John Stafford

Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Education
D.D. (H.C.), St. John's College (University of Manitoba), 2013
Ph.D., University of Manitoba, 2005
M.Th., Winnipeg Theological Seminary, 1986
M.Div., Winnipeg Theological Seminary, 1985
M.Sc., Welding Technology and Management, University of Aston, 1976
B.Sc. (Hons)., Production Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 1974

Contact Information

Teaching Fields

Introduction to the Pentateuch
Homiletics
History of Liturgy
New Testament Literature II: Johannine Literature
Special Studies in the Old Testament: Irony in the Bible
Special Studies in the New Testament: The Gospel of Luke
Old Testament Apocalyptic Literature
Interpreting Old Testament Narrative

Professional Experience

2013 - Present: Providence University College, Faculty
1997 - 2013: St. John's College, University of Manitoba, Dean of Theology & Chaplain

Professional Associations

1987: Ordained as an Anglican Priest, licensed in the Diocese of Rupert's Land
1979: Local Preacher Accreditation, The Methodist Church, The Methodist Study Centre, London, England

Publications

“Conceptions of the Sacred. Reflections on Transcendence in Christian Discourse.” Perichoresis 11.2 (2013): 221–234.

“Paul’s Use of the Psalms. Beyond Midrash.” Perichoresis 11.2 (2013): 211–220.

“The Call of Nathanael. John 1:49. A Rhetorical-Theological Study.” Perichoresis 11.2 (2013): 199–210.

“Richard Hooker and the Later Puritans.” Perichoresis 11.2 (2013): 187–198.

“Richard Hooker’s Pneumatologia.” Perichoresis 11.2 (2013): 161–186.

“Richard Hooker the Pelagian: Is There a Case?” Perichoresis 11.2 (2013): 149–159.

“Richard Hooker and Predestination Revisited.” In Essays in Honour of David Neelands, edited by Daniel F. Graves and Scott Kindred-Barnes,184–206. Toronto: St. Osmund Press, 2013.

The following entries, “Cana Wedding”, “Eternal Life”, “Fear of God”, “Foot Washing”, “Lost Coin”, “Lost Sheep”, “Lost Son”, “Nathanael”, “Preaching”, “Proverbs”, “Simeon”, “Sower”, “Vow”, “Wisdom”, “Zacchaeus.” In The Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture, Michael Gilmour and Mary Ann Beavis eds. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

Grislis, Egil, and John K. Stafford. “Select Bibliography.” In A Companion to Richard Hooker, edited by W. J. Torrance Kirby. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition, Vol. 8, 535–61. Leiden: Brill, 2008.  

“Richard Hooker: A Selected Bibliography.” In Volume 2: Richard Hooker and the English Reformation, edited by W. J. Torrance Kirby. Studies in Early Modern Religious Reforms, 297–318. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

“Sitting Among the Sermons: Notes on the Three Fragments.” Perichoresis 8.1 (2010): 27–45.

“On the Nature of Desire.” In Human Sexuality and the Nuptial Mystery, edited by Roy R. Jeal, 1–5. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010.

“Sustaining Reform: Mighty Themes in Hooker’s Sermons on Jude.” In Lutheran and Anglican: Essays in Honour of Egil Grislis, edited by John K. Stafford, 237–54. Winnipeg: St John’s College Press, 2009.

“Practical Divinity.” In A Companion to Richard Hooker, edited by W. J. Torrance Kirby, 535–61. Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition, Vol. 8. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

“The Rhetoric of Orthodoxy: A Second Look at Travers’ Supplication and Hooker’s ‘Answere’.” Perichoresis 6.1 (2008): 45–56.

“Mystical Elements in Richard Hooker’s Theology.” Perichoresis 5.1 (2007): 57–72.

“Temple? What Temple? Eschatology in the Book of Chronicles.” Perichoresis 4.1 (2006): 31–52.

“Review of Thinking of the Laity in Late Tudor England, by Peter Ivan Kaufman,” Anglican Theological Review 87, no. 4 (2005): 701–703.

“Temple?  What Temple?  Eschatology in the Book of Chronicles.” In Currents in Biblical and Theological Dialogue: Proceedings of the conference held at St John’s College, Winnipeg, October 3–4, 2003.

“Sorrow and Solace: Richard Hooker’s Remedy for Grief.” In Volume 2: Richard Hooker and the English Reformation, edited by W. J. Torrance Kirby. Studies in Early Modern Religious Reforms, 131–47. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

“Grace, Sin, and Nature: Richard Hooker’s Theology of Baptism.” In Volume 2: Richard Hooker and the English Reformation, edited by W. J. Torrance Kirby. Studies in Early Modern Religious Reforms, 185–205. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

“Scripture and the Generous Hermeneutic of Richard Hooker.” Anglican Theological Review 84, no. 4 (Fall 2002): 915–28.

John K. Stafford and J. F. Lancaster. “Cryogenic Fatigue Behaviour of Al-Mg Butt Welds.” Metal Construction 10, no. 4 (April 1978): 160–61.

“The Fatigue Behaviour of Transverse Butt Welds in Aluminium/Magnesium Alloy, 5083–0 at Cryogenic Temperatures.” Welding Research International 7, no. 6 (1977): 453–81.

Papers and Presentations

"Beyond Midrash: Interpreting Paul’s Use of the Psalms,” (SBL, New Orleans, 2009).

"Richard Hooker and Predestination Revisited,” (Dallas/Fort Worth, 2011).

"Richard Hooker the Pelagian. Is There a Case?: Notes on the Christian Letter,” (Montreal, 2010).

'Sitting Among the Sermons: Notes on the Three Fragments,” (Richard Hooker Conference, Toronto, 2009).

"Richard Hooker and the Later Puritans,” (St. Louis, 2008).

"The Rhetoric of Orthodoxy: A Second Look at Travers’ Supplication and Hooker’s ‘Answere,’” (Minneapolis, 2007).

"Sustaining Reform: Mighty Themes in Hooker’s Sermons on Jude,” (Salt Lake City, 2006).

"The Way of Nature and the Way of Grace: A Study of Richard Hooker’s A Learned Sermon of the Nature of Pride,” (Atlanta, 2005).

"Union With God: The Heart of Richard Hooker’s Theology,” (Toronto, 2004).

"The Epistemology of Faith: Reclaiming Richard Hooker's Doctrine of the Holy Spirit,” (Pittsburgh, 2003).

"Sorrow and Solace: Richard Hooker’s Remedy for Grief,” (San Antonio, 2002).

Awards

April 2011: Alumnus of the Year, Providence Seminary
1999: Gordon and Ruth Harland Fellowship Bursary, Dept. of Religion, University of Manitoba

Hobbies

Fishing
Hiking
The Outdoors
Woodworking
Reading
Music
Writing

 

 
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