Faculty and Staff

Brant Pitre, Ph.D.

Distinguished Research Professor of Sacred Scripture


Dr. Brant Pitre is a Distinguished Research Professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized in the study of the New Testament and ancient Judaism. He is the author of several articles and books including, Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile (Baker Academic, 2005), Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Image Books, 2011), Jesus the Bridegroom (Image Books, 2014), Jesus and the Last Supper (Eerdmans, 2015), The Case for Jesus (Image Books, 2016), and Introduction to the Spiritual Life (Image Books, 2021). Dr. Pitre is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker who lectures regularly across the United States. He has produced dozens of Bible studies on CD, DVD, and MP3, in which he explores the biblical foundations of Catholic faith and theology. He currently lives in Louisiana with his wife Elizabeth, and their five children.


  • Ph.D., Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame (2004)
  • M.T.S., Biblical Studies and Theology, Vanderbilt Divinity School (1999)
  • B.A., Philosophy and English Literature, Louisiana State University (1997)


  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • Scripture electives
The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.