Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Shane Gormley

Shane Gormley




PhD Candidate, completing the dissertation (Summer 2020);

Dissertation Title: “From Students to Martyrs: 1 Peter, Discipleship, and Early Christian Identity”


Edmondo Lupieri


General Epistles (esp. 1 Peter); Canonical Gospels (esp. Mark, John); Social-Scientific Criticism of the New Testament; Sociology of Early Christianity; Reception History; Pedagogy and Biblical/Theological Studies; Historical Theology (esp. Augustine of Hippo, religious thought in the Enlightenment)


Book Reviews:

Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity, by Klyne R. Snodgrass. Reviews in Religion & Theology 26 no. 2 (April 2019): forthcoming.

Letters from the Pillar Apostles: The Formation of the Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Collection, by Darian R. Lockett. Reviews in Religion & Theology 26 no. 1 (January 2019): 108-11.

Ecclesiology and the Scriptural Narrative of 1 Peter, by Patrick T. Egan. Reviews in Religion & Theology 25 no. 3 (July 2018): 467-70.

Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus, by Craig C. Hill. Reviews in Religion & Theology 25 no. 2 (April 2018): 299-302.

Reading Jesus’s Bible: How the New Testament Helps Us Understand the Old Testament, by John Goldingay. Anglican Theological Review 100 no. 3 (Summer 2018): 640-43.

1 Peter: Reading Against the Grain: An Introduction and Study Guide, by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Reviews in Religion & Theology 25 no. 1 (January 2018): 64-67.


“Following in Christ’s Steps: Discipleship as Social Identity in 1 Peter.” Letters of James, Peter, and Jude Group, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. November, 2019.

“Matthew’s Coordinating Group: Matthew 4:17 and 16:21 Revisited in Light of the Matthean Genealogy.” Matthew Group, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. November 19, 2018.

“From Students to Martyrs: First Steps.” Theology Department New Testament Colloquium. Loyola University Chicago. September 27, 2018.

“Teaching to Read with Primary Sources: Boethius, Augustine, and College-Level Reading.” Pedagogy and Praxis Colloquium. Loyola University Chicago. December 4, 2016.

“The Necessity of Appropriate Fear: The Two-Fold Function of Q 12:4-5.” Q Group, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. November 21, 2015.

“Approaching ‘Glory’: Methods in the Gospel of John.” Graduate Student Advisory Council Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. Loyola University Chicago. April 18, 2015.


Th.M., New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary (2013)

M.Div., Nashotah House Theological Seminary (2012)

B.A., Religion & Philosophy, Roberts Wesleyan College (2009)


Introduction to the New Testament 1: Jesus and the Gospels (Hybrid Online/F2F Course, Nashotah House Theological Seminary)

Introduction to the New Testament 2: From Acts to Revelation (Online, Nashotah House Theological Seminary)

Christianity through Time (Historical Theology) (Loyola University Chicago)

Introduction to Christian Theology (Loyola University Chicago)


Catholic Bibilical Association (from 2020)

Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars (from 2018)

Chicago Society of Biblical Research (from 2015)

Society of Biblical Literature (from 2008)


Graduate Schmitt Fellow, Loyola University Chicago (2019-2020)

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Loyola University Chicago (2018-2019)

Priest in Charge, Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church (from 2016)

Priest of the Episcopal Church (ordained 2012)