Senior Scholar in Residence
Justin Taylor was born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1943, professed in the Society of Mary (Marists) in 1963 and a ordained priest in 1966. He studied history at the University of Cambridge in England, where he graduated Ph.D. in 1972. After teaching for several years in the Marist seminary in New Zealand, he went to Jerusalem to study at the École biblique et archéologique française. From 1988 to 2011, he taught at the École biblique in the fields of New Testament and Christian origins and was Vice-Director from 2007 to 2010. He is now Emeritus Professor of New Testament. From 2006 to 2011 he was co-chair of a research seminar in New Testament at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2006 he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity of the University of Cambridge. In 2011 he received the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology (honoris causa) from the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum), Rome. He is the author of several books and numerous articles. He has recently completed a biography of the Marist Founder, Venerable Jean-Claude Colin, and is preparing it for publication.