Shoemaker, Stephen

Stephen J. Shoemaker is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon.  He is a specialist on religion in the late ancient Near East and has published widely on Christian traditions about the Virgin Mary as well as on the beginnings of Islam.  Besides The Death of a Prophet, featured on Rorotoko, he is also the author of Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary’s Dormition and Assumption (Oxford, 2002) and the translator of Maximus the Confessor: The Life of the Virgin (Yale, 2012).

On Rorotoko:

On his book The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad's Life and the Beginnings of Islam
(Our Cover Feature of April 23, 2012)