Rodney Caruthers II


Visiting Assistant Professor and Bruce Gray Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion

Professor Caruthers’ primary specialties are in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament studies. His research focuses on education and writing techniques during the Greco-Roman era, intertextual relationships between Jewish and Christian literature (e.g., Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha), comparative religion, and the use of “magic” in antiquity. He also has an interest in papyrological studies and how manuscripts offer insight into religious beliefs and daily customs. 

Before coming to Gustavus, Professor Caruthers taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, the University of Michigan, and Spring Arbor University. 


“870. Register of Assessments or Payments in Kind” in Michigan Papyri from Karanis: The Granary C123(P.Mich. XXII). Edited by W. Graham Claytor and Arthur Verhoogt. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (with W. Graham Claytor). (forthcoming) 

“Compositional Education in Philo’s De vita Mosis and Theon’s Progymnasmata.” Wisdom Poured Out Like Water. Edited by J. Harold Ellens, Isaac Oliver, Jason von Ehrenkrook, James Waddell, and Jason M. Zurawski. De Gruyter, 2018. 


B.A., Oakland University (Psychology); M.Div., Ashland Theological Seminary; Th.M. (Master of Theology), Emory Candler School of Theology; Ph.D. (Second Temple Judaism and Christian Origins), University of Michigan.

Course Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
REL-210 New Testament 3 2021/SP, 2021/JN, and 2020/FA