Dr. Joshua Burns
Joshua Ezra Burns, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of Assessment and Course Scheduling

Joshua Ezra Burns (Ph.D., Yale University, 2010) specializes in Jewish civilization in classical antiquity, with particular interest in the literary and material remains of Jewish life in the Greco-Roman Near East.  His current research interests include the reception of the Hebrew Scriptures in the ancient world, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and early Jewish-Christian relations.  Recent articles include contributions to journals such as Aramaic Studies, Dead Sea Discoveries, and the Harvard Theological Review.  His first book, currently in preparation under the provisional title The Christian Schism in Jewish History and Jewish Memory, deals with the early rabbinic negotiation with Christianity and its impact on classical Jewish conceptions of the Christian other.


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Theology Department Mission Statement

Theology Department Mission Statement

Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.