is a Canadian
academic and a specialist in the history and literature of Christianity
in the Greco-Roman
period, the Gospel of John
, early Jewish-Christian relations, literary criticism
including feminist literary criticism
, and the impact of the Bible on popular cinema and television.
In 1975 Reinhartz received her B.A. in religious studies from the University of Toronto
, in 1977 her M.A., and in 1983 her Ph.D. in religious studies from McMaster University
Reinhartz joined the McMaster faculty in 1987
. She was dean of graduate studies and research at Wilfrid Laurier University
before being appointed associate vice-president, research at University of Ottawa
in 2005. Since 2007, Reinhartz has been developing an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science program for the University of Ottawa, in addition to teaching and conducting research in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa.
In 1997-1998 she was the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies president, and in 2005 she was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
- 1992 The Word in the world: the cosmological tale in the fourth gospel (ISBN 1-55540-799-4)
- 1998 Why ask my name?: Anonymity and identity in biblical narrative (ISBN 0-19-509970-2)
- 2001 Befriending the beloved disciple: a Jewish reading of the gospel of John (ISBN 0-8264-1446-X), winner the 2003 F. W. Beare Award for Outstanding Book in Christian Origins, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
- 2002 Jesus, Judaism, and Christian Anti-Judaism: Reading the New Testament After the Holocaust. Editor with Paula Fredriksen. (ISBN 978-0664223281)
- 2003 Scripture on the silver screen (ISBN 0-664-22359-1), a study of contemporary films that make use of the Bible,
- 2007 Jesus of Hollywood (ISBN 0-19-514696-4), about films featuring Jesus