Biblical & Early Christian Studies
A major focus of research in the Centre is the extent to which different strands of early Christianity aimed to define themselves in relation to Jewish and Greco-Roman religious, philosophical, rhetorical, social, and cultural heritages. This includes attention to the reception, appropriation, and transformation of Classical and Jewish thought-systems and ways of life. A related important area of research is exploring the processes associated with, and ramifications of, Christianity’s growing power in the ancient world, including questions of the reception of New Testament writings in the Jewish and Roman worlds, and issues surrounding agency, identity, social power, and religious violence.
Research is the Centre is wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, covering areas such as Hellenistic Judaism, New Testament Studies, Patristics, Late-Antique Cultural and Intellectual History, and Byzantine Studies. The Centre holds a regular research seminar, and welcomes graduate students.
New Research Positions available: Texts, Traditions, and Early Christian Identities
We are pleased to announce a new research program in New Testament led by Prof. Francis Watson (Durham/ACU). Please see further information below. Research Fellow positions associated with the project are advertised here.
Modes of Knowing PhD Scholarships Now Open
PhD Scholarships (International and/or Domestic) now available in the ‘Modes of Knowing’ project (see below). Please see ‘Study With Us‘ for further information.