Benjamin Dunning

Benjamin Dunning

Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Benjamin Dunning


  • BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • PhD, Harvard University


Benjamin Dunning joined the Harvard Divinity School faculty in July 2022, having taught previously at Fordham University as a professor in the Department of Theology. He teaches primarily in the areas of Christianity in Antiquity, critical theory, and gender and sexuality studies. He was also an affiliated faculty member of Fordham's interdisciplinary programs in both comparative literature and women's studies. He is trained in early Christianity, as well as in critical and feminist theory.

Dunning served as director of undergraduate studies for the comparative study of religion at Harvard before joining Fordham. He most recently edited The Oxford Handbook of New Testament, Gender, and Sexuality, and authored several books, including Christ Without Adam: Subjectivity and Sexual Difference in the Philosophers' Paul. He was also a Women’s Studies in Religion Program Research Associate at HDS in 2009-10.

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