John L. McLaughlin earned a BA (Philosophy Honours and English Major) from St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, and an MA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, followed by an MDiv and PhD from the University of St. Michael’s College. He taught at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia from 1995-2002, and has been at the University of St. Michael’s College since then, where he has served as Director of Graduate Programs and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Theology; he became an Associate Member of the NMC Graduate Faculty in 2005. He is a past President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (2015-2016) and currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. His research interests include Ugarit; Israelite Origins; Ancient Israelite Religion; Pre-exilic Prophets; Wisdom Literature; Psalms; Hebrew Poetry; and Apocalyptic. He is often willing to talk about other things as well.
What Are They Saying About Ancient Israelite Religion? Mahweh, NJ: Paulist Press, 2016.
The Ancient Near East: An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2012.
“Is Amos (Still) Among the Wise?” Journal of Biblical Literature 133 (2014): 281–303.
“Religion of Ancient Israel.” In Anselm Companion to the Bible, edited by Corrine L. Carvalho, pp. 152-67. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2014.