Dr. John Barnet

Associate Professor of New Testament

John Barnet is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the seminary, where he also teaches courses in New Testament and biblical Greek. He completed his doctoral studies at Duke University under the direction of Professor Dan O. Via.

Education: 
  • A.B. in Economics, Duke University, 1975
  • A.M. in Russian Literature, University of Michigan, 1983
  • M.Div., St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, 1989
  • Ph.D. in Religion, Duke University, 2001
Publications: 
Presentations: 
  • "Through the Cross, Joy," CrossRoad, Hellenic College, Brookline, MA, June 21-24, 2011
  • "The Role of Peter in the New Testament," North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, Washington, D.C., October 27, 2006
  • "Death in the New Testament," St. Vladimir's Adult Education Institute, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, New Haven, CT, Sep 25, 2006; and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Bridgeport, CT, October 3, 2006
  • "The Beatitudes," Holy Trinity Church, Stroudsburg, PA, April 14, 2005
  • "Why was Jesus Crucified?" Symposium on the Passion of Christ, St Vladimir's Seminary, Crestwood, NY, April 4, 2005
  • "Fear, Forgiveness, Calling: Three Lectures on Christian Witness," St. James the Less Episcopal Church, Scarsdale, NY, February 16, March 2, March 9, 2005
  • "Scriptural Foundations of Marriage: The New Testament Readings," St. Vladimir's Adult Education Institute, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, New Haven, CT, October 4, 2004
  • "Preaching Luke," Lectures to Clergy and Teenagers, St Gregory of Datev Institute, Elverson, PA, June 29-30, 2004
  • "Seek first his kingdom: An Invitation to Christian Vocation," Faculty-Administrators Seminar on Vocation, Hellenic College, Brookline, MA, January 13, 2004
  • "Fear Not: Christian Witness in the New Testament," Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, New York, February 19, 2003
  • "Creationism and Evolution," St. Vladimir's Seminary Christmas Retreat, Crestwood, NY, December 28, 2001
  • Lectures on "Kingship in the Old Testament," Saskatoon Institute on Orthodox Theology, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 21-25, 2001
  • "How to Read God's Word," St. Vladimir's Adult Education Institute, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, New Haven, CT, September 21, 1998
  • Lectures on "New Testament Foundations," Saskatoon Institute on Orthodox Theology, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 18-22, 1998
  • "Forgiveness," Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, New York, February 7, 1996
  • "Life as Communion According to the Scriptures," St. Vladimir's Adult Education Institute, St Basil's Church, Watervliet, NY, September 19, 1995
Teaching Experience: 
  • Associate Professor of New Testament, St. Vladimir's Seminary (2004-present)
  • Assistant Professor of New Testament, St. Vladimir's Seminary (2001 - 2004)
  • Instructor in Biblical Studies, St. Vladimir's Seminary (1997-2001)
  • Lecturer in New Testament Greek, St. Vladimir's Seminary (1994-97)
  • Teaching Assistant in Dogmatic Theology, St. Vladimir's Seminary (1994-97)
  • Teaching Assistant in Russian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1982-83

Church & Professional Activities: 
  • Board Member, Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies
  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature
  • Member, Orthodox Theological Society of America
  • Member, North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation (2005-2007)
Other Work Experience: 
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Registrar, St. Vladimir's Seminary (2007-present)
  • Director, Good Pastor Project, St. Vladimir's Seminary (2004-2007)
  • Assistant to the Dean for Technology and Special Projects, St. Vladimir's Seminary (2002-05)
  • Director, ATS Self-Study, St. Vladimir's Seminary (2002-04)
  • Director of Computer Operations, St. Vladimir's Seminary (1997-2002)
  • Resident Advisor & Area Coordinator, Office of Residential Life, Duke University (1989-91, 1992-94)
  • Assistant to the Editor, St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly (1987-89)
  • Resident Director, Vandenberg Co-op, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1980-83)