pitreDenver, Feb. 26, 2018 – The Augustine Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Brant Pitre will be joining its team of scholars and presenters later this year.

An internationally-recognized expert on the New Testament and its Jewish roots, Dr. Pitre will be involved in many of the Augustine Institute’s initiatives in evangelization and catechesis.

In 2018, Dr. Pitre will be designing and recording a sequel to his highly-successful Lectio: Eucharist Discovering the Mass in the Bible.

As Distinguished Research Professor of Theology, Dr. Pitre will also be contributing to the Augustine Institute’s efforts in publishing.

“The Augustine Institute is committed to the renewal of Catholic Scripture scholarship in our time,” said the Institute’s President Dr. Tim Gray, “and with Dr. Pitre as part of our team, we are ready to explore some exciting new initiatives in that arena. Stay tuned!”

“We are thrilled at the prospect of Dr. Pitre being able to offer classes for our graduate students,” added the Institute’s Academic Dean Christopher Blum. “The scholarly excellence and spiritual depth of his writing and teaching have justly earned him a national reputation, both in Catholic circles and in the broader academic community of Biblical studies.”

Dr. Pitre earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized the study of the New Testament and ancient Judaism. He is the author of The Case for Jesus (Image, 2016), Jesus and the Last Supper (Eerdemans, 2015), Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (Image, 2014), Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Doubleday, 2011), and Jesus, The Tribulation, and the End of the Exile (Baker Academic, 2005).

He is currently a professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA.

For more information, please contact Gina Warner, Director of Marketing at the Augustine Institute 303.937.4420 x.105 or GinaWarner@AugustineInstitute.org.

 

About Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology

The Augustine Institute was founded in 2005 in response to Pope Saint John Paul II’s call for a new evangelization. It serves the formation of Catholics through its online platform FORMED, Lighthouse Talks, books, video-based studies, audio dramas, and Graduate School of Theology. Its graduate school offers both on-campus study in Denver, and an innovative distance education program that reaches students all over the world. Its faculty includes many other noted Scripture scholars, including Michael Barber, Mark Giszczak, and Edward M. Sri.