Pat Power

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Internet Archive

Society of Biblical Literature

American Academy of Religion

Association for Jewish Studies

Nova Religio (Journal)

MJRC (Messianic Judaism)

RAMBI (Search Engine)

Union for Reform Judaism

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Orthodox Union


Michael Satlow's Blog

The Immanent Frame Blog


WorldWide Religious News

PBS Mystery!

Patricia A. Power

A little about me


Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Religion in the Americas: American Judaism), Arizona State University.

M.A. in Religious Studies, Arizona State University. Master's Thesis: The Holy, The Hypocrites and the Ecclesia: Constructing Identity in the Didache (2006)

B.A. in Religious Studies, Arizona State University (2003)


"Accounting for 'Judaism' in the Study of American Messianic Judaism," Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University, November, 2015.

"Blurring the Boundaries: American Messianic Jews and Gentiles." Spec. issue of Nova Religio 15.1 (2011): 69-91.

"Sepukku." Encyclopedia of Religion and Violence. Ed. Jeffrey Ian Ross. 3 vols. New York: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2001, pp. 673-78.

"Dar al Islam." Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History. Ed. Edward Curtis. New York: Facts on File, 2009, p. 134.


"Testing the Polythetic Paradigm: American Messianic Judaism," American Academy of Religion (AAR/WR), Tempe, AZ March 2010.

"Marginality and Messianic Judaism," American Academy of Religion Western Commission (AAR/WR), Santa Clara, CA, March 2009.

"Blurring the Boundaries: Apostasy, Counter-Assimilation and the American Messianic Jew," Western Jewish Studies Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 2008.

"Jealousy in the Hebrew Bible," WECSOR, Pasadena, California, March 2008.

"The Holy, the Hypocrites and the Ecclesia: Uncovering Identity in the Didache," WECSOR, Berkeley, California 2007.

Courses Taught

World Religions; Introduction to Judaism; Ritual, Symbol & Myth; Approaches to Religion; American Religious Traditions