Dr James Corke-Webster is a Senior Lecturer in Classics, History and Liberal Arts, and Co-Director of the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies.
Dr James Corke-Webster is a classicist and historian with particular interests in early Christian and late antique history and literature. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Classics, History and Liberal Arts, and Co-Director of the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies. He studied Classics and Theology at Oxford, Cambridge, and Manchester, before taking up a Fulbright Scholarship at Berkeley.
He has held lectureships at Edinburgh and Durham, and moved to Kings College in 2017. He is also the author of the multi-award winning book Eusebius and Empire: Constructing Church and Rome in the Ecclesiastical History.
The Easter story of the death and resurrection of Jesus is central to the religion of millions of Christians around the world, and its key events are recognisable to many millions more. Did Early Christians really believe in a literal resurrection?
History remembers the persecution of early Christians as a clash between the Roman state and its traditional gods, and the new Christian cult and its upstart God. But is that really all there is to the story?
Many people know the famous story of the birth of Jesus. But what do we know about where it comes from and what happened next?