Bruce W. Longenecker


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Dr. Longenecker specializes in the origins of Christianity, including the following emphases: Early Christianity in its Greco-Roman context; Jesus-devotion in the Vesuvian towns (Pompeii and Herculaneum); the life and theology of Paul; care for the needy among Christian communities of the Greco-Roman world.

Dr. Longenecker joined the Baylor faculty in August 2009, having taught previously at St Andrews University (Scotland, 1999-2009), Cambridge University (England, 1995-1999) and Durham University (England, 1991-1995).

- Ph.D. in Theology; University of Durham, England (1986-90).
- M.Rel. in New Testament Studies;Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (1983-86)
- B.A. in Biblical and Religious Studies; Wheaton Colleg
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Remember the Poor: Paul, Po...

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“This made the Christian message of the cross wholly distinctive—a sui generis phenomenon within the Greco-Roman world that had no analogy with ordinary conceptualizations of crucifixion.”
Bruce W. Longenecker, The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life of a Christian Symbol

“Here, astoundingly, crucifixion on a cross is a model around which Paul’s audiences are to construct the whole of their life.”
Bruce W. Longenecker, The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life of a Christian Symbol



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