Ph.D., Indiana University

M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School

B.A., University of Illinois

Jason Beduhn

Professor of Religious Studies at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

Jason BeDuhn is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at Northern Arizona University, a Guggenheim and National Humanities Center Fellow, and the author of numerous articles and books including The Manichaean Body (2000, winner of the American Academy of Religion Best First Book Award), Truth in Translation (2003), Augustine’s Manichaean Dilemma (vol. 1 2010, vol. 2 2013), and The First New Testament: Marcion’s Scriptural Canon (2013).


  • The First New Testament: Marcion's Scriptural Canon, Polebridge Press, 2013
  • Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, 2 vols., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010
  • Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament, University Press of America, 2003
  • The Manichaean Body in Discipline and Ritual, John Hopkins University Press, 2000
  • Editor, New Light on Manichaeism: Papers from the Sixth International Congress on Manichaeism, Brill, 2009
  • Editor with Paul Mirecki, Frontiers of Faith: The Christian Encounter with Manichaeism in the Acts of Archelaus, Brill, 2007 
  • Editor with Paul Mirecki, The Light and the Darkness: Studies in Manchaeism and Its World, Brill, 2001
  • Editor with Paul Mirecki, Emerging from Darkness: Studies in the Recovery of Manichaen Sources, Brill, 1997

Academic Credentials

  • Ph.D., Comparative Study of Religions, History minor, Indiana University, 1995
  • M.T.S., New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School, 1988
  • B.A., Religious Studies, University of Illinois, 1985

Professional Appointments

  • Professor, Dept. of Comparative Cultural Studies, Northern Arizona University, 2009 -
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University, 2001 - 9
  • Chairperson, Dept. of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University, 1998 - 2001
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of History, Indiana University, 1998
  • Associate Instructor, Dept. of Philosophy & Religion, University of Indianapolis, 1997 - 98
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Religious Studies & Dept. of History, Indiana University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Religious Studies, Western Maryland College, 1996

Awards and Honors

  • Robert F. and Margaret S. Goheen Fellowship, National Humanities Center, 2010
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant, 2009 - 12
  • Northern Arizona Intramural Grant, 2008 - 9
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2004 - 5
  • Best First Book Award (History of Religions), American Academy of Religion, 2001
  • Northern Arizona University Organized Research Grant, 2000
  • Northern Arizona University Organized Research Grant, 1999
  • American Academy of Religions Research Grant, 1996