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Daniel Becerra

Assistant Professor
Ancient Scripture

Office: 316S JSB

Biography

Daniel Becerra is a scholar of early Christianity and holds secondary specialties in New Testament and in Greco-Roman philosophy. He received a PhD in religion (early Christianity) and an MA in religious studies from Duke University, a MTS in New Testament/early Christianity from Harvard Divinity School, and a BA in ancient Near Eastern studies from Brigham Young University. His primary research interests concern moral formation in Late Antiquity (ca. 2nd–7th centuries CE), particularly within Christian ascetic contexts. He also researches topics relating to theology and ethics in the Book of Mormon.

Research Interests

My primary research interests concern moral formation in Late Antiquity (ca. 2nd-7th centuries C.E.), particularly within Christian ascetic contexts. I also research topics relating to ethics and spirituality in the Book of Mormon.

Teaching Interests

Ancient Christian literature and history, Book of Mormon, ethics and spirituality

Education

  • Ph.D., Religion (Early Christianity) , New Testament, Greco-Roman Philosophy, Duke University (2019)
  • M.A., Religion , Duke University (2017)
  • B.A., Ancient Near Eastern Studies , New Testament, Brigham Young University (2010)

Courses Taught

Daniel Becerra