Paul Mirecki

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - Religious Studies
Emeritus Professor, Religious Studies
Primary office:
Smith Hall, room 205
University of Kansas


Ancient Mediterranean religions, languages, and archaeology; Greek and Coptic papyrology


Th.D. , History of Christian Origins, Harvard University

M.Div., Early Christian Literature and Languages, Greek and Roman Religions., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

B.A., Religious Studies, North-Central University


Ancient Near East and Mediterranean religious traditions; sacred texts; ancient manuscripts; ritual studies; Jewish Studies.


  • Bible and biblical studies
  • Ancient Near East culture and religions
  • Ancient Mediterranean culture and religions
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Middle Egyptian and Coptic languages
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Papyrology and palaeography
  • Literary criticism
  • Archaeology
  • Historiography

Calendar of Events



Religious Studies Success Stories

TODAY: Religious Studies Club meeting at 4:30pm in Smith Hall 109. TOMORROW: - Visiting Scholar in Religion Dr. Ce…