An award-winning teacher, Barrie Wilson PhD is Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, York University, Toronto. An historian, Barrie specializes in early Christianity. His best-selling book How Jesus Became Christian (2008) received the Tanenbaum Prize for History at the 2009 Canadian Jewish Book Awards. The Lost Gospel, co-authored with Simcha Jacobovici, appeared in 2014. Appropriate for these turbulent times, his new book -- Searching for the Messiah -- will be published in August 2020. Barrie is a member of Beth-Tzedec Congregation, Toronto.