Richard Last, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Richard LastRichard Last's Banting research project, "The Occupational and Neighbourhood Settings of Early Christianity," experiments with pulling the Jesus movement out of the private domain, where it tends to be confined in contemporary historiography of Christian origins. Academic descriptions of ancient churches as having originated almost exclusively from family-based networks seem to be caught up in modern descriptions of religion as a non-political phenomenon. [read more...]