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Religious Studies
Wendell Phillips Center 151
Alan Lenzi
Department Chair
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211


Alan Lenzi, Religious and Classical Studies, co-edited the book Divination, Politics, and Ancient Near Eastern Empires with Jonathan Stökl of University College London. He also contributed the chapter "Prophecy, Imperialism, and Secrecy: Revisiting Biblical Prophecy and Secrecy in Light of Ancient Mesopotamian Prophetic Texts" to the volume.

Tanya Storch, Religious & Classical Studies, had published, "The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography: Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka." (Cambria Press: Amherst, New York, 2014).

Tanya Storch, Religious & Classical Studies, had published, "Buddhist Universities in the United States of America," The International Journal of Dharma Studies, vol. 1 (2013): 1-16

Tanya Storch, Religious & Classical Studies, had published, "Fei Changfang's Records of the Three Treasures throughout the Successive Dynasties and its Role in the Formation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon," in (eds.) Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia, Spreading Buddha's Word in China: Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon. (Columbia University Press: New York, 2014): 180-229.

Caroline Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, presented "Cracking the Code: a Coptic Digital Corpus for Interdisciplinary Research" at the Digital Classics Association Conference in Buffalo, N.Y. The research was funded by a Pacific Fund grant.

Caroline Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, was one of the lead organizers on the planning committee for the symposium "Late Antiquity Made New:  A Celebration of the Work of Elizabeth A. Clark" held at Duke University.  The symposium brought together more than 100 international scholars in religious studies, especially in the fields of history of Christianity, New Testament, and theory.  Schroeder also presented the paper "Like Father, Like Son: Monastic Genealogies and Cultural Reproduction" at the U.C. Berkeley, conference "The New Patristics: Studying the Church Fathers after the Linguistic Turn," sponsored by the Townsend Humanities Center and various departments.

Caroline Schroeder, Religious & Classical Studies, had her article, "An Early Monastic Rule Fragment from the Monastery of Shenoute," accepted for publication in the journal Le Muséon.

Alan Lenzi, Religious and Classical Studies, contributed the web page entry "Divine Secrets" for the Society of Biblical Literature's Bible Odyssey's website, which debuts in spring 2014 with the intent to make critical biblical scholarship available to the public in an engaging online format.  

Caroline T. Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, was accepted to participate in the NEH Digital Humanities Institute on Data Curation at the University of Maryland.  

Alan Lenzi, Religious and Classical Studies, presented "The Language of Akkadian Prayers in Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi and its Significance within and beyond Mesopotamia" at the Seventh International Melammu Symposium in Obergurgl, Tyrol, Austria.

Alan Lenzi, COP Religious and Classical Studies, Received the 2012-13 University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church

Alan Lenzi, Religious and Classical Studies, presented two papers at the national Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Baltimore: "The Intellectual Context of Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi (Medical Perspectives) and the Interpretation of Ludlul II 68-85 as Sleep Paralysis" and "Akkadian Incantation-Prayers and Shuila-Prayers: Existential Exile and Ritual Banishment."  

Caroline T. Schroeder, Religious and Classical Studies, presented "Searching for Scriptures: Digital Tools for Detecting and Studying the Re-use of Biblical Texts in Coptic Literature" at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. 

Caroline Schroeder, Religious Studies, gave the invited lecture "Like Father, Like Son: Genealogies and Cultural Reproduction in Early Christian Monasticism" at the School of Religion at the University of Southern California.

Caroline T. Schroeder , Religious and Classical Studies, had her article, "Women in Anchoritic and Semi-Anchoritic Monasticism in Egypt: Rethinking the Landscape" published in the March 2014 issue of Church History:  Studies in Christianity and Culture.

Joel N. Lohr, Religious and Classical Studies, presented the paper at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Md., "Making Abraham a Missionary: Christian Readings of Genesis 12:1-3." The paper was selected to be published in the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies, subsequently titled "Abraham the Missionary? The Call of Abraham in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam." At the same conference, Lohr also presented the paper "What is Biblical Theology? A Response" as part of a panel, in conjunction with the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting.