Rabbi Joshua D. Garroway, Ph.D.

Dean, Los Angeles Campus

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school/program: Louchheim School for Judaic Studies, Rabbinical School (US), Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management
academic field: History
campus: Los Angeles

Rabbi Joshua D. Garroway, Ph.D., is the Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Professor of Early Christianity and Second Commonwealth at HUC-JIR’s Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR in 2003, and then earned his doctorate degree from the Religious Studies Department at Yale University in 2008. His first book, Paul’s Gentile-Jews: Neither Jew nor Gentile, but Both (2012), 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, The Beginning of the Gospel: Paul, Philippi, and the Origins of Christianity (2018), offers a revisionist understanding of the origins of the Greek term euaggelion, usually translated “gospel,” in earliest Christianity. His rabbinate is dedicated to instilling in aspiring Jewish professionals an appreciation for Jewish history, texts, and ideas. Garroway grew up in Rochester, NY, but for more than a decade has lived in Pasadena, CA, with his wife, Kristine Henriksen Garroway, and their three kids.

The Origins of Christianity and its Parting of the Ways with Judaism

Conversion to Judaism in the Ancient World

Ambiguous Jewish Identities: Ancient and Modern

Jewish Creativity in the Greco-Roman Diaspora

Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Interaction: Ancient and Modern

The Historical Jesus / The Historical Paul

Jewish Messianism through the Ages

Messiah: The History of an Idea (HUC & USC)

Early Christian Biblical Interpretation (HUC)

Introduction to the Exegetical Midrashim (HUC)

Introduction to the Mishnah (HUC)

The Parting of the Ways (HUC)

History of Jewish Ideas (HUC – ZSJNM)

Scripture and Polemic in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (USC)

Introduction to Jewish History (USC)

Biblical Protagonists Through an Ancient Lens (USC)