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Marx-Wolf, Heidi

Professor, Religion

Centre Director, Asian Studies Centre

Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts


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Research Description

I am Professor in the Religion Department at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada). I am also the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Curriculum, and Internationalization in the Faculty of Arts. My main areas of research are late Roman Platonism and medicine in Late Antiquity. You can also find me on (, where I have posted a number of my publications.


Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the Third Century CE (UPenn, 2016):

Sosipatra of Pergamum: Philosopher and Oracle (Oxford, 2021):

Teaching Description

Courses I regularly teach:

Introduction to World Religions – Western traditions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)

Introduction to the New Testament

Introduction to Christianity

Early Christian Thought

Medicine, Magic, and Miracle in Antiquity

Gender, the Body, and Sexuality in Early Christianity

Religions of the Hellenistic and Roman Mediterranean

Theory of Nature: The Pre-Modern Cosmos

Introduction to Coptic

Seminar in Early Christian Origins (The content of this course changes each time I teach it. Thus far I’ve taught “Gnostic” Christianity, Hagiography in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and The Pre-Modern Cosmos: Religion, Natural Science, Medicine, and “Magic”)

Public/Media (Non-Technical) Description

I am an expert in early Christianity, history of ancient philosophy, and history of ancient medicine and science. I also work on ancient demonology and magic.

Curriculum Vitae

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