Professor Emerita, New Testament
ThD (Wycliffe and U Toronto)
BA in Fine Arts (York), MDiv (Queen's)
Ann Jervis received her doctorate in 1990, at which point she joined the faculty at Wycliffe College, first as a lecturer, then as Assistant and Associate Professor. In 2001 she was made a Full Professor of New Testament. Ann is cross-appointed to the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto and is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. She is a member of the Centre for Ethics at Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, where she spent two of her sabbaticals. Ann has also spent sabbaticals at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and at the École Biblique in Jerusalem.
Ann has served on various editorial boards, including New Testament Studies, Anglican Theological Review, Toronto Journal of Theology. She is currently an editor of Journal of Biblical Literature. She has also served as chair and been on steering committees for various units of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Ann has been an invited speaker in China, Europe, the Caribbean and the United States. She has also led two Wycliffe trips to Israel. Ann is a priest in the Diocese of Toronto, serving as Honorary Assistant at Church of the Redeemer, where she regularly preaches and celebrates the Eucharist.
Ann’s publications include three books, an edited volume and numerous journal articles, book chapters and website contributions. Her book Paul and Time: Life in the Temporality of Christ, was published in November, 2023.
In 2016 Ann received a five year Social Sciences and Humanities Research grant for a project on Paul’s view of time. She has contributed several papers on the topic at academic societies and gatherings, most recently at Society of Biblical Literature, Nov. 2016 and at a conference on time in ancient Judaism in June, 2016.
Areas of Expertise
- Greco-Roman Ethics
- Gospel Studies and Women in the Bible
- Paul's Understanding of Time
- Paul and Time: Life in the Temporality of Christ, 2023.
- Introduction and Annotations to Romans in the New Oxford Annotated Bible, 5th edition, OUP 2018.
- “Promise and Purpose in Romans 9:1-13: Towards Understanding Paul’s View of Time,” in God and Israel. Providence and Purpose in Romans 9-11. 1-26. Ed. by Todd D. Still . Baylor: Baylor University Press, 2017.
- Jervis, L. Ann, ‘Paul the Theologian’, in R. Barry Matlock, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies, (2017). doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199600489.013.26 Online: The Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies
- “Worlds of Judgement: John 9,” in Conception, Reception and the Spirit: Essays in Honor of Andrew T. Lincoln, edited by Gordon McConville and Lloyd K. Pietersen, 48-57. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015.
- “Divine Retribution in Romans,” Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, Vol. 69, no 3 (July, 2015), 323-37.
- “The Spirit Brings Christ’s Life to Life,” in Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Resources for Biblical Studies Series, edited by J. L. Sumney, 139-156. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.
- “Reading Romans 7 in Conversation with Post-Colonial Theory: Paul’s Struggle Toward Christian Identity of Hybridity,” in The Colonized Apostle: Paul through Postcolonial Eyes,” Paul in Critical Contexts Series, edited by C. D. Stanley, 95-109. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2011.
- At the Heart of the Gospel: Suffering in the Earliest Christian Message. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007.
- “Accepting Affliction: Paul’s Preaching on Suffering,” in The Character of Scripture: Moral Formation, Community, and Biblical Interpretation, edited by W. P. Brown, 290-316. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.
- Galatians. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2011 (reprint of Hendrickson, 1999).
- “1 Cor. 14: 34-35: A Reconsideration of Paul’s Limitation of the Free Speech of Some Corinthian Women,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 58 (1995), 51-74.
- “'But I Want You to Know’: Paul’s Midrashic Intertextual Response to the Corinthian Worshippers,” Journal of Biblical Literature 112/2 (1993), 231-246.
- The Purpose of Romans: A Comparative Letter Structure Investigation. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1991.