Associates & Staff

Dr. Brant Pitre

Dr. Brant Pitre earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized in the study of Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity. He holds an M.T.S. in biblical studies from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature from L.S.U.

Dr. Pitre is the author of several articles and a book, Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile (Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005). He is currently working on an academic book on Jesus and the Last Supper (forthcoming, Eerdmans), as well as a popular book on Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (forthcoming, Doubleday). His research interests revolve around the historical Jesus and the Jewish matrix of ancient Christian practice and belief, as well as the theological interpretation of Sacred Scripture. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and a Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.

Dr. Pitre currently lives in Covington, Louisiana, with his wife Elizabeth and their four children, Morgen, Aidan, Hannah, and Marybeth.


More information at:
Books
http://www.BrantPitre.com

Donum Dei Professor of Word and Sacrament
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, Louisiana 70131


EDUCATION
2004 - Ph.D. in Theology, University of Notre Dame
Major: New Testament and Early Judaism
Dissertation: “The Historical Jesus, the Great Tribulation, and the End of the Exile: Restoration Eschatology and the Origin of the Atonement.”
Director: Prof. David E. Aune

1999 - M.T.S., Vanderbilt Divinity School
Concentration: Biblical Studies and Theology

1998 - Graduate Credit, Tel Aviv University
Topic: Archaeology

1997 - B.A., Louisiana State University
Double Major: Philosophy and English Literature


PUBLICATIONS
In Progress - Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Monograph).

2006 - (Forthcoming) “The Lord’s Prayer and the New Exodus.” Letter and Spirit 2 (2006).

2005 - Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile: Restoration Eschatology and the Origin of the Atonement.
Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck). Grand Rapids:
Baker Academic.

2005 - “The ‘Ransom for Many’, the New Exodus, and the End of the Exile: Redemption as the Restoration of All Israel (Mark 10:45).” Letter and Spirit 1 (2005): 41-68.

2003 - “Rewritten Bible.” In The Westminster Dictionary of Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric. David E. Aune.
Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2003.

2001 - “Blessing the Barren and Warning the Fecund: Jesus’ Message for Women Concerning Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 81 (2001): 59-80.


PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
2006 - “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist,” and
“The Bridegroom Messiah.”
West Coast Biblical Studies Conference
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

2005 - “The New Exodus and the Messianic Kingdom,” and “The Lord’s Prayer as a New Exodus Prayer.”
West Coast Biblical Studies Conference
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

2002 - “Jesus, Women, and Discontinuity with Judaism:
A Reassessment in Light of Early Jewish Parallels.”
Historical Jesus Section
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

2001 - “The Cultic Role of the 144,000 in the Book of Revelation.”
Student Paper Awards Section
Annual Meeting of the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature

1999 - “Blessing the Barren and Warning the Fecund: Jesus’ Message for Women Concerning Pregnancy and Childbirth.”
Historical Jesus Section
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

1999 - “Matthew 19:12 and the Social and Political Dimensions of Becoming Eunuchs for the Sake of the Kingdom.”
Matthew Group
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2005 - “The Life of Jesus the Messiah”
Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans

2005 - “Introduction to Scripture.”
“Introduction to the Old Testament.”
“Liturgical Theology”
“Eucharistic Theology”
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, Lousiana

2005 - “The New Manna: A Eucharistic Introduction to the Gospel of John.”
Institute for Catechetics and Spirituality (10hr. Course)
Archdiocese of New Orleans

2004 - “The Role of Doctrine in the Life of Faith:
Exploring the New Catechism of the Catholic Church.”
Graduate 1 Credit-Hour Course: Loyola Institute for Ministry

2003-2005 - “Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith”
Graduate Level Core Course: Loyola Institute for Ministry

2003-2005 - “Christian Origins”
Graduate Level Core Course: Loyola Institute for Ministry

2003-2005 - “New Testament Literature”
Undergraduate Introductory Course: Loyola City College

2003-2005 - “Old Testament Literature”
Undergraduate Introductory Course: Loyola City College


SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY
2005-2006 - Mission and Integration Committee
Our Lady of Holy Cross College

2003-2005 - Graduate Studies Committee: Loyola Institute for Ministry

2001-2002 - Ph.D. Student Representative
Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Faculty Committee

1998-1999 - Co-President of Vanderbilt Divinity School
Student Government Association


SERVICE TO CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
2004 - “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist”
The Year of the Eucharist: A Day of Reflection for Priests
Archdiocese of New Orleans

2005 - “The Church Alive In-Depth:
Fact and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code”
Archdiocese of New Orleans

2004 - Young Adults Bible Study: “1 Corinthians”
Eight Week Bible Study

2001-2003 - Core Team Member, Chair of Catechesis
Young Adult Ministries
St. Matthew’s Cathedral, South Bend, IN

2002 - Habitat for Humanity, Fall Project
Young Adult Ministries
St. Matthew’s Cathedral, South Bend, IN

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIEITES
1999-present - Catholic Biblical Association
1996-present - Society of Biblical Literature

 

ACADEMIC HONORS
2004 - Pass with High Honors
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Theology Department, University of Notre Dame

2002 - Pass with High Honors
Doctoral Candidacy Exams
Theology Department, University of Notre Dame

2001 - Student Paper Award Winner
New Testament and Christian Origins
Annual Meeting
The Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature

1999 - Cornelius Vanderbilt Founder’s Medalist
First Honors in Graduating Class
Vanderbilt Divinity School.

1999 - W. Kendrick Grobel Award
Outstanding Achievement in Biblical Studies
Vanderbilt Divinity School

1999 - Magna Cum Laude Graduate (M.T.S.)
Vanderbilt Divinity School

1997 - Magna Cum Laude Graduate (B.A.)
Louisiana State University

 


Associates & Staff

Dr. Scott Hahn
Founder and President and Chairman of the Board
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Episcopal Advisor
Senior Fellows Father Thomas Acklin, O.S.B Dr. Joseph C. Atkinson Dr. Christopher Baglow Dr. William Bales Dr. Michael Barber Father Robert Barron Dr. John Bergsma Dr. Richard Bulzacchelli Dr. Matthew Bunson Dr. Aaron Canty Dr. Sebastian Carnazzo Father John S. Custer Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio Father Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. Dr. David Fagerberg Dr. Lawrence Feingold Father Pablo Gadenz Father Michael Giesler Dr. Gregory Yuri Glazov Dr. Timothy Gray Dr. Mary Healy Dr. Stephen Hildebrand Dr. Jeremy Holmes Dr. Kenneth Howell Dr. Leroy Huizenga Monsignor Michael Hull Dr. Andrew Jones Dr. Daniel A. Keating Father William Kurz, S.J. Father Thomas Lane Dr. Taylor Marshall Dr. Timothy Milinovich Dr. Robert P. Miller Dr. Jeffrey Morrow Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. Dr. James L. Papandrea Dr. Brant Pitre Fr. Jospeh Poggemeyer Dr. Thomas Scheck Dr. Nathanael E. Schmiedicke Dr. James Shelton Dr. Daniel G. Van Slyke Dr. Steven C. Smith Dr. Edward Sri Father Kris Stubna Dr. Andrew Swafford Dr. Michel Therrien Dr. Andre Villeneuve Dr. Benjamin Wiker Dr. Peter Williamson Dr. Carol Younger