NASSCAL President Tony Burke has contributed to a panel on the Nag Hammadi discovery in the recent issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (vol. 45.2, June 2016), edited by NASSCAL member Philip L. Tite. The panel is a response to two recent articles by NASSCAL member Mark Goodacre (2013) and Nicola Denzey Lewis and Justine Blount (2014) challenging the standard account of the origins of the Nag Hamadi codices. Full description of the issue HERE; panelists’ papers listed below.
Editor’s Introduction: “Windows and Mirrors: Texts, Religions, and Stories of Origins,” Philip L. Tite (University of Washington) – (pp. 2-3)
“Telling Nag Hammadi’s Egyptian Stories,” Dylan Michael Burns (Free University of Berlin) – (pp. 5-11)
“Finding Early Christian Books at Nag Hammadi and Beyond,” Brent Nongbri (Macquarie University) – (pp. 11-19)
“True Stories and the Poetics of Textual Discovery,” Eva Mroczek (University of California, Davis) – (pp. 21-31)
“What Do We Talk About When We Talk About the Nag Hammadi Library?” Tony Burke (York University) – (pp. 33-37)
“The 70th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Codices: A Few Remarks on Recent Publications,” Paul-Hubert Poirier (Université Laval) – (pp. 37-39)
“Rethinking the Rethinking of the Nag Hammadi Codices,” Nicola Denzey Lewis (Brown University) – (pp. 39-45)