Erich Engler, PhD

Adjunct Faculty  

Biblical Studies

Teaching Philosophy


Erich was raised on a farm in rural Alberta, the son of a bi-vocational pastor. He also lived in Germany and Scotland as a child when his parents served there in full time Christian ministry. When he graduated from high school he planned to pursue a medical degree but decided to attend Briercrest for "one year" prior to going to university to study science and medicine. Four years later (!) he graduated from Briercrest with a degree in Theology. After Briercrest he attended Trinity Western Seminary and Ontario Theological Seminary before completing a masters degree in Bible at Trinity Western University and a doctoral degree in Biblical Studies/Early Judaism at McMaster University. His doctoral dissertation was an examination of reward and punishment in Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, an early Jewish selective rewriting of the Old Testament from the creation of the world until the death of King Saul. Erich and his wife Ruth (also a former MK and Briercrest graduate) live in SW Ontario with their three children and are active members of their church. He has taught a broad range of Biblical Studies courses at the undergraduate and/or seminary levels since 2002. In his spare time Erich loves cycling, gardening, and reading.


PhD in Religious Studies, McMaster University
MA in Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University
BA in Theology, Briercrest Bible College
My studies at Briercrest have convinced me of the necessity of joining the work of the academy to the life of the Church.
Stephanie Chase