Patricia G. Kirkpatrick, B.A., M.Th., D.Phil., D.D.
Born in Montreal, Patricia trained for the ordained ministry in what is now the Montreal School of Theology. Her academic training began at McGill University, B.A. ( Hons. Rel. Studies), and continued at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Grad courses Jewish Historiography); The University of London, M.Th., (Thesis: The Passover in Early Jewish and Christian Writings 70 CE – 200 CE); Oxford University, D.Phil. (Thesis: Oral Composition and Transmission of the Patriarchal Narratives).
She has published in the area of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Historiography primarily with regards to literary genre and Folklore Studies. In 1984, she returned to Montreal and has been teaching at McGill University in the Faculty (now School) of Religious Studies ever since.
She was ordained in 1985 in the Anglican Church of Canada and served at St. James the Apostle Church, first as deacon assistant in 1985 and then Priest Assistant. After being appointed to a full-time tenure track position at McGill University, she remained as the congregation’s self named Honorary Assistant until Dec 2015 when that congregation was dispersed. Prof. Kirkpatrick has served on the Bishop’s Theological Commission for the Diocese of Montreal and has served on the Canadian Anglican Doctrine and Worship committee. She has served as a member of the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission, which produced the Virginia Report and is presently the chair of the Anglican Church’s Advisory Council of the Canadian Companions of Jerusalem.
She has a passion for scuba diving and every chance she has she can be found at the bottom of the sea communing with another part of God’s creation, and yes, is still ‘looking for Nemo’.