Where Is Purgatory in the Bible?
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.
Coming Soon is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Revelation using the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition of the Bible. Barber provides a Catholic interpretation, which sees the liturgical background of this book of Scripture—a perspective missing in many Protestant commentaries.