Daniel Zimmerman

Early Christianity, Late Antique Christianity, New Testament Literature, Nag Hammadi Literature
HSSB 3055
Office Hours:
By appointment
Time Period: Spring 2021


I am a scholar of Early Christian literature, including writings from the New Testament, Patristics, and the Nag Hammadi library. I graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Religious Studies from Cornell University in December 2017 . My senior honors thesis was entitled “Make Her Male: An Examination of the Gospel of Thomas’ Final Logion” and dealt with late antique interpretations of the 114th logion in the Gospel of Thomas. In my current research, I am interested in the construction of ‘heresy,’ particularly as it pertains to Gnostic writings in the second and third centuries CE.

Fellowships & Awards:

  • Dumbarton Oaks Coins and Seals Summer Session (2019)
  • Rowny Fellowship (2018)
  • Weiner Prize for Undergraduate Research on Buddhist Practice (2017)
  • Reginald Foster Scholarship for Paideia Institute’s Living Greek in Greece (2017)


  • RGST 116A: The New Testament & Early Christianity (Summer 2021; Instructor)
  • RGST 20: Indic Civilization (Spring 2020; TA)
  • RGST 24: Jesus in Comparative Perspective (Winter 2020; TA)
  • RGST 21: Zen Buddhism (Fall 2019; TA)


  • English (native)
  • Ancient Greek (advanced)
  • Latin (intermediate)
  • German (intermediate; reading)
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Swedish (intermediate)
  • Coptic (intermediate)
  • Modern Greek (beginner)
  • French (beginner)