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Maria E. Doerfler holds a JD from UCLA and a PhD from Duke. She serves as assistant professor in Yale University’s Department of Religious Studies. She spends a lot of time thinking, writing, and talking about interpretive strategies for authoritative texts, particularly those in and from late antiquity.