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Runesson Sanfridson Martin

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Martin Runesson Sanfridson

PhD Students
Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:


Martin is interested in the study of the early Jesus Movement, the apostle Paul, and the Second Temple Jewish context of early Christ-belief. Specifically, his main interests lie in the study of the Pauline letters and understanding Paul as a Second Temple Jew who incorporated gentiles into the Jewish Messianic movement in which he was active. Martin is particularly interested in questions of identity in the Pauline assemblies.


  • McMaster University, PhD in Biblical Studies, 2018-
  • The University of Edinburgh, MTh in 2018, 2017–2018
  • Johannelund Theological Seminar (Sweden), B.A. in 2017, 2014–2017


Teaching Assistant

  • Women in the Biblical Tradition, fall term 2018. Instructor: Dr. Hanna Tervanotko.