Anthony Le Donne
Education and Research

EDUCATION

 

2002-2007       PhD, Department of Theology and Religion. Durham University, England.

Doctor Fathers: James D.G. Dunn; John M.G. Barclay.

Examiners: William Horbury (Cambridge University, UK); Loren T. Stuckenbruck (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany).

The Durham theology and religion department ranked no. 1 among all UK universities in the Research Assessment Exercise for 2008. This included a top ranking in two categories: (a) the highest percentage of publications at 4* (world-leading research) and (b) the highest Grade Point Average for these publications. Durham also won the Sun Times “University of the Year” award for all UK universities in 2005.

 

2000-2002       MA, Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., Canada.

Thesis Supervisor: Craig A. Evans

Graduated with Honours of Great Distinction.

 

1999-2000       Diploma in Christian Studies. Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

 

1997-1999       BA, Biblical Studies. Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., Canada.



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


Books

I am the author, co-author, or co-editor of seven books. Three are in print, two are in press, and two are forthcoming. Please see my BOOKS page for more details.


Other Publishing

"The Improper Offerings of Ananias and Sapphira." Forthcoming via New Testament Studies (2012).

“The Quest for the Historical Jesus: A Revisionist History through the Lens of Jewish-Christian Relations.” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 10.1 (2012): 63-86.

“The Rise of the Quest for an Authentic Jesus: An Introduction to the Crumbling Foundations of Jesus Studies.”  In Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity. Edited by Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne. London: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2012 (forthcoming).

 “The Criterion of Coherence: Its Development, Inevitability, and Historiographical Limitations.” In Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity. Edited by Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne. London: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2012 (forthcoming).

“Introduction: Allowing Historical Study to Influence Interfaith Dialogue.” In Soundings in the Religion of Jesus: Perspectives and Methods in Jewish and Christian Scholarship. Edited by Bruce Chilton, Anthony Le Donne, and Jacob Neusner. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012 (forthcoming).

“The Quest for the Historical Jesus: Widening the Scope through Jewish-Christian Dialogue.” In Soundings in the Religion of Jesus: Perspectives and Methods in Jewish and Christian Scholarship. Edited by Bruce Chilton, Anthony Le Donne, and Jacob Neusner. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012 (forthcoming).

“Jesus and Jewish Leadership.” In Jesus among Friends and Enemies. Edited by Larry W. Hurtado and Chris Keith. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.

“Introducing Media Culture to Johannine Studies: Orality, Performance, and Social Memory.” In The Fourth Gospel in Ancient Media Culture. Library of New Testament Studies 426; Edited by Anthony Le Donne and Tom Thatcher. London/New York: T & T Clark/Continuum, 2011.

“Memories of the Temple-Saying: A Critique and Application of Social Memory”. In The Fourth Gospel in Ancient Media Culture. Library of New Testament Studies 426; Edited by Anthony Le Donne and Tom Thatcher. London/New York: T & T Clark/Continuum, 2011.

“Greater than Solomon: Orality, Mnemonics, and Scriptural Narrativization in Luke” In Biblical Interpretation in Early Christian Gospels. Volume 3: The Gospel of Luke. Library of New Testament Studies 376; SSEJC 16; Edited by Thomas R. Hatina. London: T & T Clark/Continuum, 2010.

 “Theological Memory Distortion in the Jesus Tradition: A Study in Social Memory Theory”. Pages 163-77 in Memory and Remembrance in the Bible and Antiquity. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 212; Edited by L. T. Stuckenbruck, S. C. Barton, B. G. Wold. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007.
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