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Dr Elizabeth Corsar

A little about me:

I was born, raised, and educated in Edinburgh, where I undertook my theological studies at the University of Edinburgh (MA, MTh, PhD). During my undergraduate degree, I became fascinated by the gospels, and especially with the question of the ways in which the four gospels are interrelated. This led me to pursue the perennial question of John’s relationship with Mark for my doctoral research. I am also passionate about teaching, and I am an Associate Fellow of the Advance HE. Prior to coming to St Padarn’s Institute, I served as an associate tutor teaching Biblical Studies at the Scottish Episcopal Institute in Edinburgh. Apart from my academic work, I consider myself to be a bit of a cheese connoisseur. I hope to sample as many fine Welsh cheeses as possible. As such, I am open to suggestions!

My research interests

My major research interest revolves around the reception of early Christian texts. I am interested in the reception of the gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke in the gospel John; the reception of the canonical gospels in non-canonical early Christian texts; and the reception of canonical and non-canonical early Christian literature in the 21st century. I’d love to hear from anyone who would be interested in discussing these areas of research.

I am on the editorial board for the Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal, and I am an active member of the British New Testament Society, the European Association of Biblical Studies, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Some highlights of my work

My doctoral thesis, John’s Reworking of Mark: A Study in Light of Ancient Compositional Practice should be published sometime in the near future.