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Dr Nic Baker-Brian 

Position:Senior Lecturer, New Testament and Early Christian Studies

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75297
Location:John Percival Building 5.12

Research Interests

  • Early Christian History
  • Greek and Latin Patristics
  • Religion in Late Antiquity, incl. Gnosticism, Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism Christianity, and Islam
  • The Constantinian Dynasty
  • The Writings of Julian the Apostate
  • Byzantine Chronicles

Research Projects

The Roman Empire: AD 337-363

Rumour as Cultural Memory in Christian and Islamic Heresiology

Faustus and Augustine: Theology and Text in Late Antique North Africa

Research Group

Late Antique and Mediaeval History Cluster

Cardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion and Culture


  • RT1218 Exploring Gnosticism
  • RT4207 Early Celtic Religion
  • RT3209 New Testament Greek Texts I
  • RT3327 New Testament Greek Texts II 
  • RT6104 Religion Culture and Society II

Impact and Engagement

Detailed interview on my research into late antique Manichaeism in The Gnostic 5, 2012, 166-175, conducted by Andrew Phillip Smith