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Dr. Scott Hahn - Curriculum Vitae and Publications


Ph.D., Marquette University (1985-95) Systematic Theology Summa Cum Laude (Phi Beta Kappa). Dissertation on: Kinship by Covenant: A Biblical Theological Analysis of Covenant Types and Texts in the Old and New Testaments.

M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1979-82) Systematic Theology Summa Cum Laude

B.A., Grove City College (1975-79) Theology, Philosophy and Economics Magna Cum Laude

Professional Positions

1990-present: Professor of Theology and Scripture, Franciscan University of Steubenville

2005-present: The Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation, St. Vincent’s Seminary; Latrobe, Pennsylvania

2002-present: Founder and Executive Director, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology; Steubenville, Ohio

2001- 2003: Cardinal Laghi Chair of Catholic Theology, Pontifical College Josephinum (Seminary); Columbus, Ohio

2000: McGlunn Visiting Professor of Thomistic Studies, Notre Dame Graduate School of Theology, Christendom College; Front Royal, Virginia

2000-2004: Adjunct Faculty, Visiting Professor, St. Vincent's Seminary; Latrobe, Pennsylvania

2000: Adjunct Faculty, Visiting Professor, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross; Rome, Italy

1997: General Editor, Ignatius Study Bible ; Ignatius Press; San Francisco, California

1994: Founder and Director of the Institute of Applied Biblical Studies; Steubenville, Ohio

1987-1990: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of St. Francis; Joliet, Illinois

1986-1987: Guest Instructor in Theology, Marquette University; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1985-1987: Teaching Assistant (Theology Department), Marquette University

1983-1985: Assistant to President (Administration), Grove City College; Grove City, Pennsylvania

1983-1985: Guest Instructor (Religion and Philosophy Department), Grove City College; Grove City, Pennsylvania

1983-1985: Pastoral Associate, College & Youth Ministry, Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church; Grove City, Pennsylvania

1982-1983: Assistant Professor, Dominion Theological Institute; McLean, Virginia (now Chesapeake Theological Seminary; Baltimore, Maryland)

1982-1983: Instructor of Theology, Philosophy and Economics; Fairfax Christian High School; Fairfax, Virginia

1982-1983: Associate Pastor/Teaching Elder, Trinity Presbyterian Church; Fairfax, Virginia

1981: Pastoral Intern, Eastminster Presbyterian Church; Wichita, Kansas

1980: Pastoral Intern, College Hill Presbyterian Church; Cincinnati, Ohio

1979-1980: Associate Minister, Immanuel Baptist Church; Ipswich, Massachusetts

Awards and Honors

2004: Doctor of Humanities – Honoris Causa, Pontifical University of Puerto Rico

2003: Coming Home Network Award: Campion Award

1993-1994: Junior Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (Selection by the Faculty Awards Committee)

1992-1993: Phi Beta Kappa (Marquette); Other Honorary Societies include ODK; Mortar Board; Dean's List

1990-1991: Columba Devlin Teaching Award (Selection by the Franciscan University Student Association)

1989-2002: Who's Who in Biblical Studies, America's Teachers, Colleges & Universities, Christian Leadership etc.

1985-1987: Teaching Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships, Marquette University

1979-1982: Byington Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships; Baker Award for Top Ranking Graduate (GCTS)

1978-1979: Theology-Philosophy Department Award; Calderwood Scholarship for Academic Achievement & Christian Leadership

Membership in Learned Societies

Society of Biblical Literature

Catholic Biblical Association

Catholic Theological Society of America

Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

North American Patristic Society

Society of Catholic Social Scientists

Society of Christian Ethics

Evangelical Philosophical Society

Advisory Work

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology (Founder and President)

Emmaus Road Publishing (Editorial Advisor)

Coming Home Network (Co-Founder and Advisory Board Member)

Couple to Couple League (Board of Advisors)

Redeemer Pacific College (Advisory Board Member)

Personal Data

Birth: 10/28/57 (Pittsburgh, PA); Married to Kimberly Kirk; Children: Michael, Gabriel, Hannah, Jeremiah, Joseph, David.


Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith (New York: Doubleday, 2007)

Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace: My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei (New York: Doubleday, 2006)

Canon and Theological Interpretation Scripture and Hermeneutics Series VII; co-editor with Craig Bartholomew, Anthony thiselton, Robin Parry (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006)

Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Church’s Liturgy (New York: Doubleday, 2005)

Understanding the Scriptures (Chicago: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005)

Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments (New York: Doubleday, 2004)

Catholic for a Reason II: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mother of God (second edition), co-editor with Leon J. Suprenant, Jr. (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2004)

Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass
, co-editor with Regis J. Flaherty (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2004)

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (Ignatius Press), with Curtis Mitch:
- The Letters of St. Paul to the Philippians, Colossians, & Philemon (forthcoming 2005)
- The Letters of St. Paul to the Galatians & Ephesians (2005)
- The First and Second Letters of Saint Paul to the Corinthians (2004)
- The Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans, with Curtis Mitch (2003)
- The Gospel of John (2003)
- The Acts of the Apostles (2002)
- The Gospel of Luke (2001)
- The Gospel of Mark (2001)
- The Gospel of Matthew (2000)

Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2003)

Living the Mysteries: A Guide for Unfinished Christians, with Mike Aquilina (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2003)

Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession (New York: Doubleday, 2003)

First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity (New York: Doubleday, 2002)

Understanding Our Father: Biblical Reflections on the Lord's Prayer
(Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2002)

Hail Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God (New York: Doubleday, 2001)

The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth (New York: Doubleday, 1999)

Catholic for a Reason: Scripture and the Mystery of the Family of God, co-editor (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 1998) 

A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God's Covenant Love in Scripture (Ann Arbor, MI: Servant, 1998)

"Kinship by Covenant: A Biblical Theological Analysis of Covenant Types and Texts in the Old and New Testaments" Ph.D. Dissertation, Marquette University (Ann Arbor: UMI, 1995)

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism, with Kimberly Hahn (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993)

Academic Publications and Presentations

"Christ, Kingdom, and Creation: Davidic Christology and Ecclesiology in Luke-Acts," Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 3 (2007), pp. 113-138.

"Canon, Cult and Covenant: Towards a Liturgical Hermeneutic," in Canon Criticism and Theological Interpretation Scripture and Hermeneutics Series VI;, eds., Craig Bartholomew, Scott Hahn, Anthony Thiselton (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, forthcoming 2006)

The Authority of Mystery: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI,” Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 2 (2006), pp. 97-140.

"Worship in the Word: Toward a Liturgical Hermeneutic" Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 1 (2005), pp. 101-136

“Kingdom and Church in Luke-Acts: From Davidic Christology dom Ecclesiology” in Reading Luke: Interpretation, Reflections, Formation Scripture and Hermeneutics Series VI; eds., Craig Bartholomew, Joel Green, Anthony Thiselton (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005), pp. 294-326

“Noah’s Nakedness and the Curse on Canaan (Genesis 9:20-27),” with John Seitze Bergsma, Journal of Biblical Literature 124.1 (Spring 2005), pp. 25-40

“Covenant in the Old and New Testaments: Some Current Research (1994–2004)” Currents in Biblical Research 3.2 (2005), pp. 263-292

“Covenant Oath and the Aqedah: Diatheke in Galatians 3:15-18” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 67.1 (2005), pp. 79-100

“Covenant, Cult, and the Curse-of-Death: Diatheke in Hebrews 9:15-22” in Hebrews: Contemporary Methods - New Insights, ed. Gabriella Gelardini (Leiden: Brill, 2005), pp. 65-88

“A Broken Covenant and the Curse-of-Death: A Study of Hebrews 9:15–22” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 66 (2004), pp. 416-436

“What Laws Were Not Good: A Canonical Approach to the Theological Problem of Ezekiel 20:25-26,” with John Bergsma, Journal of Biblical Literature 123 (2004), pp. 201-218

“The Correlation of Biblical Types and Marian Dogmas,”  Keynote Address for the Mariological Society of America (May 2004)

"Grace and Conversion in the Writings of Blessed Josemaria," academic paper presented at conference "The Grandeur of Ordinary Life," Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome, January 2002)

"Passionately Loving the Word: The Use of Scripture in the Writings of Blessed Josemaria" Romana, No. 35 (July-December 2002)

"Provocative Misreading or Evocative Exegesis? Paul's View of the Identity and Salvation of 'All Israel' in Romans 9- 11," presented at the International Convention of the Society of Biblical Literature (Rome; July 2001)

"Prima Scriptura: Magisterial Perspectives on the Primacy of Scripture," in A. J. Mastroeni (ed.), The Church and the Universal Catechism (Steubenville, OH: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, 1993), pp. 83-116

Popular Publications

"Scripture is Sacramental," Lay Witness (December 2005)

“The Gospel of Fulfillment,” St. Anthony Messenger (December 2004)

“A Healthy Dose of Reality,” The Catholic Answer (2004)

"Pater Noster,” a ten-part series of articles on the Lord's Prayer, appearing in Lay Witness throughout 2002 and 2003

"Mary Co-Redemptrix: Doctrinal Development and Ecumenism," in Mary Co-Redemptrix: Doctrinal Issues Today, Mark Miravalle (ed.), (Goleta, CA: Queenship, 2002), pp. 263-74

"Search the Scriptures: Reading the Old Testament with Jesus, John and Thomas Aquinas," Saint Austin Review 2 (March 2002), pp. 12-15; originally presented at a Conference, "Reading St. John with Thomas Aquinas: Ressourcement and the Fourth Gospel" (Lansing, Michigan; October 2001

"The Family Spirit," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4:6, 2001)

"Scripture at Work: How a Modern Spiritual Master Read the Bible, Blessed Josemaria Escriva," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4:5, 2001)

"Search the Scriptures," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4:4, 2001)

"Adam's Family Values," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4:3, 2001)

"Shaking Out the Psalter, Part 2," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4.2, 2001)

"Shaking Out the Psalter, Part 1," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4.1, 2001)

"Provocative Misreading or Evocative Exegesis? Paul's View of the Identity and Salvation of 'All Israel' in Romans 9- 11," presented at the International Convention of the Society of Biblical Literature ( Rome; July 2001)

"Introduction" to Michael Barber, Singing in the Reign (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2001)

"Foreword" to Kimberly Hahn, Life , (Servant Publications, 2001)

"Foreword" to Paul Hinnebusch, O.P., God's Kinship With Us: Human Relationships in Hesed (Oak Lawn, IL: CMJ Marian Publishers, 2001)

"Foreword" to Patrick Madrid, Search and Rescue (Sophia Press, 2001)

"Family Ties," Scripture Matters (Envoy 5.6, 2001)

"Foreword" to Mike Aquilina, The Mass of the Early Christians (Our Sunday Visitor, 2001)

"Foreword" to Tim Gray, The Sacraments in the Scriptures (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2001)

"Foreword" to Russia and the Universal Church (San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2001)

"Power Beside the Throne," Scripture Matters (Envoy 5.5, 2001)

"Scholars and Sense," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4.4, 2000)

"Heaven on Earth: What I Found at My First Mass," Lay Witness (November, 2000) pp. 4-5

First Comes Love: How to Evangelize, with Jeff Cavins (Encinitas, CA: Missionaries of Faith Foundation, 2000)

"The Angelic Doctor and the Good Book," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4.3, 2000)

"The Church as Kingdom: Davidic and Eucharistic," Crisis (July/August 2000), pp. 36-40

"Every Mother's Son," New Covenant (May 2000), pp. 10-11

"How to Read the Bible," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4.2, 2000)

"She Gave the Word Flesh," in M. Miravalle (ed.), Contemporary Insights on Marian Dogma (Goleta, CA: Queenship, 2000), pp. 169-80

"Venerators of the Lost Ark: The Woman in Revelation 11-12," Scripture Matters (Envoy 4.1, 2000)

“She Gave the Word Flesh” in Leon Suprenant, Jr. (ed.), Catholic for a Reason II: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mother of God (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2000)

"The Mass as Heaven on Earth," Antiphon 4:3 (1999), pp. 5-6, 9

"Foreword" to Edward P. Sri, Mystery of the Kingdom (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 1999)

"The Lamb's Supper: The Book of Revelation for the Masses," Scripture Matters (Envoy 3.6, 1999)

"Going on Vocation: Why Fathers are Priests and Priests are Fathers," Scripture Matters (Envoy 3.5, 1999)

"The Times of the Signs: A Biblical Approach to Pentecostal Phenomena," Scripture Matters (Envoy 3.4, 1999)

"Indecent Exposure (Jn 8:1-11): Unadulterated Truth of Mercy & Judgment," Scripture Matters (Envoy 3.3, 1999)

"The Hour is Coming: A Liturgical Reading of John's Gospel," Scripture Matters (Envoy 3.2, 1999)

"Sex, Lies and Sacraments," Our Sunday Visitor (February 21, 1999), pp. 6-7

"Foreword" to Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Many Religions, One Covenant (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1999)

"Where is the Temple," New Covenant (March 1999), p. 14

"A New Oxford Movement?," Sacerdos 6 (Jan-Feb 1999), pp. 6-11

"Why Faith is Such a Royal Pain," Our Sunday Visitor (December 20, 1998), pp. 18-19

"St. Thomas and the Bible," Lay Witness (December 1998), 30-33, 43

"Reading Scripture 'Deep Down'," Scripture Matters (Envoy 2.6, 1998)

"Coming to Our Senses: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Spiritual Exegesis," Lay Witness (Sept 1998), pp. 4-6

"The First Family: Scripture and the Mystery of the Trinity," Scripture Matters (Envoy 2.5, 1998)

"Deuteronomy Points to the Heart of the Problem," Scripture Matters (Envoy 2.4, 1998)

"Idol Time for Sacrifice," Scripture Matters (Envoy 2.3, 1998)

"Utter Mysteries: What Does Scripture Tell Us About Tongue-Speaking?" New Covenant (June 1998), pp. 18-19

"Israel's Calf-Hearted Response," Scripture Matters (Envoy 2.2, 1998)

"A Tale of Three Pentecosts," New Covenant (January 1998), pp. 9-11

"Beloved Backsliders: Israel in the Wilderness," Scripture Matters (Envoy 1.6, 1997)

"She Gave the Word Flesh," Inside the Vatican (October 1997), pp. 62-65

"Holy Moses," New Covenant (September 1997), pp. 10-14, 31

"The Priest as Spiritual Father," Sacerdos (July/August 1997), pp. 7-11

"Spiritual Exegesis," in R. Shaw (ed.), Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine (Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 1997)

"Priesthood (in the Old Testament)," in Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine (Huntington: Our Sunday Visitor, 1997)

"Like Father, Like Priest," Sacerdos 3 (April-June 1996), pp. 13-16

"The Bible Politicized: Roots & Fruits of Historical Criticism," Bulletin of Applied Biblical Studies 3/3-4 (1996)

"LikeTwo Sides of a Coin: Family and Covenant in Scripture," Bulletin of Applied Biblical Studies 3/1-2 (1996)

"Substitute Teachers: The Priestly Caste of Levi," Bulletin of Applied Biblical Studies 2/4 (1995)

"Fathers & Sons as Priests in the Domestic Church," Bulletin of Applied Biblical Studies 2/3 (1995)

"Returning to Our Senses: Spiritual Exegesis in Catholic Tradition," Bulletin of Applied Biblical Studies 2/1-2 (1995)

"Foreword" to Karl Adam, The Spirit of Catholicism (Steubenville, OH: University Press, 1995)

"Foreword" to Patrick Madrid (ed.), Surprised By Truth (San Diego: Basilica Press, 1994), pp. 9-11

"The Fourth Cup: A Biblical Approach to the Eucharist," Bulletin of Applied Biblical Studies 1/3-4 (1994)

"Time & Eternity Intersect: John's Vision of the Church in Revelation," Bulletin of Applied Biblical Studies 1/2 (1994)

"Apocalyptic Liturgy in the Heavenly Temple," Bulletin of Applied Biblical Studies 1/1 (1994)

"Foreword" to Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, The Meaning of Christian Brotherhood (San Francisco: Ignatius, 1993)

"Christian Marriage and the Crisis of Faith," H. Owen (ed.), A Warning is Given: The Crisis of Faith and the Call of God's Mercy (Woodstock, VA: Apostolatus Uniti, 1992), pp. 5-6

"Foreword" to Frank Sheed, Catholic Evidence Training Outlines (Ann Arbor: Catholic Evidence Guild, 1992)

"The Hunt for the Fourth Cup," This Rock (October 1991), pp. 7-12

"Faith Up to the Facts: A Catholic Presentation of the Gospel," Familia Dei 1 (1992), pp. 1-4

"Facing the Truth: Free and Home at Last," Fatima Family Messenger (January-March 1991), pp. 16-21

"Protestant Minister Becomes Catholic," Fatima Family Messenger (October-December 1990), pp. 8-11

"Why I Became a Catholic," Marian Conferences 3 (1990), pp. 29-34

"The Bible and Birth Control," Touchstone: A Journal of ecumenical Orthodoxy 3 (Spring 1990)

"The Outcome of Income Tax," Freeman (March 1980), 134-40

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