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BRANT PITRE
Professor of Sacred Scripture
Notre Dame Seminary
2901 S. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Education

2004 Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Major: Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity
Minor: Systematic Theology
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: Biblical Archaeology (Old Testament)

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

Job Experience

2009-Present          Professor of Sacred Scripture
                             Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans

2005-2009              Donum Dei Professor of Word and Sacrament
                              Assistant Professor of Theology (Full-Time)
                              Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans

2007                       Visiting Professor of Theology
                               (Summer) University of Notre Dame, Indiana

2005-2009              Professor of Scripture (Adjunct)
                              Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans

2003-2005              Assistant Professor of Theology (Full-Time)
                              Loyola University, New Orleans

Publications

2016 Book: The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ (New York: Image, 2016).

2016 Review of James G. Crossley, Jesus and the Chaos of History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), in Journal of Theological Studies (forthcoming).

2015 Book: Jesus and the Last Supper (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015).

2015 Article: "Verbum Domini and Historical-Critical Exegesis." Pages 26-40 in Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology. (Ed. S. Carl; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015).

2014 Book: Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (Image, 2014).

2013 Article: "Apocalypticism/Apocalyptic Teaching." Pages 23-33 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (Eds. J.B. Green, J.K. Brown, and N. Perrin; Downers Grove, IVP Academic, 2013).

2013 Article: "Jesus, the Messianic Wedding Banquet, and the Restoration of Israel." Pages 35-54 in Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 8 (2013).

2011 Review: "Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to God's Saving Promises." In Nova et Vetera Vol.9, 1 (2011).

2011 Book: Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper (Doubleday, 2011).

2010 Article: "The Mystery of God's Word: Inspiration, Inerrancy, and the Interpretation of Scripture." In Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 6 (2010): 47-66.

2009: Article: "Jesus, the Messianic Wedding Banquet, and the Kingdom of God." In Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 5 (2009): 125-153.

2008 Article: “Jesus, the New Temple, and the New Priesthood.” Letter & Spirit:
A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology
4 (2008): 49-86.

2006 Review: John S. Kloppenborg and John W. Marshall (eds.), Apocalypyticism,
Anti-Semitism and the Historical Jesus: Subtexts in Criticism
. In Catholic
Biblical Quarterly
68.3 (2006): 578-80.

2006 Article: “The Lord’s Prayer and the New Exodus.” Letter & Spirit: A Journal
of Catholic Biblical Theology
2 (2006): 69-96.

2005 Book: Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile: Restoration
Eschatology and the Origin of the Atonement
. Wissenshaftliche
Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2.
Reihe 204; Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck). Grand Rapids: Baker
Academic.

2005 Article: “The ‘Ransom for Many’, the New Exodus, and the End of the Exile:
Redemption as the Restoration of All Israel (Mark10:35-45).” Letter
and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology
1 (2005): 41-68.

2003 Article: “Rewritten Bible.” Pages 410-414 in The Westminster
Dictionary of Early Christian Literature and Rhetoric
. David E. Aune.
Louisville: Westminster John Knox.

2001 Article: “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.

Teaching Experience (Graduate Level)

2009-Present Methodology of Biblical Studies
Pentateuch
Prophets
Synoptic Gospels and Acts
Pauline Letters and Hebrews
Johannine Literature
Catholic Epistles
Old Testament Introduction
New Testament Introduction

2007 Jesus and the Gospels
University of Notre Dame, Indiana

2007 Biblical Theology
Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans
Christology
Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans

2006 Eucharistic Theology
Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans
Introduction to the New Testament
Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans

2005 The Life of Jesus the Messiah
Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans

2003-2005 Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith
Christian Origins
Loyola University, New Orleans

2004 The Role of Doctrine in the Life of Faith: Exploring the New
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Loyola University, New Orleans

Teaching Experience (Undergraduate Level)

2007               New Testament
                      Sacramental Theology
                      Christology
                      Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans

2006               Old Testament
                      Liturgy
                      Eucharistic Theology
                      New Testament
                      Sacramental Theology
                      Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans

2005               Introduction to Scripture
                      Old Testament
                      Liturgy
                      Eucharistic Theology
                      Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans

2003-2005      Old Testament Literature
                      New Testament Literature
                      Loyola University, New Orleans

Professional Societies

1996-present               Society of Biblical Literature
1999-present               Catholic Biblical Association
2005-present               Senior Fellow, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

Public Presentations

2015 "Beyond the Criteria of Authenticity: Where Do We God From Here?"
Historical Jesus Section
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

2015 "Purity and Sacrifice in Philo of Alexandria"
Purity and Sacrifice in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity Group
Catholic Biblical Association Annual Meeting

2015 "Philippians 2 and the Secret of Joy"
Applied Biblical Studies Conference
Franciscan University of Steubenville

2014 "James 3 and the Sins of the Tongue"
Applied Biblical Studies Conference
Franciscan University of Steubenville

2012 "Ephesians 5 and St. Paul's Vision of the Christian Family"
Applied Biblical Studies Conference
Franciscan University of Steubenville

2011 "The Last Supper, the Lost Tribes of Israel, and the World to Come"
Historical Jesus Section
Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

2009 "St. Paul's Letter to the Romans"
Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
A Conference for Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians

2009 "Jesus and the Sacraments of Service"
Word of God Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

2009 "The Gospel according to St. Paul"
West Coast Biblical Studies Conference
West Covina, California

2008 "Jesus and the Messianic Priesthood"
Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts


2008 "Jesus, the New Temple, and the New Priesthood"
The Liturgical Institute
Mundelein Seminary, Illinois

2008 “Vatican II and Scripture in the Life of the Church”
Willwoods Benefit Breakfast
New Orleans, Louisiana

2008 “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Last Supper”
Texas Catholic Conference
Austin, Texas

2008 “Jesus and the Mystery of the Church”
Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe Pennsylvania
A Conference for Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians

2008 “St. Paul and the Mystery of the Angels”
Fullness of Truth Catholic Conference
Dallas, Texas

2008 “Jesus and the End Times: A Catholic View of the Last Days”
West Coast Biblical Studies Conference
West Covina, California

2007 “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist”
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
San Diego, California.

2007 “A Bible Study on Advent”
Legatus Meeting, New Orleans Chapter
Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans

2007 “Jesus and the Mystery of the Temple”
Letter and Spirit Conference
St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

2007 “The Spirit, the Flesh, and the New Creation in Galatians 6:6-10”
Theological Symposium
Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans

2007 Pope Benedict XVI Annual Lecture
“The Lord’s Prayer and the New Exodus”
St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe Pennsylvania

2007 “The Origin of the Bible"
Holy Family Parish, Luling, Louisiana

2007 “Jesus and the End Times: A Catholic Study of Eschatology”
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Destrehan, Louisiana

2006 “Jesus and the New Priesthood”
St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh
Love and Sacrifice: A Conference of the St. Paul Center

2006 “Jesus and the New Passover”
“Jesus and the New Manna of the Messiah”
“Jesus and the New Priesthood”
Saint Vincent Seminary, Latrobe Pennsylvania
A Conference for Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians

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

2005 “The New Exodus and the Messianic Kingdom”
“The Ingathering of the Exiles in the Old Testament Prophets”
Mile-High Scripture Conference, Denver

2005 “The New Exodus and the Messianic Kingdom”
“The Lord’s Prayer as a Prayer for the New Exodus”
West Coast Biblical Studies Conference

2005 “A Eucharistic Introduction to the Gospel of John”
Institute for Catechetics and Spirituality
Archdiocese of New Orleans

2004 “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist”
The Year of the Eucharist: A Day of Reflection for Priests
Archdiocese of New Orleans

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
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

Service to the University, Church & Community

2009-Present Library Committee
Notre Dame Seminary

2007-2008 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee
Chair, Mission Statement Sub-Committee

2005-2006 Mission and Integration Committee
Our Lady of Holy Cross College

2003-2005 Graduate Studies Committee
Loyola Institute for Ministry

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

2004 Young Adult 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

2001-02 Ph.D. Student Representative
Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Faculty Committee

1998-99 Co-President of Vanderbilt Divinity School
Student Government Association

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