April DeConick

WEBSITE(S)| http://aprildeconick.com/

Research Areas

Areas of Speciality Professor DeConick studies those who suffered oppression and intolerance, who were marginalized, forbidden and forgotten in the ancient Christian world. She explores everything from women’s issues in biblical and apocryphal texts to therapeutic and shamanic practices in Nag Hammadi literature. To reach a broader public, she maintains a blog, The Forbidden Gospels. Her work focuses on New Testament and pre-Nicene literature, non-canonical gospels, gnostic literature and movements, mysticism and esotericism in early Christianity, new religious movements past and present, the biosocial study of religion, and a theoretical point of view called post-constructivism.