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Sarah Schwarz: Papers & Publications

Publications

The Ring and the King: The Power of King Solomon and the Imagined Bible (book project) under contract with Oxford University Press

 “Demons and Douglas: Applying Grid and Group to the Demonologies of the Testament of Solomon,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 80.4 (2012): 909-931.

“Demons in Late Antiquity” for the Encyclopedia of Ancient History, edited by Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine and Sabine Huebner (New York and London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).

Review of In Pursuit of Invisibility: Ritual Texts from Late Roman Egypt, by Richard L. Phillips, in the Bulletin for the American Society of Papyrologists 48 (2011): 285-89.

 “Constructions of Illicit Ritual in Pre-Constantinian Christian Sources” in Guide to the Study of Ancient Magic, edited by David Frankfurter and Henk Versnel (Leiden: E. J. Brill, forthcoming).

“Demons,” “Lilith,” “Asmodeus,” “Samael,” and “Satan” in the Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman, rev. ed., (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

“Reconsidering the Testament of Solomon,” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 16.3 (2007): 203-237.

Review of Rewriting the Testament of Solomon: Tradition, Conflict and Identity in a Late Antique Pseudepigraphon, by Todd E. Klutz, in Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 17.1 (2007): 75-78.

Presentations

“Amulet as Apocryphon: Image and Authority in Late Antique Materia Magica,” presented at the 2009 SBL Annual Meeting

“Pseudepigrapha Among the Pagans? Exploring the Boundaries of Audience,” presented at the Function of Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings in Early Judaism and Early Christianity (through 3rd to 4th centuries CE) group at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, November, 2007

“Tracing Jewish Trajectories of Solomon’s Demonological Wisdom,” presented at the New College of Florida Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, March, 2006

“Orthodoxy and Efficacy: ‘Magic,’ Monks, and the Testament of Solomon,” presented at the Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism group at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, November, 2005

“Astrology as Demonology in the Testament of Solomon,” presented at the Europe and the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity group at AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, November, 2003

“Scribes and Spellbooks: Textual Transmission and the Testament of Solomon,” presented at a joint session of the New Testament Text Criticism and Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism groups at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, November, 2002

“It’s, Like, the End of the World: Evil and Apocalyptic in Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” presented at the Religion, Film, and Visual Culture group at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, November, 2001

Invited Lectures

“Bowls, Boundaries, and Bible: Exploring the Babylonian Incantation Bowls in the Context of Late Antique Religion,” presented at Center for Judaic Studies colloquium, University of Denver, April 2008

Chair, “Rituals of Reading,” session of the Europe and the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity group at AAR/SBL Annual Meeting, November, 2005

“Parabiblical Prosopography: The Case of Solomon the Magician,” presented at the Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins, March, 2004