Dr. Brant Pitre is Professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized in study of the New Testament and ancient Judaism, graduating with highest honors. He is the author of several articles and the book, Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile, which focuses on the eschatology of Jesus as the key to the origin of the doctrine of the atonement (Baker Academic, 2005) and another book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (Doubleday, 2011). He is also working on another book, Jesus and the Last Supper: Judaism and the Origin of the Eucharist, a project which was funded by a grant from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, founded by Dr. Scott Hahn. Dr. Pitre is an extremely enthusiastic and engaging speaker who speaks regularly across the United States. He has produced dozens of Bible studies on both CD and DVD, in which he explores the Biblical basis of Catholic faith and theology. He currently lives outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with his wife Elizabeth, and their five young children.