesis: Ten Methods (pp. 136-156). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511778056.009
Layton, R. A. (2008). Hearing love's language: The letter of the text in Origen's Commentary on the Song of Songs. In L. Turcescu, L. Turcescu, & L. DiTommaso (Eds.), The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Late Antiquity - Proceedings of the Montreal Colloquium in Honour of Charles Kannengiesser, 11-13 October 2006 (pp. 287-315). (Bible in Ancient Christianity; Vol. 6). Brill Academic Publishers.
Layton, R. A. (2004). Didymus the blind and his circle in late-antique Alexandria: Virtue and narrative in biblical scholarship. University of Illinois Press.