Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Faculty & Staff Directory

Edmondo F. Lupieri, LLC, Lic.

Title/s:  John Cardinal Cody Endowed Chair and
Section Coordinator, New Testament and Early Christianity

Office #:  Crown Center 439

Phone: 773.508.2363

Email: elupier@luc.edu

CV Link: Lupieri CV 11.2022


Edmondo Lupieri is an alumnus of the University of Pisa, where he earned the Laurea in Classical Studies with the distinction of summa cum laude, and of the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, where he earned the Licenza in Lettere. His doctoral dissertation was on the treatise On the Resurrection, attributed to Athenagoras, the 2nd century Christian apologist and philosopher. He taught at the universities of Rome, Turin, and Udine, and was named the 3rd recipient of the John Cardinal Cody Endowed Chair in Theology at Loyola University, Chicago, in 2006, where he established the annual Cody Lecture to address the relation of theology and the sciences. He has published a number of books and articles on New Testament, Early Christianity, Christian and non-Christian Gnosticism, various phenomena of religious Syncretism involving Christian elements.

Research Interests

Religious Syncretism, The Figure of John the Baptist, The Synoptic Gospels, The Gospel of Matthew, The Historical Jesus, The Apocalypse of John, Apocalypticism, Gnosticism, Mary Magdalene

Selected Publications

Books in English

Books in Italian

Non-Scholarly Books (with Linda Foster)

  • Nel segno del sangue (2003)
  • Il patto. Un thriller teologico (2005)
  • Il peccato dei padri (2009)