Dr Justin Meggitt BA (Newcastle) MTS (Waterloo) PhD (Cantab)


  • University Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion, CU Faculty of Divinity
  • Visiting Researcher, Institutionen för etnologi, religionshistoria och genusvetenskap, Stockholms universitet

Justin Meggitt graduated in Religious Studies from Newcastle University and was a postgraduate and Commonwealth Scholar at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo. He gained a PhD in New Testament Studies at Selwyn College before holding a Research Fellowship at Westminster College, Oxford, and then a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Faculty of Divinity. Before coming to Wolfson he was a Fellow Commoner at Jesus College and a Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies in Theology and Religious Studies at Corpus Christi College and Hughes Hall. He is currently University Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion at the Faculty of Divinity.

Justin's teaching and research interests are diverse and include the following: early Christianity in its social context; the historical Jesus; Paul; Roman religion; the history of medicine; the anthropology of health; sociology and anthropology of sectarianism and apocalypticism; religion and ancient popular culture; the relationship between religion and economics, secularism, and anarchism; seventeenth-century religious radicalism and interreligious encounter; Islam in early modern England.

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