Dr T. de Bruin (Tom)

Assistant professor - Textual, Historical and Systematic studies of Judaism and Christianity

Dr T. de Bruin (Tom)
Visiting address

Erasmusplein 1

Postal address

Postbus 9103

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Tom de Bruin (he/they, PhD Leiden University) is an Assistant Professor in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity.

They are the author of the monographs “Fanfiction and Early Christian Writings: Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Canon” (Bloomsbury 2024) and “The Great Controversy: The Individual’s Struggle between Good and Evil in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs and in Their Jewish and Christian Contexts” (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015).

He has published articles on a variety of topics related to ancient Christianity and contemporary Bible use, in journals such as Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, Lectio Difficilior, and Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha. De Bruin is general editor of the Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies and on the editorial board for the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha.

Their current research interests are Fan Studies as they relate to ancient and contemporary Christianity; Satan, demons and evil forces in ancient Christianity and contemporary culture; and the reception of the Tower of Babel in twentieth and twenty-first media.

Dr de Bruin welcomes inquiries from prospective PhD students, especially in topics relating to fan fiction or the forces of darkness.



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