Ph.D. McMaster University
Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
B.A - St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto (1984)
M.A. - McMaster University(1986)
Thesis: A Social Description of the Damascus Document
Visiting Student - University of Tübingen (1989-90)
PhD- McMaster University (1991)
Dissertation: The Superfluity of the Law in Philo and Paul
Courses Taught at UST:
Theo 101 The Christian Theological Tradition
Scholarly Expertise and Interests:
The Apostle Paul
Hellenistic Judaism, especially Philo of Alexandria
Apocalyptic Thought and Literature
Development of early Christianity
With Cornelia Horn: "Let the Little Ones Come to Me": Children and Childhood in early Christianity (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007) forthcoming.
"Interpretation of the Bible: History and Truth," at Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture Annual Fall Conference: "Modernity: Yearning for the Infinite", November 30- December 2, 2006.
"Theodicy in Apocalyptic Thought: From Ancient Visions to (Post) Modern Nightmares" at Evil and Suffering in the Patristic Period, Boston, October 12-14, 2006.
"A Visual Apocalypse" at Catholic Biblical Association Annual Meeting, August 7, 2006, Chicago, as part of a panel on "The Bible and Film."
"Fathers and Daughters in Corinth" at SBL Meetings, November 21, 2005, Philadelphia.
AFrom Euripides to Heraclitus to the Stoic Socrates@ at Brock University Conference on Western Ethics, March 14-15, 2003. Invited Paper.
The life of children in the early Church
The ideas of infancy and maturity in the letters of Paul
The use of ancient methods of biblical interpretation in modern study of the Bible
Society of Biblical Literature
Catholic Biblical Association