Dr. Michael Peppard is a scholar and instructor whose main work brings to gentle the meanings of the New Testomony and different Christian sources of their social, political, inventive, and ritual contexts. He additionally steadily gives commentary on present occasions on the nexus of faith, politics, and tradition for venues resembling Commonweal, The New York Instances, The Washington Put up, and has appeared steadily on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, and different networks.
His first e-book, The Son of God within the Roman World: Divine Sonship in Its Social and Political Context (Oxford, 2011), was a recipient of the Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise, sponsored by the College of Heidelberg. Scholarly articles have appeared in over ten journals, together with flagship publications for biblical research, early Christian research, liturgical research, Jewish-Christian relations, and Catholic theology. His common course matters embody the New Testomony, early Christianity, artwork and ritual, faith and politics, and the languages of Greek and Coptic.
A number of of his present analysis initiatives take care of early Christian artwork, ritual, and materials tradition. His second e-book, The World’s Oldest Church: Bible, Artwork, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria (Yale, 2016), gives a theological and liturgical reinterpretation of the inventive stays of the oldest securely datable church building–from mid-third-century Syria. Dr. Peppard additionally skilled as a papyrologist with supplies in each Greek and Coptic and mentors college students on this space.