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A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer
Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, Daniel Ullucci, Nathaniel DesRosiers, editors
BJS 358
Publication Date
October 2015


Celebrate a trailblazer in the areas of women and religion, Jews and Judaism, and earliest Christianity in the ancient Mediterranean

Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita in the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University. This volume of essays, conceived and produced by students, colleagues, and friends bears witness to the breadth of her own scholarly interests. Contributors include Theodore A. Bergren, Debra Bucher, Lynn Cohick, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Robert Doran, Jennifer Eyl, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, Maxine Grossman, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Jordan Kraemer, Robert A. Kraft, Shira L. Lander, Amy-Jill Levine, Susan Marks, E. Ann Matter, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley K. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.


  • Articles that examine both ancient and modern texts in cross-cultural and trans-historical perspective
  • Twenty-eight original essays on ancient Judaism, Christianity, and women in the Greco-Roman world

Susan Ashbrook Harvey is Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence, Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor of History and Religion, and Chair of Religious Studies at Brown University.

Nathaniel DesRosiers is Associate Professor in Religious Studies at Stonehill College, where he teaches courses in New Testament, and Early Christianity.

Shira L. Lander is Professor of Practice and Director of Jewish Studies, Southern Methodist University.

Jacqueline Pastis is Associate Professor of Religion at La Salle University.

Daniel Ullucci is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College.