Bradley Jersak, PhD
PRINCIPAL of ST. STEPHEN'S UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR of THE SSU SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY & CULTURE
PROFESSOR of THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, University of Nottingham (2014)
PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, Bangor University, Wales (2013)
M.Div., Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University/ACTS (1995)
MA, Biblical Studies, Briercrest Seminary (1988)
BRE, Biblical Studies, Briercrest Bible College (1986)
Rev. Dr. Brad Jersak (Reader Irenaeus) is the Principal of St. Stephen's University, Director of the School of Theology & Culture, and Professor of Religious Studies. He holds a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from Bangor University (Wales) and is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, Canada. He has taught New Testament and Patristics as a core faculty member at Westminster Theological Centre in the UK and is currently on faculty at St. Stephen's University in New Brunswick as the Dean of Theology & Culture. After serving as pastor and church-planter for twenty years, he now travels for Fresh Wind Christian Fellowship and serves as reader at All-Saints Orthodox Monastery (Dewdney, BC).
Brad’s focus today is on writing accessible theology, facilitating 'listening prayer' seminars, and teaching college courses. His research, teaching, and writing emphases include the gospels, cruciform theology, contemplative spirituality applied to prophetic justice, and a theology of hope (Her Gates Will Never Be Shut). He is the author or co-author of thirteen books on atonement theology, eschatology, cruciform theology, Simone Weil, and George Grant and is currently the senior editor of CWR Press and St. Macrina Press. His most recent books are A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel, A More Christlike Way: A More Beautiful Faith, and IN: Incarnation & Inclusion, Abba & Lamb.