Monday, January 02, 2006
Specializing in the history of early Christianity, Paula Fredriksen is author of several books and over a dozen articles on early Christianity. Among her numerous awards and honors is a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for University Professors. Her second book, From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus, received the Yale Press Governors' Award for Best Book in 1988. Fredriksen holds a Ph.D. in history of religions, ancient Christianity, and Greco-Roman religions from Princeton University and a theology diploma from Oxford University. She served as historical consultant for the BBC production The Lives of Jesus and was a featured speaker and historical consultant for U.S. News and World Report's "The Life and Times of Jesus."