Did you know that Christianity broke off from Judaism to stop the Romans from persecuting them? In this interview, Prof. Rebecca Denova delves into Christianity as a syncretic religion, God in the Old and New Testament, and the adoption of dominant Greco-Roman ideas of gender and women’s roles.
Professor Rebecca Denova is a full-time Senior Lecturer of Early Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to ancient Christianity, she teaches courses on the religions of ancient Greece and Rome and the religions of ancient Egypt.
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Experts in History
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We'll meet historians, archaeologists and curators who are experts in their field and hear about the lives of people who have made history their jobs, learn fascinating facts about the past, and go on a journey through world history. Fiona also includes questions for our experts that were sent in by WHE readers.
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Fiona Richards is a history expert herself: She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh, has worked in the heritage travel industry, spent many years in historical publishing, and launched her own magazine, Timeless Travels, which specialized in history, archaeology and travel. She is an award winning journalist and the author of two books on Egyptian scarabs.