Fr. Booth joined the Stonehill community in fall 2021 as a Faculty Fellow with the College’s Religious Studies department. He was later appointed Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in January 2022. He is an expert on topics like the New Testament, early Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism, among others. His research has been published in Revue Biblique, the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism and the Journal of Disability and Religion. 

Born in London, Fr. Booth was raised in the United Kingdom. He moved to the United States as an adult. He spent part of his career teaching math in California, including two years as an instructor at San Quentin State Prison. It was during this time that he answered the call to serve as a priest. He was ordained as a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross in 2014.  

Fr. Booth attended Oxford University, where he earned an undergraduate master's degree in mathematics. He then received a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a master of divinity degree from University of Notre Dame. He later attended Duke University, where he received a Ph.D. in religion.  


  • Undergraduate Master's Degree, Mathematics, Oxford University 
  • M.A., Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley 
  • M.Div., University of Notre Dame 
  • Ph.D., Religion, Duke University 

Courses Taught

  • Hearing Jesus’ Stories 
  • One Jesus, Many Portraits: Christology

Selected Awards & Publications

  • James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University (2016-2020) 
  • Schumacher Prize for Homiletics, Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame, Indiana (2013) 
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of California, Berkeley (2007) 
  • “The Pastor Among the Physicians: 1 Tim 2:15 and Salvation in the Context of Contested Health Claims.” Revue Biblique 128 (2021): 593–608. 
  • “‘A death Like His’: Saul’s Privation and Restoration of Sight as Prophetic Formation in Acts 9.” Journal of Disability and Religion 22 (2018): 42–62. 
  • “Long Live the king: The Fourth Gospel’s Responses to Greco-Roman Suspicions Concerning Monarchy.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 12 (2017): 189–212.