George R. Boudreau, OP, PhD

George R. Boudreau, OP, PhD

Visiting Associate Professor of Theology, Hebrew Scriptures
College Of Arts And Sciences


George Boudreau, Ph.D., M.Div., M.A., B.Ed., B.A, an ordained priest of the Southern Dominican Province, USA, became in August 2017 a Visiting Associate Professor of Hebrew Scriptures in Barry University's College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology and Philosophy.

Theological Credentials

  • 1991 Ph.D., Hebrew Scriptures, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Dissertation: "The Ba'al of Peor: A Traditio-Historical Study."
  • 1981 M.Div., Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, MO.
  • 1980 M.A. Biblical Studies, Aquinas Institute, Dubuque, IA. Thesis: "Truth in The Gospel of John."

Past Teaching Appointments

  • 1997-2017 Assistant Professor, Hebrew Scriptures, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO.
  • 1995-1997 Assistant Professor of Theology, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.
  • 1992-1995 Assistant Professor of Theology, Providence College, Providence, RI.
  • 1989-1992 Professor of Sacred Scripture, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA.
  • 1983-1985 Instructor in Theology, Scripture and Mathematics, Adult and Continuing Education, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.

Academic And Teaching Interests And Specializations

  • Torah, Prophets, Wisdom Literature, and Psalms
  • Reader-Response Interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Exegesis of the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Historical Background of the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Syro-Palestinian Archaeology
  • New Testament Exegesis: Synoptics and John
  • Biblical Hermeneutics: Traditional and Contemporary
  • Semitic Languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, Akkadian

Life-Long Areas of Research

  • Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Paul Ricoeur and Hans Georg Gadamer: Toward the Science and Art of Textual Interpretation.
  • Taking Jacques Derrida and the Deconstructionists Seriously in Post-Modernist Biblical Hermeneutics.
  • Biblical Authorship and Ancient Middle Eastern Everyday Life: Who Really Authored the Bible?
  • The Formation of the Pentateuch, Prophets, Wisdom literature, and the Four Gospels.
  • Areas of Hermeneutics, Biblical History and Archaeology, and Teaching Methodology.

Scripture Courses Taught

  • Bible Interpretation (Graduate)
  • Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures (Graduate)
  • Torah/Pentateuch (Graduate)
  • Prophets (Graduate)
  • Wisdom Literature (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Psalms (Graduate)
  • Synoptics and John (Graduate)


  • "Bible Interpretation Speaks Mission Integration at Every Turn." Health Progress (March - April 2016): 50 - 53.
  • "Divine Touch." Signatures. Edited by Thomas Barbarak, Aquinas Institute of Theology (Fall/Winter 2009): 2-5.
  • "Hosea and the Pentateuchal Traditions: The Case of the Baal of Peor." In History and Interpretation: Essays In Honour of John H. Hayes. eds. M. Patrick Graham et al., 121 - 32. JSOT sup 173, 1993.


  • "The Flexibility of Biblical Interpretation: Condemnation of Miriam (Numbers 12:1-16) and Turn the Other Cheek (Luke 6:26-29a)." Presentation/ Discussion for St. Cronan's Church "Brewing Faith" Program, at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, St. Louis (February 2, 2016).
  • "Historical, Source, Narrative, Literary and Reader-Response Criticisms of Exodus 14:21-29: The Crossing of the Sea." Presentation/Workshop/Discussion for Missouri Episcopal School of Ministry, at Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves (September 26, 2015).
  • "From Exodus to Second Isaiah to Ezekiel to Baruch to the Psalms: a Traditio-historical Analysis of `Prepare the Way of the Lord' (Isaiah 40:3)." Presentation - Workshop - Discussion for Missouri Episcopal School of Ministry, at Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves (December 6, 2014).
  • "Was the Exodus out of Egypt in the Thirteenth Century BCE, or Babylonia Seven Centuries Later?" Episcopal School for Ministry of the Diocese of Missouri, at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis (December 7, 2013).
  • "The Crossing of the Sea' (Exodus 14:21-29): Historical, Source, Narrative, Literary, and Reader-Response Criticisms." Missouri Episcopal School of Ministry, at Eden Theological Seminary (September 9, 2012).
  • "Biblical Liberation and the Prophets: Reading Amos in Front of the Text." Episcopal School for Ministry of the Diocese of Missouri (October, 2008).
  • "Biblical Liberation and the Torah / Pentateuch." Episcopal School for Ministry of the Diocese of Missouri (December, 2006).
  • "Postmodernism." Aquinas Institute Faculty Presentation followed by Discussion (October 10, 2005).
  • Biblical Liberation and Wisdom Literature." Deacons of the Episcopal School for Ministry of the Diocese of Missouri (November, 2003, 2004, 2005).
  • "Celebrating Jubilee." Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves, MO (October, 2000).
  • "The Jubilee Year and Old Testament Sabbath." Jubilee Conference at Dominican High School, New Orleans, LA (April, 2000).
  • "Some Tricky Old Testament Issues." St. Alphonsus Rock Church, St. Louis, MO (November, 1999).

Current Research For Further Publication

  • The Bible as One Dominant Genre: Mythological History.
  • Orality and Memory in Ancient Hebrew and New Testament Cultures: Is the Bible a History Book?
  • Understanding Biblical Interpretation through Communication Theory.
  • The Bible and present-day Moral Decision-making.
  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature.