Since 2015, I have been Associate Professor of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame. Before that, from 2012 to 2015, I was Associate Professor of New Testament Studies (formerly titled University Lecturer) in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, and Caird Fellow in Theology at Mansfield College, Oxford. Doing my best to honor a long tradition, I work at the intersection of early Jewish, early Christian and New Testament studies.
My research has especially focused on investigating early Christian and Jewish biblical interpretation, Pauline literature, and pseudepigraphal practices. I hope that my recent monograph on Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy makes some contribution not only to an understanding of Paul, but also to the apprehension of Second Temple Judaism and the relation between the Old and New Testaments. Arising from my twin interests in the Jewish milieu of early Christianity and the history of New Testament scholarship, I have been engaged for some time in studying the influential 19th century German New Testament scholar and historian, Ferdinand Christian Baur; some of the research outputs from this interest will be jointly published with colleagues from the Eberhard-Karls Universität, Tübingen. My project during my time as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow comprised a re-conceptualization of the phenomenon of early Christian pseudepigraphy by focusing on the interplay between actual and fictive authors, situations and addressees in the construction of what might be termed the ‘pseudepigraphal situation’ of these texts. I am now turning my attention to the Epistle of Barnabas, a curious but fascinating text from the second century with a striking posture of appropriation of the Jewish Scriptures. All of this research reflects my broad interest in New Testament and Early Christian studies, but also my attempt to grapple seriously, in cross-disciplinary investigations, with Second Temple Judaism, the formation of self-consciously Christian appropriations of the Old Testament, and the history of New Testament study, including the theological reception of the New Testament as Scripture. More distant glimmers on the horizon include something on the reception of the Wisdom of Solomon.
I am always happy to enter into correspondence with prospective students. Please do contact me at my faculty address: dlincicu [at] nd [dot] edu