Saint Paul University
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Teaching Personnel

Bloomquist, Gregory   Bloomquist, Gregory
Full Professor
Program: Biblical Studies
Office : GIG 367
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 3027
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Research Activities:

Socio-Rhetorical Analysis; Theology of the New Testament; Classical and Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament; Greek


B.A. (Beloit),
M.A. (Toronto),
M.Rel. (Wycliffe College),
Th.D. (Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto)

Courses taught:

Pauline Literature
Johannine Literature
Rhetorical Analysis
Gospel of Mark
Gospel of Luke
Acts of the Apostles


Recent Publications

"The role of argumentation in the miracle stories of Luke-Acts: Toward a fuller identification of miracle discourse for use in sociorhetorical interpretation," Miracle Discourse in the New Testament , ed. Duane Watson (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2012), 85-124.

"Wisdom of Solomon", translation in the Common English Bible (2011)

“Rhetoric, culture, and ideology: Socio-rhetorical analysis in the reading of New Testament texts,” in Rhetorics in the New Millennium: Promise and Fulfillment , eds. J. Hester and J. David Hester (New York: T. & T. Clark, 2010), 115-146.

"Suffering and Joy: Subverted by Joy in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians," Interpretation 61.3 (2007) 270-282.