Steven L. Bridge
Steven L. BridgeProfessor, Chair of Theology Department
PhD, Marquette University
MA, Marquette University
BA, Hope College

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Dr. Bridge teaches a variety of biblically based courses involving the Hebrew Scriptures, the Gospels, and the Letters of Paul. He oversees SJC’s international service trips to Haiti and Guatemala, and the MMGS’s Annual Gem & Mineral Show (every April), and recently wrote a book on the history of the SJC campus. In his spare time he enjoys running, geology, and campus history.


American Academy of Religion
Society of Biblical Literature
Catholic Biblical Association
Phi Beta Kappa (Scholastic)
Delta Epsilon Sigma (Service)
Psi Chi (Psychology)
Eta Sigma Phi (Classics)
Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society
Maine Historical Society


“Unearthed: Storied Artifacts & Remarkable Predecessors of the Saint Joseph’s College Campus” Saint Joseph’s College Press, Fall 2016

“Getting the Old Testament: What it Meant to Them; What it Means to Us” (Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson/Baker).

  •  “In the quest for the ultimate undergraduate textbook, Bridge’s Getting the Old Testament has got a significant place…. there is much to recommend this book.  The scope is ambitious and the format compelling: to give an introduction to the Hebrew Bible is no mean task.” —The Expository Times

“Getting the Gospels: Understanding the New Testament Accounts of Jesus’ Life” (Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson/Baker).

  • “With its short but packed chapters, accessible writing style and allusions to pop culture, this introduction to the four gospels contains enough meat for scholars, presented in a way that will be palatable for the general reader  With contagious enthusiasm and a fine attention to detail that never loses sight of the big picture, this little book is a gem of accessible biblical scholarship.” (Starred Review) —Publishers Weekly

“Where the Eagles are Gathered”:  The Deliverance of the Elect in Lukan Eschatology (JSNTSup 240;  Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press)

  • “All in all, Bridge’s work is an important contribution to Lukan eschatology and to the interpretation of the eagle logion (17:37).  The evidence he gives to support his views on the eagle logion are highly persuasive, especially in regard to his discussion about the use of the aetoi in antiquity (ch. 3).”—Review of Biblical Literature

“Sacred Geology: The Bedrocks of our Faith,” Limina: A Journal of Theology (Spring 2014) 25-29.


Faculty Professorship Award (2017)- he will receive $4,000 for each of three years to support his workforce training educational programs in the Haitian communities that host the College’s Service Trips.

Saint Joseph’s College Outstanding Educator of the Year Nominee (multiple times)

Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence, Maine Campus Compact (2015)

Saint Joseph College’s Instructional Innovation in Community-Based Learning Award (2014)

Saint Joseph College’s Faculty Fellowship Award (2010-2012)

Pedogogical Methods

Award-winning implementation of service-learning practicums throughout many courses.

Excursions/Trips with Students or for Academic Research

Haiti – International Service Trips since 2004
Guatemala – International Service Trips since 2006
Israel, the West Bank, Jordan – 2010 (research)
Turkey and Greece – 2011 (research)
Italy and Malta – 2012 (research)
“The Rome Experience” – 2015 (May course)