Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D., has been promoted to Associate Professor of Early Christianity and the Second Commonwealth at the Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles.
"As a graduate of our institution and an outstanding academic, Joshua Garroway epitomizes HUC-JIR's vision of the rabbinate, combining engagement with excellence," stated Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost. "His publications, pedagogy, presence, and personality enrich our school immeasurably."
Dr. Garroway earned his doctorate from the Religious Studies Department at Yale University and was ordained at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR. His first book, Paul’s Gentile-Jews: Neither Jew nor Gentile, but Both, explores the ways in which Paul's epistle to the Romans constructs Jewish identity, and the role played by this construction in the ensuing emergence of Christianity. His second book, currently in progress, will offer a revisionist understanding of the origins of the Greek term euaggelion, usually translated “gospel,” in earliest Christianity.