Name:  Peter Joseph Judge
Title: Interim Provost for Academic Affairs
Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Education:  Ph.D., Religious Studies, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
S.T.B./M.A., Theology/Religious Studies, Catholic University of Leuven
B.A., Philosophy/Theology, St. John Vianney Seminary, East Aurora, N.Y.
Office:  115 Tillman Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2220
Area(s):  Biblical Studies/New Testament, Early Christianity, Theology


College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty & Staff Profiles

Dr. Judge has worked at Winthrop since 1999 until he retired in 2021. He served as chair of the Philosophy & Religious Studies Department for 15 years, interim chair of the Mass Communication Department for a year, and as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for two years, 2011-2013. He taught biblical courses in the religious studies curriculum as well as courses having to do with early Christian thought and literature. Having lived and studied in Europe for many years, he encourages students to study or travel abroad and led several religious studies courses that included travel to France, Israel, Italy, and Greece. He actively promoted undergraduate research and had several students present their work at local, regional, and national conferences.

Professor Judge's research program centers on the study of the New Testament Gospels and their interrelations. He has published especially on the Gospel of John, and is a co-convener of the Continuing Seminar on the Gospel and Letters of John at the annual meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association. He is currently working on a book for a new series, What Does the Bible Say About...? His topic is what the Bible has to say about Suffering. He has also worked and published on a portion of the hypothetical Sayings Gospel Q for an international project.

Professionally, Dr. Judge is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. He is an assistant editor of The Journal of Eastern Christian Studies (Nijmegen-Leuven). In the community, he is a regular presenter for the Rock Hill Oratory Center for Spirituality and is a former board member for the Center. He chairs the steering committee for the annual Kennedy Lecture at St. Peter Catholic Church in Charlotte, where he and his wife, Christina, are members.

Peter and Christina are both natives of the Buffalo, New York, area and live in Rock Hill. They have two adult children, Jane and Patrick.