B.A; M.A.; Ph.D.
Room 240; ext. 210
Teaching Level: Basic Degree, GCTS Associate
Specializations: New Testament, Lonergan & Scripture
Jonathan Bernier completed undergraduate studies in anthropology at the University of Western Ontario, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in religious studies at McMaster University. In addition to serving on the Regis faculty, Jonathan is the executive director of the Lonergan Research Institute.
Jonathan is a New Testament scholar whose doctoral work focused upon the intersection of historical Jesus, the Gospel of John, and synagogue studies. His second book addressed matters of historical method, engaging specifically with the thought of Bernard Lonergan and Ben F. Meyer. He is currently working on a monograph that aims to evaluate the dates at which the twenty-seven books of the New Testament were written. When published, this will be the second monograph-length critical study on the dates of the New Testament books completed since the nineteenth-century. Once this work is complete, Jonathan intends to focus more fully upon the work of Lonergan and Meyer, as they relate to the development of early Christianity within its Second Temple Jewish milieu.