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Professor David Horrell

Research supervision

I am currently supervising students working on 1 Peter and on various topics in Pauline studies. Recent PhDs have included studies of Paul's aims in the Letter to the Philippians (Bradley Arnold), Suffering and Persecution in 1 Peter (Travis Williams), the use of the OT in 1 Peter (Susan Woan), of Herod Antipas's involvement in the death of Jesus (Douglas Dalrymple), and of worship as a means of resistance and conformity in the imperial cult and the Book of Revelation (John White). Previous research students have worked on concern for the poor in early Christianity, an ethnography of the Gospel of Matthew, and the depiction of miracles and dunameis in Acts and Paul's letters.

I am particularly interested in supervising students whose research falls into my current areas of research interest, as detailed in that section of my profile. Students interested in the possibility of doctoral studies are always welcome to contact me to discuss possible topics, etc.

Research students

I am currently first supervisor for a number of students working on 1 Peter, aspects of Pauline studies, and other areas of biblical and early Christian studies. I have also been involved with other PhD projects, including some connected with the "Bible and environmental ethics" project. Current students are:

David Shaw (Mission and Identity in 1 Peter)

Wei-Hsien Wan (Time and Space in the Imperial Cults and 1 Peter)

John Henry (Narrative, Community and Ethics in 1 Corinthians)

David Richards (The Use of the Bible in the Book of Mormon)

Daniel Nessim (Community and Code in The Didache)