April DeConick

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April D. DeConick is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies at Rice University, Texas and is a historian of early Jewish and Christian thought.

DeConick received her PhD in Near Eastern Studies at The University of Michigan in 1994. She is the author of several books on early Christian thought, and in particular the Gospel of Thomas.


  • Seek to See Him: Ascent and Vision Mysticism in the Gospel of Thomas (Brill, 1996)
  • Voices of the Mystics: Early Christian Discourse in the Gospels of John, Thomas and Other Ancient Christian Literature (T&T Clark, 2001)
  • Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth (T&T Clark, 2005)
  • The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation: With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel (T&T Clark, 2006)
  • The Thirteenth Apostle: What the Gospel of Judas Really Says (London: Continuum, 2007)
  • Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism (Edited; Society of Biblical Literature, 2006)
  • Thomasine Traditions in Antiquity: The Social and Cultural World of the Gospel of Thomas (Co-editor; Brill, 2005)
  • Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter (London: Continuum, 2011)

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