John McDade did his doctorate in Christology and taught Christology, Trinity and Salvation at Heythrop College for many years.  He was Senior Lecturer in Theology and Principal of Heythrop College.  He is particularly interested in the Jewish roots of Christianity, the Jewish character of Christ the Incarnate Word and the relations between Jews and Christians in the modern age.  He has a particular interest in approaches to the ‘historical Jesus’ and how the Church’s Christology relates to how Jesus saw himself and his mission.