Dr. John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught Scripture since 2004. He holds the B.A., M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Calvin College and Seminary (now Calvin University) and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana).  A former Protestant pastor, Dr. Bergsma has authored eight books on Scripture and the Catholic faith, including Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of the Church (Penguin Random House 2019), and A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament (with Brant Pitre, Ignatius 2018). He has also published over two dozen peer-reviewed or invited essays and articles in various scholarly journals, festschrifts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and essay collections. Dr. Bergsma speaks regularly for parish missions, diocesan conferences, clergy convocations, and other events nationally and internationally. He and his wife Dawn reside with their eight children in Steubenville, Ohio.


Other books by Dr. Bergsma:

Stunned by Scripture: How the Bible Made Me Catholic (Our Sunday Visitor, 2018),
Psalm Basics for Catholics: Seeing Salvation History in a New Way (Bible Basics) (Ave Maria Press, 2018),
New Testament Basics for Catholics (Bible Basics) (Ave Maria Press, 2015), and
Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History (Bible Basics) (Ave Maria Press, 2015).