Charles Bobertz


Professor of Theology

B.A., Saint John's University, 1980
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 1983
M.A., Yale University, 1988
M.Phil., Yale University, 1988
Ph.D., Yale University, 1988

Office: Luke Hall 206
Phone Number: 320-363-3220
Email: [email protected]

Areas of Teaching and Research
  • New Testament and Early Christianity
  • My research and teaching focuses on two main areas: 1) how early Christian sacramental practices, mainly Baptism and Eucharist, influenced the oral and written traditions that became part of the New Testament and 2) how the study of Scripture and the early Church Fathers helps us to understand better the intimate connection between theological study and pastoral practice.  As a scholar and deacon I am actively engaged in the research world of the academy and the active pastoral ministry of the Church.


Full List of Publications Here

  • Bobertz, Charles A. “From Mark to Mark to Mark: Continuity and Discontinuity in the Narrative History of Mark’s Gospel, in Envisioning God in the Humanities: Essays on Christianity, Judaism, and Ancient Religion in Honor of Melissa Harl Sellew, Ed. Courtney J. P. Friesen (Polebridge Press, forthcoming 2018) 3-15.
  • Bobertz, Charles A. “Almsgiving as Patronage: The Role of Patroness in Third Century North African Christianity,” Studia Patristica 75 (2017) 75-84.
  • Bobertz, Charles A. and David Brakke, eds. Reading in Christian Communities: Essays on Interpretation in the Early Church (University of Notre Dame Press, 2002).
  • Bobertz,Charles A. The Gospel of Mark: A Liturgical Reading (Grand Rapids: Baker Acedemic Press, 2016).
  • “The Liturgical Purpose of Mark’s Gospel,” Catholic Biblical Association Annual Meeting, August 2013.
  • “Re-thinking the Narrative History of Mark’s Gospel,” Catholic Biblical Association Annual Meeting August 2015.
  • “Readings of the Narrative of Mark: Evangelical, Conservative Catholic, and Liturgical.” Lawler Lecture, Creighton University, March 2018.
  • "The Search for Jesus,” Theology Day Presentation, Green Valley and Phoenix Arizona, February 2018.
  • "The Liturgical Reading of Scripture,” Crosier Community of Phoenix Annual Retreat, 2018.
  • Workshop on the Deacon as Preacher, Diocese of Sioux Falls, January 2017.
  • “The Liturgical Reading of Scripture,” Crosier Community of Phoenix Annual Retreat, 2018.
  • Review of Roger Pearce, ed., Eusebius of Caesarea: Gospel Problems and Solutions (Review of Biblical Literature (9/7/2012).
  • Review of Robert C. Hill, Reading the Old Testament in AntiochCatholic Biblical Quarterly 72 (2010) 112-113.
  • Review of Biblical Literature (2/3/2010).