Congratulations to Jesse Nickel, PhD!

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Columbia is thrilled to congratulate Jesse Nickel, the newest member of our biblical studies faculty, on the successful submission and defense of his doctoral disseration. Jesse spent four years writing his thesis under the supervision of eminent New Testament scholar Dr. N.T. Wright, at University of St. Andrews, in Scotland.

Last week, the Biblical Studies committee hosted its first-ever Biblical Studies Community Forum, and invitedĀ Jesse Nickel to give a short presentation of his thesis, which focuses on exploring whether Jesus was a violent revolutionary or a revolutionary peace-maker. (To find out why this topic fascinated Jesse and the conclusions he came to, view a simple video of the presentation below.)

Next fall, Jesse Nickel is scheduledĀ teach New Testament Survey, Acts, the Prison Epistles, and Isaiah. Many of these classes may have room for auditors and casual students – get in touch with our Admissions department ( if this interests you! (Remember that alumni get their first audit course free.)