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 InterestsMy 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 InterestsAncient Christian literature and history, Book of Mormon, ethics and spirituality
- Ph.D., Religion (Early Christianity) , New Testament, Greco-Roman Philosophy, Duke University (2019)
- M.A., Religion , Duke University (2017)
- M.T.S., New Testament/Early Christianity , Harvard Divinity School (2013)
- B.A., Ancient Near Eastern Studies , New Testament, Brigham Young University (2010)
Licenses and Certifications
- Duke University , Certificate in College Teaching (2019 - Present)
- Book of Mormon Studies Association (2020 - Present)
- North American Patristics Society (2014 - Present)
- Society of Biblical Literature (2009 - Present)
- Committee/Council Member, Early Christian Historiography Seminar (2021 - Present)
- Committee/Council Chair, Book of Mormon and Ethics Seminar (2020 - Present)
- Committee/Council Member, Society of Biblical Literature: Teaching Biblical Studies Unit (2019 - Present)