Meet the New Saints!
Michael Barber is the Professor of Theology, Scripture and Catholic Thought at John Paul the Great Catholic University. He has his Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His dissertation was on the Historical Jesus and Sacramental Eschatology under the world famous scholar, Colin Brown. He has an M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and received his B.A. in Theology and Philosophy from Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of several books, including, Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation and Applying Its Lessons Today (Emmaus Road, 2006) and Genesis to Jesus: Studying Scripture from the Heart of the Church (Servant, 2007), a Bible study co-authored with Kimberly Hahn. He is a Research Fellow for the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, founded by Scott Hahn. Barber is also the host of Reasons for Faith Live a radio show heard nationwide each Friday at 11am PCT on EWTN’s Radio Network.
Barber has been granted the mandatum by Robert Brom, bishop of San Diego as an ecclesial recognition of his posture and commitment to teach always in communion with the Church. You can read more on his blog, 'Singing in the Reign'.
He and his wife Kim live in San Diego with their two sons, Michael Patrick (Jr.) and Matthew Stephen.
In his thesis, entitled 'Recovering the Old Perspective on Paul: Augustine, Aquinas, and the Question of Participation in Christ,' he advocates for Augustine and Aquinas's reading of Paul regarding the nature of participation in Christ. John is the co-author with Scott W. Hahn of an article entitled, 'The Multiple Literal Sense in Thomas Aquinas's Commentary on Romans and Modern Pauline Hermeneutics,' which was published in 2012 by CUA Press in Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas, edited by Matthew Levering and Michael Dauphinais. John's research interests center on the theological projects of Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, contemporary Pauline studies, and the relationship between Modernity and contemporary biblical studies. John will apply for the mandatum of Robert Brom, bishop of San Diego, as an ecclesial recognition of John's posture and commitment to teach always in communion with the Church.
John is a PhD candidate, studying under Prof. Michael Waldstein, at Ave Maria University. He will defend his dissertation in July 2014. He received a Th.M. from Duke Divinity School and a M.A. in Theology (MA) from Covenant Theological Seminary.