Religious Studies
in the Department of Philosophy and Religion

Drew Billings

Instructional Assistant Professor of Religion

Bryant Hall 25  | 662–915–7020 |

Ph.D. Religious Studies McGill University

S.T.M. New Testament and Early Christianity Union Theological Seminary (in consortium with Columbia University and Jewish Theological Seminary)

B.S. + M.A. Religious Studies Cincinnati Christian University

Professional Background
Billings is a historian of religion and the author of the recent book, Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Dr. Billings specializes in the study of the New Testament and Early Christianity within the context of the ancient Mediterranean world. Prior to joining the Ole Miss faculty, he served as a visiting professor at the University of Miami, Kalamazoo College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Pepperdine University.

Teaching and Courses Offered
REL 101 Introduction to Religion
REL 312 New Testament and Early Christianity
REL 372 Rise of Christianity
REL 386 Religion and Film