Dr. John Bergsma is Associate Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Steubenville, Ohio. He holds the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He specialized in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, graduating with high honors in 2004. His major study of the interpretation of the Year of Jubilee in ancient times is published as The Jubilee from Leviticus to Qumran: A History of Interpretation (Brill Academic Publishers, 2007).
Dr. Bergsma’s articles, some co-authored with Dr. Scott Hahn, have appeared in several academic journals as well as Lay Witness, the magazine of Catholics United for the Faith. He has appeared as a guest on EWTN’s The Journey Home, Franciscan University Presents, and Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariani Show. Twice voted Faculty of the Year by graduating classes of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dr. Bergsma is a popular teacher who inspires his students with a love of Scripture.
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).