Graduate Theological Union

Jean-François Racine

Jean-François RacineJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Associate Professor of New Testament
Core Doctoral Faculty Member


At GTU since 2002

Ph.D. University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, 2000
M.A. Université Laval, Québec, 1989
B.Th. Université Laval, Québec, 1984

Phone: 510/549-5030

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Narrative Criticism Study of the Gospels
  • New Testament Textual Criticism
  • Biblical Hermeneutics

Selected Publications

  • The Text of Matthew in the Writings of Basil of Caesarea, Society of Biblical Literature/Brill Academic Publishers, 2004.
  • “The Potential of the Category of Sublime for Reading the Episodes of the Stilling of the Storm (Luke 8:22–25) and of the Transfiguration (Luke 9:28–36)” in Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics (Co-edited with Richard J. Bautch) Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.
  • Co-authored with Thomas C. Geer, Jr. “Analyzing and Categorizing New Testament Greek Manuscripts” in The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the status quaestionis (Edited by Bart D. Ehrman, Michael W. Holmes, Brill, 2012.
  • "Une seconde dose d'Esprit Saint. Contribution d'Ac 4, 23-31 à l'intrigue des Actes des Apôtres," in L'Esprit du Ressuscité?. Perspectives lucanienne et néotestamentaire. Mélanges en honneur à Odette Mainville, Médiaspaul, 2011.
  • "The Text of Matthew in the Freer Gospels: A Quantitative and Qualitative Appraisal," in The Freer Biblical Manuscripts: Fresh Studies of the Greek Biblical Manuscripts Housed in the Freer Gallery, Society of Biblical Literature/Brill Academic Publishers, 2006.