Michael J. Thate

Michael Thate

Michael J. Thate is in his second year as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, he was a Lecturer of New Testament Interpretation at Yale Divinity School as well as a Post-Doctoral Visiting Research Fellow at Yale where he worked on a kind of comparative sea mythology within Jewish, Greek, and Roman texts along with early Christian configurations of identity with respect to the sea. This research will be published in a forthcoming monograph, The Godman and the Sea. His research interests revolve around the formation and reception of discourses, particularly religious and scientific. His first book, Remembrance of Things Past? (Mohr Siebeck, 2013), is a social history of LebenJesuForschung during the 19th and 20th centuries. He is also the editor of two projects: one on participation themes in antiquity and Paul (Mohr Siebeck, 2014); the other on the philosophical ethics of Albert Schweitzer (to be published with Syracuse University Press, 2016). While at Princeton, Thate will be working with the Faith and Work Initiative where his research will be on conceptions of labor and status in antiquity and current post-Marxist theory. Thate is a recent recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship which will see him in Germany for two years after this coming academic year. He received his PhD in Religious Studies and History of New Testament Interpretation from the University of Durham (U.K.).