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Ian N. Mills earned a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University. His research includes the production, transmission, and reception of pluriform narrative traditions in antiquity. His current book project, Rewriting the Gospel, explores early Christian appropriations of Hellenistic literary conventions for describing and evaluating different versions of the same story. Mills is also the co-host of the New Testament Review, a podcast dedicated to making important works of scholarship available to the wider public.

Select Publications

  • “Tatian’s Diatessaron as ‘Canonical’ Gospel: Walter Bauer and the Reception of Christian ‘Apocrypha.’” Studia Patristica 126, no. 23 (2021): 215–28.
  • “Zacchaeus and the Unripe Figs: A New Argument for the Original Language of Tatian’s Diatessaron.” New Testament Studies 66, no. 2 (April 2020): 208–27.
  • “Pagan Readers of Christian Scripture: The Role of Books in Early Autobiographical Conversion Narratives.” Vigiliae Christianae 73, no. 5 (2019): 481–506.
  • “The Old Syriac Gospels as a Witness to Tatian’s Diatessaron? The Text Critical Use of a Rival Tradition.” In At One Remove: The Text of the New Testament in Early Translations and Quotations, edited by Hugh Houghton and Peter Montoro, 43–64. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2020.
  • “Marcion as Textual Critic?: Heresiological Rhetoric and the Conventions of Roman Scholarship.” Journal of Early Christian Studies (Forthcoming).

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Educational Background

Ph.D., Duke University
M.A., Duke University
B.A., University of Minnesota

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