University Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion and the Origins of Christianity, Institute of Continuing Education
Justin Meggitt is accepting applications for PhD students.
Subject area and speciality
- New Testament specialists:
Social World of the NT; Jesus; Paul
- Wolfson College:
- Origins of Christianity
- The historical Jesus
- New Testament ethics
- Perceptions of disease and healing in early Christianity.
- Eschatology and apocalyptic in history and culture.
- Popular culture in the early Roman empire.
- Seventeenth-century religious radicalism and interreligious encounter.
- The letters of Paul (B4)
- New Testament Ethics (D1b)
Other Professional Activities
- Development Committee; Governing Body, Wolfson College.
- Visiting Researcher, Institutionen för etnologi, religionshistoria och genusvetenskap, Stockholms universitet.
- Former member of the Editorial Board of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament and the Council for the Scientific Examination of Religion Review.
- Member of the Prophecy Project, Oxford University, the Jesus Project, Amherst NY, and the Westar Institute.
- eLearning (VLEs and open source); media (script adviser for religious issues in documentary and drama for television and radio).
- Early Quakers and Islam: Slavery, Apocalyptic and Christian-Muslim Encounters in the Seventeenth Century. Studies on Inter-Religious Relations. Uppsala: Swedish Science Press, 2013.
- "The Psycho-Social Context of Jesus' Miracles."Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious Perspectives.Ed. Fraser Watts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. 17-43.
- "Popular mythology in the early empire and the multiplicity of Jesus traditions." Sources of the Jesus Tradition: An Inquiry. Ed. R. Joseph Hoffmann. Buffalo: Prometheus, 2010, pp. 53-80.
- "The Madness of King Jesus: Why was Jesus Put to Death, but his Followers were not?" Journal for the Study of the New Testament. 29.4 (2007) 379-413.
- "Magic and Early Christianity: Consumption and Competition." The Meanings of Magic: From the Bible to Buffalo Bill. Ed. A. Wygrant. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006, pp. 89- 116.
- Paul, Poverty and Survival. Edinburgh: T and T Clark, 1998.
In June 2013, Justin joined Melvyn Bragg and guests on BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time' programme to discuss the meaning and significance of prophecy in the Abrahamic religions.