Garrett Galvin, OFM graduated from the University of California, Irvine and joined the Franciscan Friars in 1992. He began teaching full time at the Franciscan School of Theology in 2009, which moved to Oceanside and affiliated with the University of San Diego in 2013. He published his first book, Egypt as a Place of Refuge (Mohr Siebeck) in 2011 and David’s Successors: Kingship in the Old Testament will be coming out in 2016. He regularly helps at a prison and gives retreats and days of recollection.
Genesis 1-11: Creation and Sin
An exegesis course introducing students to the heavily structured content of Genesis 1-11 in the stories of creation, sin and redemption, with exploration of the tension between science and religion.
Introduction to the Old Testament
An integrated overview of the Old Testament, its main theological traditions and the historical contexts in which they grew.
Introduction to The New Testament
An Introduction to the New Testament writings in their historical, cultural, social and religious contexts, with reflection on reading and use of scripture today.
Egypt as a Place of Refuge. FAT II. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011. (reviews appeared in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and Journal of Hebrew Studies.)
David’s Successors: Kingship in the Old Testament. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016.
“Priests and Prophets” in The Bible Today 50 (2012): 273-78.
Commentary for 1 Samuel, Paulist Biblical Commentary, (ed. Richard Clifford) (forthcoming – under contract) [18,000 words]