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Research at St Andrews

David M. Moffitt


David M. Moffitt
Postal address:
School of Divinity
St Mary's College
South Street
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 462829

Research overview

Dr Moffitt’s research focuses on the variety of ways the earliest Christians understood Jesus and their own identities in relation to Jewish scripture, practices, and beliefs. His core areas of ongoing research concern the Epistle to the Hebrews and the ways this ancient, Christian sermon develops claims about Jesus’ person, death, resurrection, and ascension in high-priestly and sacrificial terms. Beyond Hebrews, Dr Moffitt has particular interests in the ways the early Christian confession of Jesus ascension influences the theologies of the various books of the New Testament.

PhD research projects available

Earliest Christians’ understanding of Jesus and their own identities in relation to Jewish scripture, practices and beliefs; The use of the Old Testament in the New; The Epistle to the Hebrews; The Gospel of Matthew; Interpretations of early Christian claims about Jesus’ person, death, resurrection and ascension; Jewish and Christian conceptions of priesthood and sacrifice; Ancient concepts of ritual and sacrifice.

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