Richardson, George Peter

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(1935- )

Professor Emeritus

Principal, University College (1977-1989)

BArch, (Toronto) BD (Knox College), PhD (Cambridge) 


Areas of Research: Christian origins in Jewish and Roman contexts; religion, archaeology, and architecture in the Eastern half of the Mediterranean during the late Hellenistic and early Roman periods. Selected publications: “Josephus’s Galilee in Life and War in Archaeological Perspective” (2001); City and Sanctuary: Religion and Architecture in the Roman Near East (2002); “Jesus and Palestinian Social Protest: Archaeological and Literary Perspectives” (2002); Building Jewish in the Roman East (2004); “Study of the Greco-Roman World” (2006); “Khirbet Qana (and Other Villages) as a Context for Jesus” (2006); “The Beginnings of Christian Anti-Judaism”(2006); (with Douglas Richardson and John de Visser) Canadian Churches, an Architectural History (2007); “Jewish Galilee, its Hellenization, Romanization, and Commercialization” (2008). Festschrift presented in 2000: (Stephen Wilson and Michel Desjardins, eds.) Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity: Essays in Honour of Peter Richardson.