Ben F. Meyer

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Ben Meyer (1927–1995) studied with the Jesuits, his studies taking him to California, Strasbourg, Göttingen, and Rome, where he received his doctorate from the Universita Gregoriana in 1965. He taught briefly at Alma College and at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley before joining the faculty at McMaster University in 1969, where he taught in the Department of Religious Studies until 1992. Meyer's areas of specialization included the historical Jesus, the early expansion of the Christian movement, and the hermeneutics of Bernard Lonergan. He authored several important monographs over his 30-year career.


  • The Aims of Jesus, Princeton Theological Monograph Series, Pickwick Publications (2002). ISBN 978-1-55635-041-2
  • The Early Christians, Glazier (Michael) Inc. (1991). ISBN 978-0-89453-542-0
  • Critical Realism and the New Testament, Princeton Theological Monograph Series, Pickwick Publications (1989). ISBN 978-0-915138-97-5
  • Christus Faber, Princeton Theological Monograph Series, Pickwick Publications (1992). ISBN 978-1-55635-014-6
  • Reality and Illusion in New Testament Scholarship, Collegeville: Glazier/Liturgical (1994). ISBN 978-0-8146-5771-3
  • Five Speeches that Changed the World, Liturgical Press (2006) . ISBN 978-0-8146-2282-7

co-authored with Otto Knoch:

  • One Loaf, One Cup: Ecumenical Studies of 1 Cor 11 and Other Eucharistic Texts, Mercer University Press (1993). ISBN 978-0-86554-398-0