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Adele Reinhartz FRSC is a Canadian academic and a specialist in the history and literature of Christianity and Judaism in the Greco-Roman period, the Gospel of John, early Jewish-Christian relations, literary criticism including feminist literary criticism, feminist exegesis, and the impact of the Bible on popular cinema and television.[1]



In 1975 Reinhartz received her BA degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto, in 1977 her MA degree, and in 1983[2] her PhD degree in religious studies from McMaster University.[3]


Reinhartz joined the McMaster faculty in 1987.[citation needed] She was dean of graduate studies and research at Wilfrid Laurier University[4] before being appointed associate vice-president, research at University of Ottawa in 2005.[1]

In 1997-1998 she was the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies president, and in 2005 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.[1]

Reinhartz is the editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature.[5]


  • 1992 The Word in the world: the cosmological tale in the fourth gospel (ISBN 1-55540-799-4)[6]
  • 1998 Why ask my name?: Anonymity and identity in biblical narrative (ISBN 0-19-509970-2)[1][7]
  • 2001 Befriending the beloved disciple: a Jewish reading of the gospel of John (ISBN 0-8264-1446-X),[7] winner the 2003 F. W. Beare Award for Outstanding Book in Christian Origins, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies[1]
  • 2002 Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust.[7] Editor with Paula Fredriksen. (ISBN 978-0-664-22328-1)[8]
  • 2003 Scripture on the silver screen (ISBN 0-664-22359-1), a study of contemporary films that make use of the Bible,[1][7]
  • 2007 Jesus of Hollywood (ISBN 0-19-514696-4), about films featuring Jesus[7]
  • 2011 Caiaphas the High Priest (Studies on Personalities of the New Testament)


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Associate Vice-President, Research". University of Ottawa. 2007-01-15. Archived from the original on 2007-09-09. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
  2. ^ "JOHN 20. 30-31 AND THE PURPOSE OF THE FOURTH GOSPEL". McMaster University. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  3. ^ "McMaster University - Department of religious studies". McMaster University. Archived from the original on 14 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  4. ^ Frost, Tony (19 May 2005). "Headlines (Campus Updates)". Wilfrid Laurier University. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Journal of Biblical Literature". Society of Biblical Literature. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Society of biblical literature monograph series". Society of Biblical Literature. 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Adele Reinhartz's profile". 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-05-27. Retrieved 2007-05-27.
  8. ^ "Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust". Retrieved 2007-10-17.

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