• Wasserman, Emma J.
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Professor
  • Areas of Specialization: New Testament, Religions of the Greco-Roman World, Second Temple Judaism
  • Office: 64 College Ave., Room 304
  • Phone: 848-932-6834 / 9641
  • Fax: 732-932-1271
  • Education: Ph.D., Yale University (2005) A.B., Brown University (1997)
  • Postal Address: Department of Religion School of Arts and Sciences Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 64 College Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Emma Wasserman is Professor of Religion at Rutgers University specializing in early Christian history. Her work focuses on Christian origins within the social, intellectual, and religious contexts of the ancient Mediterranean and especially on apocalypticism and cosmology, the Christian appropriation of ancient philosophy, and the social description of ancient intellectuals. Her published work treats intellectual discourses about the self and their use in the letters Paul, our earliest and best sources for Christianity. Her second book, which is forthcoming, treats apocalyptic expectations in the Paul's letters. 

Wasserman holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in Religious Studies and a B.A. from Brown University. Her first book, The Death of the Soul in Romans 7: Sin, Death, and the Law in Light of Hellenistic Moral Psychology (Mohr Siebeck) was published in 2008.



Course Syllabi:

pdf New Testament
pdf Origins of Western Morality
pdf Apocalypse Now: Religious Movements and the End of Time



The Death of the Soulsin Romans 7: Sin, Death,
and the Law in Light of
Hellenistic Moral Psychology
(Mohr Siebeck, 2008)