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Michael Daise

Walter G. Mason Professor of Religious Studies; Department Chair

Email: [[madais]]
Office: Wren 201
Interests: Early Judaism and nascent Christianity.

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Professor Daise teaches courses in early Judaism, the origins of Christianity and the New Testament for both the Department of Religious Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies. His research centers on the Judaic milieu in which Christianity emerged, and from that vantage point he has written on an array of sub-disciplines in both these fields—primarily Johannine studies, for which he has written two monographs; but also the literature from Khirbet Qumran, ritual in the Second Temple Period, Jesus in history, early Jewish and Christian interpretation of the Jewish scriptures, the Samaritans, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and Koine Greek. For his courses, he periodically offers electives drawn from several of these interests. His chief concern, however, is to furnish broad surveys of formative Judaism and nascent Christianity, and to that end he regularly teaches three seminars: ‘Christian Origins’ covers Christianity from Jesus to Irenaeus; ‘Judaism before the Rabbis’ covers Judaism from the 6th century BCE to the 1st century CE; and ‘Rabbis and Fathers’ covers both the patristic period (for Christianity) and the rabbinic period (for Judaism).

 

Publications written and edited by Professor Daise
Cover image of "Quotations in John" by Michael Daise Cover of "Feasts in John" by Michael Daise Cover image of "Light in a Spotless Mirror" by Michael Daise Cover of Student Edition of "Polis: Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language, Level One" by Christophe Rico, edited by Michael Daise Cover of Teacher Edition of "Polis: Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language, Level One" by Christophe Rico, edited by Michael Daisee