Professor Chris Keith, Director of the Centre for the Study of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity (CJCA) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, is the lead editor of a book that has won the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Publication Award 2021 for Best Book Related to the New Testament.
The award-winning publication is The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries, a three-volume reference work published by T&T Clark. The origins for the volume were CJCA’s 2016 Memory and the Jesus Tradition research conference, hosted at St Mary’s.
The collection explores an extensive range of media representations of Jesus in the ancient period, and all traditions are discussed in detail to illustrate how they have developed over time. Prof Keith’s co-editors are Helen K. Bond, Christine Jacobi, and Jens Schröter.
Professor Keith said, “This award is testament to the vision of academic leaders at St Mary’s who saw the value in our research centre and the ground-breaking work that we and our students do in it.”