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- B.A. Ancient History, (York), M.A. in Early Christianity (McMaster), Ph.D. in Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity (Toronto)
More information about Prof. Last can be found on his personal website.
LAST R. 2022. 'Paul among the Fluent in Corinth: Introducing Paul and the "Associated Behaviours" of Stuttering into the Study of Dysfluency in Antiquity.' Novum Testamentum 64.1: 54-78.
LAST R. 2022. 'A First-Century Christian Inscription? The Nobilis Funerary Altar (CIL 13.1820) and a Return to Alphonse De Boissieu.' Journal of Epigraphic Studies 5: 29-49.
LAST R. 2022. 'Christ Worship in the Neighbourhood: Corinth's Ekklēsia and its Vicinity (1 Cor. 14.22-25).' New Testament Studies 68.3.
LAST R. 2022. ‘Julian Christ Worshippers and their Connection to a Collegium in First-Century Lyon: Reintroducing the Epitaph of Julia Adepta.’ Pages 377-396 in Associations, Deities, and Early Christianity. Edited by Bruce W. Longenecker. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.
LAST R. 2021. ‘A Fictive Membership Rush and Curatorial Fraud in the Lex of the Collegium of Ivory and Citrus-Wood Merchants (CIL VI 33885 = ILS 7214).’ Classical Quarterly 71: 347-358
LAST R. 2021. ‘Romans 16 and the Sergii Paulli.’ Pages 305-342 in The First Urban Churches 6: Rome and Ostia. Edited by James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn. Writings from the Greco Roman World Supplements. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature Press.
LAST, R. with Philip Harland (co-author). 2020. Group Survival in the Ancient Mediterranean: Material Conditions and Mutual Aid in Associations. Bloomsbury T & T Clark.
LAST, R. 2020. ‘The Silence of a God-Fearer: Anonymous Dedication in CIL 6.390a = 30752.’ Religion in the Roman Empire 6.1: 75-103.
LAST R. 2020. ‘P.Oxy. LIV 3734 = GRA III 278: Price Declaration of a Guild of Salt Merchants.’ Pages 495-9 in John S. Kloppenborg, Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Vol. 3 of Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary. BZNW; Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter.
LAST R. 2020. ‘P.Oxy. LIV 3740 = GRA III 279: Price Declaration of a Guild of Tavern-Keepers.’ Pages 499-503 in John S. Kloppenborg, Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Vol. 3 of Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary. BZNW; Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter.
LAST R. 2020. ‘P.Oslo III 144 = GRA III 144: Contributions to an Association of hieronikai.’ Pages 464-70 n John S. Kloppenborg, Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Vol. 3 of Greco-Roman Associations: Texts, Translations, and Commentary. BZNW; Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter.
LAST R. 2019. Review of: Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion. By Jörg Rüpke. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018, in Mouseion 16.3: 535-9.
LAST, R. 2018. ‘Ekklēsia outside the Septuagint and the Dēmos: The Titles of Greco-Roman Associations and Christ-Followers’ Groups.’ Journal of Biblical Literature 137.4: 959-81.
LAST, R. 2017. Review of: The First Urban Churches 2: Roman Corinth.' Edited by James R. Harrison and L.L. Welborn. Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplements 8. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2016, in Review of Biblical Literature (November 2017).
LAST, R. 2017. Review of: Paul’s Ekklesia as a Civic Assembly: Understanding the People of God in their Politico-Social World. By Young-Ho Park. (WUNT II/393; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015, in Journal of Theological Studies 68.1: 308-11.
LAST, R. 2016. The Pauline Church and the Corinthian Ekklēsia: Greco-Roman Associations in Comparative Context. Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series 164. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
LAST, R. 2016. ‘The Other Synagogues.’ Journal for the Study of Judaism 47.3: 330-363.
LAST, R. 2016. ‘The Neighborhood (vicus) of the Corinthian Ekklēsia: Beyond Family-Based Descriptions of the First Urban Christ-Believers.’ Journal for the Study of the New Testament 38.4: 399-425.
LAST, R. 2016. ‘The Myth of Free Membership in Christ Groups (2 Thess 3:6-15).’ In William E. Arnal, Richard S. Ascough, Robert S. Derrenbacker Jr., and Philip A. Harland, ed., Scribal Practices and Social Structures among Jesus Adherents: Essays in Honour of John S. Kloppenborg. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 285. Leuven: Peeters, 495-516.
Presently, Prof. Last is completing a book on the expansion of Christ worship and Judean-deity worship in Rome and environs. The book explores the activities of collegia in Trastevere and along the Via Appia from first to third centuries CE.