Rev. John Kohler

Sacred Scripture

Title: Formation Team Member, St. Joseph Seminary

Office: St. Joseph Seminary
Phone: 780.392.2445 ext. 2312


S.T.L., Biblical Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy (2015)
M.Div., Newman Theological College (2010)
B.A., Philosophy, University of Toronto (2004)


The Gospel of John and its relation to the Old Testament; Letters of St. Paul and Rhetorical Analysis; The Book of Psalms

Academic Interests

In the study of Sacred Scripture I am interested in the question of hermeneutics, including the question of truth in Scripture, and the proposals for exegesis of Pope Benedict XVI. I hope to engage in further research in this area. For the work of my thesis I studied the cleansing of the Temple in the Gospel of John. I discovered in this research the importance of Semitic rhetoric, Rhetorical Analysis and the relation between the Old Testament and the New Testament.

Courses Taught

SCR 131 Psalms and Wisdom Literature
SCR 155 Pauline Literature
BST 423 Pauline Literature
BST 532 Psalms and Wisdom Literature 
LNG 491A/B Introduction to Biblical Greek

Publications and Presentations


Kohler, John. Remembrance and Belief: An Exegetical and Theological Study of “Remembrance” in John 2:13-22. (Rome: Gregorian Pontifical University, 2015)


The Psalms: A School of Prayer for Lent (Staff Retreat Day: Archdiocese of Edmonton, 2018);
Workshop on Mary in the Bible (Diocese of Calgary, 2017);
Diocese of Calgary Study Days: Psalms (28-30 September 2015)


Catholic Biblical Association
Canadian Society of Biblical Studies