Candida Moss

Candida Moss is a Biblical scholar whose work focuses on ancient medicine, martyrdom, understandings of the afterlife, and enslaved writing practices. She received her PhD in 2008 from Yale University and currently serves as a professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Birmingham. She has published six books and over thirty articles on various aspects of Biblical and early Christian literature, practice, and thought including The Other Christs (Oxford, 2010), Ancient Christian Martyrdom (Yale, 2012), Reconceiving Infertility (Princeton, 2015), Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby (Princeton, 2017) and Divine Bodies: Resurrecting Perfection in the New Testament and Early Christianity (Yale, 2019). She has been the recipient of prizes from the John Templeton Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her current project examines the role of enslaved literate works in the writing, movement, reading, and copying of early Christian texts.