For more information, please contact:
Ian Werrett, Ph.D.
Associate professor of religious
Director, Spiritual Life Institute
The 32nd Annual Spiritual Life Institute
Jesus and Judaism
June 23-27, 2014
AGNES CHOI received a BS and a PhD from the University of Toronto and
an MDiv from Tyndale Seminary. She teaches courses in Biblical Studies,
with a focus on Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity. Her
teaching and research considers how ancient texts should be understood
in their ancient contexts. Agnes' research currently focuses on ancient
economy and the impact of that economy on the urban-rural relationship,
as well as the interpretation of the parables of Jesus.
TOM HATINA earned a BA Hons. from Trinity Western University, a MCS
from Regent College (combined with Vancouver School of Theology at UBC),
and a PhD from Bristol University. His areas of research include early
Jewish and Christian Literature, Historical Jesus, Hermeneutics, and
Myth theory. Tom is the author of numerous articles and five books. His
latest publication is New Testament Theology and Its Quest for
Relevance: From Ancient Texts to Modern Readers (London & New York:
Bloomsbury Press, 2013). He is currently working on two books. One is on
the function of Jewish scripture in the New Testament (WJK). The other
is a digitized, interactive introduction to the New Testament, which
will be the first of its kind in the field of biblical studies.
IAN WERRETT is the Director of the Spiritual Life Institute and an
Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Saint Martin's University.
An expert on the Hebrew Scriptures, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Ancient
Judaism, he has given lectures and presented conference papers in North
America, Europe, and Israel. He has worked in situ with the
Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem and is the author of a book entitled
Ritual Purity and the Dead Sea Scrolls, which was published by
Brill Academic Publishers in 2007. Werrett earned a BA from Saint
Martin's College, a MA from Trinity Western University, and a PhD in
Biblical Studies and Second Temple Judaism from the University of St.