Contact Areas of Interest
Ann Jervis Wycliffe College
5 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 1H7
t: 416-946-3539
  • Paul’s ethics and understanding of time
  • Women in the Bible
  • The Gospels
  • Hermeneutical issues


BA (York), MDiv (Queen’s), ThD (Wycliffe/Toronto).

Ann Jervis has been teaching New Testament studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto since 1990. While she has written on various topics, Ann’s academic interests revolve around Paul and Paul’s world. She has published three books on Paul and several scholarly articles. She is currently writing a book for Baker Academics on Paul’s ethics. She has also written and taught in the area of gospel studies, hermeneutics and women in the early church, and has been an invited speaker at institutions and conferences in Europe, the United States and the Caribbean. She is a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton. Ann is an Anglican priest.

Primary Teaching

  • Paul
  • Greco-Roman Ethics
  • Synoptic Gospels

Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

“‘But I Want You to Know’:  Paul’s Midrashic Intertextual Response to the Corinthian Worshippers,”  Journal of Biblical Literature 112/2 (1993), 231-246.

“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.

“Paul the Poet in 1 Timothy: 1:11-17; 2:3b-7; and 3:14-16,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 61 (1999), 695-712.

“Suffering in the Reign of God: The Persecution of Disciples in Q,” Novum Testamentum 44  (2001), 3-20.

“’The Commandment which is for Life’ (Romans 7.10): Sin’s Use of the Obedience of Faith,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 27/2 (2004), 193-216.

Books and/or Chapters

The Purpose of Romans: A Comparative Letter Structure Investigation.  Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1991.

Galatians.  NIBC 9.  Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson, 1999.

At the Heart of the Gospel: Suffering in the Earliest Christian Message. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007.

“Peter in the Middle:  Gal. 2: 11-21.” In Text and Artifact.  Judaism and Christianity in the Ancient Mediterranean World,  45-69. Edited by  S.G. Wilson and M. Desjardins.  Waterloo, ON:  Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000.

“Freeing Exegesis.” In Character Ethics and the New Testament  87-106. Edited by R.L. Brawley. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.

“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, 95-109.  Ed. by C. D. Stanley.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2011.

“The Spirit Brings Christ’s Life to Life,” in Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Resources for Biblical Studies Series, 139-156.  Ed. by  J. L. Sumney. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.

“Time in Romans 5-8,” for The Unrelenting God.  Pp. 139-149. Ed. by D. Downs and Matt Skinner.  (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013).

Accomplishments and Awards

Elected Member of Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton

Elected Member of American Theological Society

$10,000 Lilly Grant for project entitled “Paul Reads Aristotle” (2008)