Professor of Sacred Scripture
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3505
Office Location: Room 11, Dunboyne House
Semester One: Thursdays, 10.00 – 11.00 am
Semester Two: Tuesdays, 2.15 – 3.15 pm
Priest of the Diocese of Kerry, ordained in 1982. Undergraduate studies in Maynooth (BSc and BD); graduate studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (SSL) and in Fribourg (DTheol). Chaplain, Millstreet Community School, Co. Cork (1986–89); Director of Scriptural Formation for the Diocese of Kerry (1992–1998). Lecturer in Sacred Scripture, 1998, appointed Professor 2006. Chair, Committee on Scripture Use, National Bible Society of Ireland (1996–present); President, IBA (2002–2005); Member of CBA (1996–present); Member, Irish Episcopal Committee for Theology (1999–present); Member, Consultative Committee for the Study of Near Eastern Religions, RIA (2005–2009); Convenor, Workgroup on Theology in Higher Education (2005–2009); Member, Program Committee CBA (2009–present); Representative the Irish Episcopal Conference for the Catholic Biblical Federation (2011–present).
- Identification and exploration of redactional features in the Gospel of Mark as keys to the Gospel's composition history and theology.
- Synoptic Problem
- Lectio Divina and Scripture in the Pastoral Life of the Church
- Narrative Pneumatology in the Synoptic Gospels
- "But Him They Did NOT See! (Luke 24:24)" Intercom 43 (April 2013): 25.
- "Rediscovering Our Catholicism: the Wood and the Trees." The Furrow 63 (Nov 2012): 555–60.
- "NOT Black Riding Hood: Lectio Divina and Biblical Discourse." Intercom 42 (Sept 2012): 12–13.
- "Mark's Gospel and Recovery for Battered Believers." Intercom 42 (February 2012): 18–19.
- "Martin McNamara: Biblical Scholar." Scripture in Church 165 (Jan-Mar 2012): 124–7.
- "The Word is Very Near to You’ (Deut 30:14): The Word that Makes Alive in Moses and Paul" in Brendan Leahy and Séamus O'Connell (eds), Having Life in his Name (Dublin: Veritas, 2011), 213–25.
- "Mind the Gap: Lectio Divina and Contemporary Approaches to Reading." Intercom 41 (Sept 2011): 27.
- "Walking Towards God: On Practicing Lectio Divina (3)." Intercom 39/4 (May 2009): 26–27.
- "Walking Towards God: On Practicing Lectio Divina (2)." Intercom 39/3 (April 2009): 28–29.
- "Walking Towards God: On Practicing Lectio Divina." Intercom 39/2 (March 2009): 26–27.
- "SBL 2008 Boston." Intercom 39/1 ( February 2009): 28.
- "Let the Reader Understand: Recent Writing on Mark." The Furrow 60 (2009): 111–119.
- "Lectio Divina: The Challenge in the Academic Setting" in Bernard Treacy, alii (eds), Reading Scripture for Living the Christian Life, [Doctrine and Life 59 (2009)], 32–46.
- "Identity, Collective Beliefs, and the Allocation of Resources." The Economic and Social Review 39 (2008): 39–54.
Co-author with Thomas D. Jeitschko (Michigan State University) and Rowena A. Pecchenino (NUIM).
- "The Menu is not the Meal: the Scriptures as Food for our Lives." The Furrow 59 (2008): 92–98.
- From Most Ancient Sources: The Nature and Text-Critical Use of the Greek Old Testament Text of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible.
Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 215 (Fribourg: Academic Press and Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2006).
- "How People are Nourished by their Faith in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland at Present" and "A Catholic View of How Spirituality May be Developed." Co-author with Myles Rearden CM in The Deepest Freshness Deep Down Things (Belfast: The Irish Inter-Church Meeting, 2005), 6–8 and 70–78.
- “Towards the First Gospel: Redactional Development in the Gospel of Mark”
Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 26 (2003): 66–91.
- Working Paper: “Having Life More Abundantly: Caring for the Body, Mind and Spirit”
Co-author with Thomas D. Jeitschko and Rowena A. Pecchenino, Department of Economics, Michigan State University, 2005.
- SC 333 Paul: Rabbi, Convert, Apostle and Pastor: Introducing the Writings, Theology and Spirituality of Paul the Apostle [Semester I]
- SC 237 Jesus and his God in the Gospel of Mark [Semester I]
- SC 135 Risen Lord in a Pagan Empire [Semester I]
- PS 408 Scripture in a Pastoral Setting [Semester II]
- EL 279 Lifting up the Lowly [Semester II]
- PG 444 Narrative Pneumatology of Mark [Semester II]
- PG 442 The Soul of Theology [Semester II]
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