John T. Fitzgerald

John T. Fitzgerald

Biblical Studies/Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity

Research and Teaching Interests

Among the areas Fitzgerald is currently researching are the role of friendship in the spread of early Christianity, the economy — including issues such as the attitude of the church and the government regarding unemployment — and domestic violence in antiquity.



Fitzgerald has spent the past 31 years at the University of Miami, where he served most recently as chair of the Department of Religious Studies. His work includes nine books as an author, translator and editor as well as more than 50 articles and approximately 170 book reviews and book notes.

An active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Fitzgerald has a joint appointment as Professor Extraordinary at North-West University School for Biblical Studies and Bible Languages in Potchefstroom, South Africa, and has been a visiting professor at both Brown and Yale universities.