Justin Meggitt

Dr Justin Meggitt


Justin is a specialist in the critical study of religion with a particular interest in historical and anthropological approaches to the subject.

Justin Meggitt

Justin received his first degree in Religious Studies from Newcastle University, before taking up a Commonwealth Scholarship at Conrad Grebel College (University of Waterloo, Ontario) to study for a Master of Theological Studies. He then undertook a doctorate in New Testament Studies at Cambridge, funded by the British Academy, before holding a research fellowship at Westminster College, Oxford (1994-1996) and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge (1996-1999). He has held a number of positions within Cambridge since, from a temporary university lecturer in the Faculty (1999-2001), college lecturer at Corpus Christi (2001-2003), and Staff Tutor and then University Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion at the University's Institute of Continuing Education (2004-2017). 

Since 2017 Justin has been Senior Lecturer in the Study of Religion in the Faculty of Divinity.


Research interests

Justin has a range of research interests, including, but not limited to: the study of earliest Christianity; magic and miracle in history and culture; seventeenth-century religious radicalism and interreligious encounter; anarchism and religion; apocalyptic and millenarian movements; religion and terrorism.