Dr. Michael J. Gorman holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, where he has taught since 1991.From 1994 to 2012 he was the Dean of St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute of Theology. He has also taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, Wesley Theological Seminary, Duke Divinity School, and Our Lady of Hope Catholic Seminary in Cameroon, West Africa. Dr. Gorman also teaches in the deacon formation program of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the course of study for local pastors in the United Methodist Church.
Dr. Gorman earned his M.Div. and his Ph.D. in New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of ten books and many articles on biblical interpretation and on ethics. Among his books are The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not So) New Model of the Atonement (2014); Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness--Following the Lamb into the New Creation (2011); Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul's Narrative Soteriology (2009); Reading Paul (2008); Scripture: An Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible and its Interpretation (editor; 2005); Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters (2004); Cruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross (2001); Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers (2001; rev. ed 2009); and Abortion and the Early Church (1982). His book Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission will appear in 2015, and he is working on a commentary on 2 Corinthians.