Michael A Williams

  • Professor
Fields: Ancient Christianity, Religion in the Greco-Roman World, Late Antiquity

Michael Williams teaches a range of courses on early Christianity and related religious movements in antiquity, including an Introduction to the New Testament, a more specialized course on early Christian gospels (both New Testament and non-canonical gospels) and Jesus of Nazareth, and various undergraduate and graduate lecture classes and seminars on early Christianity and religion in late antiquity. For the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, he teaches the three-quarter Coptic language series (EGYPT 411, 422, 423). His primary research has been on heterodox movements in the early Christian period (especially the Coptic Nag Hammadi library and related traditions).