The Good Shepherd in Early Christianity

A conversation with Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker in front of Christ as the Good Shepherd, 300–350 C.E., marble, 39 inches high (Museo Pio Cristiano, Vatican Museums, Rome)

Additional resources

Jennifer Awes Freeman, The Good Shepherd: Image, Meaning, and Power (Baylor University Press, 2022)


Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The Good Shepherd in Early Christianity," in Smarthistory, July 29, 2020, accessed March 1, 2024,