Culture Influencers: Dr. Craig Evans, Dr. Jeremiah Johnston

Dr. Craig Evans has been appointed dean of the School of Christian Thought. Dr. Evans began serving in this position January 1. Evans was interviewed by Smithsonian Magazine along with various archaeologists on recent works at Bethsaida and Magdala – the two cities featured the opening chapter of his book, Jesus and the Remains of His Day: Studies in Jesus and the Evidence of Material Culture. In the Smithsonian’s article, “Unearthing the World of Jesus,” Evans stated that the “most important gain” of the last few decades of historical Jesus research is a “renewed appreciation of the Judaic character of Jesus, His mission and His world.” Evans and Dr. Jeremiah Johnston, associate professor of Early Christianity; president, Christian Thinkers Society, were also referenced in Decision magazine in January.