Professor of Religion and William Goodwin Aurelio Chair Emerita of the Appreciation of Scripture
PhD, Princeton University
Paula Fredriksen, currently on leave, is the William Goodwin Aurelio Chair Emerita of the Appreciation of Scripture at Boston University. She has published widely in the social and intellectual history of Hellenistic Judaism and ancient Christianity, and on pagan-Jewish-Christian relations in the Roman Empire. Her study, Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, won a 1999 National Jewish Book Award. Most recent, she has explored early Christian anti-Judaism and Augustine’s singular response to it, in Augustine and the Jew: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism (Yale, 2010). She and her family divide their time between Boston and Jerusalem.