Lorenzo DiTommaso


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Lorenzo DiTommaso joined Concordia in 2004 as Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology. In 2009 he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, whereafter he accepted the Dean’s offer to transfer to the Department of Religion. In 2013 he was granted early promotion to Professor. He is currently a member of the department’s programs in Jewish Studies and Christianity, and teaches courses in both areas.

Dr. DiTommaso specialises in the study of global apocalypticism — ancient, mediaeval, modern and contemporary — with a strong overlapping interest in apocryphal literature. He has authored or edited five books, and written over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and other minor works. His research has been supported by multiple fellowships and grants. His next book, The Architecture of Apocalypticism, the first volume of a projected trilogy, is scheduled to be published by Oxford University Press.

Selected publications

The Architecture of Apocalypticism (From Antiquity to Armageddon, vol. 1) (Oxford UP, forthcoming 2014)

The New Jerusalem Texts (T&T Clark/Continuum, forthcoming 2014)

Old Testament Apocrypha in the Slavonic Tradition: Continuity and Diversity (Mohr Siebeck, 2011) [edited with Ch. Böttrich]

The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Late Antiquity (Brill, 2008) [edited with L. Turcescu]

The Book of Daniel and the Apocryphal Daniel Literature (Brill, 2005)

The Dead Sea New Jerusalem Text: Contents and Contexts (Mohr Siebeck, 2005)

Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research, 1850-1999 (T&T Clark/Continuum, 2001)