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Daniel Becerra

Assistant Professor
Ancient Scripture

Office: 316S JSB

Biography

Daniel Becerra is a scholar of early Christianity and holds secondary specialties in New Testament and in Greco-Roman philosophy. He received a PhD in religion (early Christianity) and an MA in religious studies from Duke University, a MTS. in New Testament/early Christianity from Harvard Divinity School, and a BA in ancient Near Eastern studies from Brigham Young University. His primary research interests concern moral formation in Late Antiquity (ca. 2nd–7th centuries CE), particularly within Christian ascetic contexts. He also researches topics relating to ethics and spirituality in the Book of Mormon.

Research Interests

My primary research interests concern moral formation in Late Antiquity (ca. 2nd-7th centuries C.E.), particularly within Christian ascetic contexts. I also research topics relating to ethics and spirituality in the Book of Mormon.

Teaching Interests

Ancient Christian literature and history, Book of Mormon, ethics and spirituality

Education

  • Ph.D., Religion (Early Christianity) , New Testament, Greco-Roman Philosophy, institution ( 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-31 )
  • M.A., Religion , institution ( 2017-01-01 - 2017-12-31 )
  • B.A., Ancient Near Eastern Studies , New Testament, institution ( 2010-01-01 - 2010-12-31 )

Licenses and Certifications

  • Duke University , Certificate in College Teaching

Professional Citizenship

  • Other, Book of Mormon and Ethics Seminar, 2020-12-01 - 2020-12-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Society of Biblical Literature: Teaching Biblical Studies Unit, 2019-11-01 - 2019-11-30 - Present

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL A 121 : Section 011
  • REL A 121 : Section 023
  • REL A 211 : Section 014
  • REL A 211 : Section 020
  • REL A 121 : Section 012
  • REL A 121 : Section 015
  • REL A 211 : Section 001
  • REL A 211 : Section 009

2019

  • REL A 211 : Section 012
  • REL A 211 : Section 020
  • REL A 211 : Section 022

2017

  • REL A 121 : Section 006
  • REL A 121 : Section 009

Presentations

  • Becerra D. Moral Psychology and the Heart in the Book of Mormon. Book of Mormon Studies Association Conference. October, 2020.
  • Becerra D. "Wild Monks and Rational Animals: The Subversion of Human Exceptionalism in the Sayings of the Desert Fathers” . XVIII International Conference on Patristic Studies . August, 2019.
Daniel Becerra