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John Bertone

Adjunct Faculty

M.Div. McMaster University, Th.M. Princeton Theological Seminary, Ph.D. University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto

B.A. Southeastern University



Dr. John A. Bertone taught Biblical Studies at various Universities and Seminaries in both Canada (Concordia University [Montreal], Redeemer University College, Tyndale Seminary, Thorneloe University) and the United States (Houghton College, University of Valley Forge). He is currently Adjunct Professor at Niagara University, teaching Bible and Film, which explores the creative manner in which the medium of film uses the Bible. He teaches the on-line course, Who is Jesus through Wycliffe College and has previously taught The Epistle of Romans, From Gospel to Gospels, and The Gospel of John. Dr. Bertone has recently published a book entitled, Finding God in Scripture (Wipf and Stock), written for a general readership. This book explores the complexities associated with interpreting the various types of literature represented in the Bible. In the end, the main aim of the book is to demonstrate that the Bible contains timeless truths that can transform your life. Dr. Bertone’s first book, The Law of the Spirit: Experience of the Spirit and Displacement of the Law in Romans 8:1-16 (Peter Lang) was a revision of his doctoral dissertation, which examines Paul’s understanding of the relationship between the Law and the Spirit.  


Areas of Expertise

  • Pauline Epistles, especially Romans
  • The Synoptic Gospels
  • Theological Interpretation of the Bible
  • Bible and Film
  • Bible and Popular Music


Select Publications

  • Finding God in Scripture (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016)
  • The Law of the Spirit: Experience of the Spirit and Displacement of the Law in Romans 8:1-16 (New York: Peter Lang, 2004)
  • “Seven Dispensations or a Two-Age View of History: A Pauline Perspective”in Perspectives in Pentecostal Eschatologies: World Without End, Edited by Peter Althouse and Robby Waddell (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications [Wipf and Stock], 2010); 61-94.
  • “The Experience of Glossolalia and the Spirit’s Empathy: Rom. 8:26 Revisited,” Pneuma, 25 (2003), 54-65.
  • “The Function of the Spirit in the Dialectic Between God’s Soteriological Plan Enacted but Not Yet Culminated: Rom. 8:1-27,” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 15 (Oct, 1999), 75-97.