Prof. Michael Gorman

Visiting Lecturer for the postgraduate course, Special Topic (Missions): Reading Paul Missionally 


Michael J. Gorman is the Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where he has taught since 1991. He is a New Testament scholar who specializes especially in the letters, theology, and spirituality of the apostle Paul. His additional specialties are the gospel of John, the book of Revelation, theological and missional interpretation of Scripture, and early Christian ethics. In addition, he has a strong interest in the relationship between church and culture. From 1994 to 2012 he was Dean of St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute.

He earned his B.A. degree summa cum laude in French from Gordon College in Massachusetts. He received the M.Div. and the Ph.D. cum laude in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, where he was also a teaching fellow in New Testament and an instructor in New Testament Greek. He has also been a visiting professor at Duke Divinity School, Regent College, Wesley Theological Seminary, Mars Hill Graduate School, and Grand Séminaire Notre Dame de l’Esperance in Cameroon.

He is the author of a dozen books and numerous articles on biblical interpretation and on ethics. An avid traveler, he has also led numerous study trips to the cities of the apostles Paul and John in Greece, Turkey, and Italy.

Michael Gorman was the 2005 recipient of The Fortress Press Award for Innovative Teaching in Graduate Schools and Seminaries, theological education’s “teacher of the year” award. He also sits on several editorial councils and other professional committees. A United Methodist, he is an active layperson and a popular teacher at churches, institutions of higher education, and conferences representing many traditions, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Visit Michael Gorman’s blog:

  1. John’s Missional Theology and Christian Practices of Spirituality
  2. Paul’s Missional Theology and Christian Practices of Peace and Justice
  3. Revelation’s Missional Theology and Christian Witness