This year's York Christian Apocrypha Symposium, “Forbidden Texts on the Western Frontier: The Christian Apocrypha in North American Perspectives,” is only a few months away (September 26–28, 2013; mark your calendars). In the weeks leading up to the event, I will be posting here and on the the Symposium web page short profiles of the conference participants. For more information, see the Symposium web page (HERE).
Lorenzo DiTommaso is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at Concordia University in Montréal. He specialises in the study of apocalypticism, from the book of Daniel to contemporary popular culture. In the field of Christian Apocrypha, he has published several studies on late antique and mediaeval Christian apocalyptic literature and on the transmission of the ancient Jewish "pseudepigrapha" in Christian contexts. For the 2013 York Symposium, Professor DiTommaso will respond to the papers in the session on "New Frontiers in Christian Apocrypha Studies."