The first book I ever wrote was of course my PhD thesis, published as Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission. I was trying to solve a problem. Jesus was a Jew, Jesus restricted his mission to Israel, Jesus’s disciples were all Jews, the early church was thoroughly Jewish at least until AD 70. And yet, the Jesus movement soon became “Christianity,” a religion of Gentiles that often defined itself over and against the Jews and Judaism. How did this happen?
So interesting to hear how you started off and who your contacts were. What a path that study set you on. Seeing where you’ve gone since, it gives great hope as to where your readers will go if they keep investigating the truths about God.
Interesting. Why a PhD and which PhD program?