Harry O. Maier

Dr. Harry O. Maier

Address6000 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC

Professor of New Testament Studies and Faculty member at Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver School of Theology

D.Phil., Oxford University,
M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon,
Year of independent study in Latin, Musicology and Art History, University of Alberta, 1981

Dr. Harry Maier received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University.

He has served two parishes of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada in Victoria and Delta, British Columbia. From 1991-93, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Vancouver School of Theology and the University of British Columbia. In 1993, he became Interim Director of Church and Ministry Programs at VST and taught as a Sessional Lecturer in New Testament and Church History.

He is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He publishes in a variety of areas, including the representation of violence in Antiquity, ancient and contemporary apocalyptic theology, the Roman imperial iconography and New Testament christologies, the social meaning of clothing in Antiquity, Second Century Christianity – especially Ignatius of Antioch, and heresy and Christian diversity in the 4th and 5th centuries. He is presently working on a book on Roman imperial iconography as a companion to the theology and letters of Paul. He plans to be on sabbatical for 6 months beginning January 2009, when he will be a guest lecturer and research professor at the University of Exeter to investigate American Fundamentalist apocalyptic theology and its representations of ecology and the environmentalist movement.

Areas of Interest

Professor of New Testament Studies

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