John Marshall

Associate Professor; TA Coordinator
University College, Room 254, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Colonialism and religion in the ancient world
  • Early Jewish-Christian relations
  • Historical Jesus
  • “Magic”
  • The role of Paul in the construction of Christianity


John Marshall joined the Department for the Study of Religion in 2000.  His graduate study at Princeton University in religions of late antiquity generated an abiding interest in religious boundary crossing in the ancient world.  Professor Marshall is cross appointed to the Centre for Jewish Studies and the Department of Classics. His current academic interests are apocalyptic literature, colonialism and religion in the ancient world, Early Jewish-Christian relations, historical Jesus, “magic”, and the role of Paul in the construction of Christianity. His research takes account of ancient literary sources to address social-historical questions in the history of Second Temple Judaism and the development of early Christianity.