Richard A Layton

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Research Interests

History and Reception of the Bible, development of early Christianity, philosophy and religion in the Greco-Roman World


Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1996
M.Div Emory University, 1986
B.A. University of Virginia, 1983


Office Address

Department of Religion
3019 Foreign Language Building
707 South Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801

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Research Output

For the Civic Good: The Liberal Case for Teaching Religion in the Public Schools

Feinberg, W. & Layton, R. A., Jan 1 2013, University of Michigan Press. 176 p. (The New Public Scholarship)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Shared Traditions and Public Reason: Religion in American Education

    Layton, R. A., Mar 2019, In : Reviews in American History. 47, 1, p. 64-71

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Didymus the Blind and the Philistores: A Contest over Historia in Early Christian Exegetical Argument

    Layton, R. A., Jan 2013, New Approaches to the Study of Biblical Interpretation in Judaism of the Second Temple Period and in Early Christianity: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, Jointly Sponsored by the Hebrew University Center for the Study of Christianity, 9–11 January, 2007. Anderson, G. A., Clements, R. & Satran, D. (eds.). Brill, p. 241-267 (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah; vol. 106).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Teaching Bible in Public High Schools: Toward a Conception of Educational Legitimacy

    Feinberg, W. & Layton, R. A., Dec 1 2013, In : American Educational Research Journal. 50, 6, p. 1279-1307 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle