About L.W.

Short Profile

Luigi Walt, b. 1975, Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Univ. of Bologna, 2008), is Senior Lecturer in History of Religions at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. Among his publications: Paolo e le parole di Gesù. Frammenti di un insegnamento orale (2013); Texts, Practices, and Groups: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the History of Jesus’ Followers in the First Two Centuries (co-ed., 2017); Sceptic and Believer in Ancient Mediterranean Religions (co-ed., 2020); and Paolo traduttore. Sulla distinzione tra spirito e lettera (2021).

Research Interests

  • Cultural history of biblical and apocryphal texts
  • Early Christianity and religions of the ancient Mediterranean
  • Orality and writing in antiquity
  • Method and theory in the study of religion

Academic Affiliations and Memberships 

Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC) • Centro Italiano di Studi Superiori sulle Religioni (CISSR) • European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) • European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) • Societas Spinozana • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)

Work in Progress (Selection)

  • The Sixth Book of Ezra: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary
  • The Acts of Mark in Aquileia: A Study in the Memory of Origins
  • [Ed. / Transl.] J.Z. Smith, Selected Essays in the Study of Religion

Personal website

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