Coptic Studies

Graduate Profiles



Graduates of Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Claremont Lincoln University (CLU) who wrote a Ph.D. dissertation, M.A. thesis, or book in an area of Coptic studies.

Claremont Graduate School (CGS) is predecessor of CGU

Claremont School of Theology (CST) is predecessor of CLU

Please note that the information below is not meant to be comprehensive or inclusive of all graduate publications and activities.

If you are a Claremont graduate, or know of someone who wrote a dissertation/thesis on a topic related to Coptic studies, please email Dr. S. Michael Saad (saad3 @ aol.com) with information to be included in this page.




PhD


MAs


PhD 

 

Patricia Eshagh(PhD in progress, CGU)

Working dissertation title: "The Dispersion of Egyptian Monasticism to Europe and its Influence on Western Monasticism in Late Antiquity"

Recent activity: Part-time Faculty, California State University, Stanislaus



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John Isaac: (PhD in progress, CGU)

Working dissertation title: "Beyond Tahrir: Voices from the Coptic Diaspora"

Recent activity: Associate Professor/Chair of Adult Secondary Education, Santa Ana College, California



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Daniel Sharp (PhD, CGU, 2012)

Dissertation: "Early Coptic Singular Readings in the Gospel of John"

Recent activity: Associate Professor, Religious Education, Brigham Young University, Hawaii



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Thomas Crawford (Ph.D., CGU, 2011)

Dissertation: "Curating Gnosis: Discovery and the Creation of (a) Discipline"

Recent activity: Research Associate, Institute for Signifying Scriptures, Claremont, California



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Lisa Karnan (Ph.D., CGU, 2009)

Dissertation: "The Call from Beyond and the Nag Hammadi Library"



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Mariko Yakiyama (Ph.D., CGU, 2007)

Dissertation:"Maximilla's Redressing the Ignorance of Eve through Sexual Renunciation: A Comparison of the Acts of Andrew and the Writings of Clement of Alexandria”

Recent activity: Lecturer, New Testament, Tokyo Union Theological Seminary, Tokyo, Japan 



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Salim Faraji (PhD, CGU, 2007)

Dissertation: "The Roots of Nubian Christianity: A Transitional Culture in Late Antique Africa: The Silko Inscription and the Temple of Kalabsha as Context"

Recent activity: Associate Professor of Africana Studies, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Books: The Roots of Nubian Christianity Uncovered: The Triumph of The Last Pharaoh.  Trenton: Africa World Press, 2012. 



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Jon Ma Asgeirsson (PhD, CGU, 1998)

Dissertation: “Doublets and Strata: Towards a Rhetorical Approach to the Gospel of Thomas”

Recent activity: Professor of New Testament, University of Iceland



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Karen J. Torjesen (PhD, CGS, 1982)

Dissertation: Hermeneutical Procedure and Theological Structure in Origen's Exegesis”

Recent activity: Margo L. Goldsmith Professor of Women’s Studies in Religion, CGU

Books:

Hermeneutical Procedure and Theological Structure in Origen's Exegesis. Berlin: Gruyter, 1985.



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James E. Goehring (PhD, CGS, 1981)

Dissertation: "The Letter of Ammon and Pachomian Monasticism”

Recent activity: Professor of Religion, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Books:

Politics, Monasticism & Miracles in Sixth Century Upper Egypt: A Critical Edition & Translation of the Coptic Texts on Abraham of Farshut.  Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012. 

The World of Early Egyptian Christianity: Language, Literature, and Social Context. Edited with J. Timbie. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2007.

Ascetics, Society, and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press, 1999.

The Roots of Egyptian Christianity. Edited with B.A. Pearson. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986.



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Marvin Meyer (PhD, CGS, 1979)

Dissertation: "The Letter of Peter to Philip (NHC VIII,2): Text, Translation, and Commentary"

Recent activity: Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Books:

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The International Edition.San Francisco: Harper, 2007.

Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Edited with R. Smith. Harper, 1994.



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Charles W. Hedrick (PhD, CGS, 1977)

Dissertation: “The Apocalypse of Adam: A Literary and Source Analysis”

Recent activity: Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies, Missouri State University, Springfield

Books:

The Gospel of the Savior: A New Ancient Gospel. Salem: Polebridge, 1999.

Nag Hammadi Codices XI, XII, XIII. Leiden: Brill, 1990.



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Master's Theses 

 

Margaret "Magi" J. Madsen-Hernandez (M.A. in progress, CGU)

Working thesis title: "Coptic Iconography in the Diaspora: Neo-Coptic Icons of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles"



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Mary Ghattas (M.A., CGU, 2012)

Thesis: "Medieval Egypt and Nubia: The Coptic and Nubian Churches, 543-1372 CE"

Recent activity: PhD student at CGU



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Sarah Mehany (MA, CGU, 2009)

Thesis: “Monastic Pachomian Rules Alive Today in Coptic Convents”

Recent activity: PhD student at CGU



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Prinny Stephens (MA, CST, 2008)

Thesis: “Hajir Idfu and Coptic Hagiographa”

Recent activity: PhD student at CGU



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Martha F. Ayoub (MA, CST, 2007)

Thesis: “Alpha and Omega Educational Program: Knowing the Coptic Orthodox Church in Three Years.”

Recent activity: Environmental Engineer, California Department of Transportation



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Fr. Antonious Henein (MA, CGS, 1993)

Thesis:  NA

Recent activity: Archpriest, Holy Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Los Angeles (d. 2006)

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