Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dr. Franklin Trammell

I am very proud of Franklin Trammell, my first student to finish his thesis and graduate from the Bible and Beyond program at Rice.   Yesterday he defended his dissertation on the Shepherd of Hermas.  His thesis is called (Re)growing the Tree: Early Christian Mysticism, Angelomorphic Identity, and the Shepherd of Hermas.  He has illuminated the religious landscape of Roman Christianity, reconstructing a very old form of Christianity that is not only mystically-oriented, but from Jerusalem.  He has done what no one has been able to do.  Outstanding.  Congratulations Dr. Trammell!

7 comments:

Julia Ergane said...

Will Dr. Trammell be publishing his dissertation? I am sure it will take a little while; but, I look forward to it.

Wayne Coppins said...

Congrats to Dr. Trammell! It sounds like an interesting piece.

Himself said...

Agreed! we need more of the early understanding of Roman Christianity.Nuair a shuíonn an coileach péacoige ar a thóin, níl ann ach turcach
Wisdom is never on the menu, you have to own the restaurant.

John Dash said...

Congratulations! I am very much looking forward to reading your work.

lightseeker said...

Congratulations, Dr. Trammell! I have long sensed that a very early form of Christianity was mystically oriented, and have been searching for scholarly info about this. It sounds like your dissertation is something I'd love to read. I do hope your work is published soon. Thank you for your valuable contribution/research and insights!

Edward Jones said...

According to Walter Bauer "primitive Christianity" never existed. was never existed, and the earliest heresies were simply varied understandings of Jesus' message that arose in different geographical localities. Paul and his theology are but one misunderstandings. In fact Christianity did not appear until after 65 CE in the Gentile world.

Edward Jones said...

Correction to above comment: According to Walter Bauer "primitive Christianity" never existed, and - - .