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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Reception of the Jesus Tradition in the First Three Centuries (Helen Bond, Chris Keith, and Jens Schröter) - Chris Keith

St Mary’s University College now has the news release up for the small research grant that Helen Bond, Jens Schröter, and Chris Keith received from the British Academy.  The grant funds a planning year for the three of us toward a major three-volume reference work on the reception of the Jesus tradition in the first three centuries of early Christianity in both literary and visual cultures.  Accompanying this reference volume will be several monographs on focused topics and annual conferences in London, Edinburgh, and Berlin.  Importantly, though, the overall major project, for which we will apply for a larger grant at the end of this calendar year, will include funds for at least three PhD studentships (tuition plus stipend), one each at St Mary’s, Edinburgh, and Berlin.  These students will go through their respective programs as something of a cohort attached to the grant project, meeting together at the annual conference and (hopefully) publishing their studies as part of the overall project.  We are still a short distance from that, but this small research grant is the first steps in that direction.  If there are any potential PhD students who would like to be part of this exciting project, likely beginning in 2014 (but maybe 2015), please do not hesitate to contact Helen Bond ( or Chris Keith (  We can’t make any promises, but we’d love to hear from you.

This post is being simultaneously published on The Jesus Blog and the blog for the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins at New College, University of Edinburgh. 

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