Dr. Edward Sri
Dr. Edward Sri is professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s Master’s in Catechetics and Evangelization program in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of two Catholic best-selling books, including The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights for Praying the 20 Mysteries (Servant) and The Da Vinci Deception: 100 Questions About the Facts and Fiction of The Da Vinci Code (Ascension Press) (coauthored with Mark Shea).
His most recent book, on men-women relationships, is called Men, Women and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights on John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility (Servant).
He also is the author of Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew (Emmaus Road), Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship (Emmaus Road) and Dawn of the Messiah: The Coming of Christ in Scripture (Servant) and a co-author of the popular apologetics series, Catholic for a Reason.
Edward is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). He appears on EWTN and regularly writes and speaks on Scripture, apologetics and the Catholic faith. He also serves as a visiting professor at Benedictine College, where he taught full-time for nine years. Edward holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He now resides with his wife Elizabeth and their four children in Littleton, Colorado.
STD, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome (2001) Graduated with honors. Dissertation title: Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship
STL, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas - Rome.(1997) Summa Cum Laude.
MA, Franciscan University of Steubenville – Steubenville, Ohio (1995) Theology. Graduated with highest honors.
BA, Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana (1991) Journalism. Graduated with highest distinction (5/91). Dean’s list all semesters. (Phi Beta Kappa)(Blue Key).Awarded Dow Jones Newspaper Fund national scholarship and internship, 1989-90.Awarded School of Journalism scholarships, 1989-90, 1990-91.
2006-present: Associate Professor of Scripture and Theology. Augustine Institute – Denver, Colorado
1997-2006: Assistant Professor of Theology. Benedictine College – Atchison, Kansas
Courses Taught (2006-present): Salvation History, Johannine Literature, Synoptic Gospels, Pentateuch, Fundamental Theology, Moral and Spiritual Theology
Courses Taught (1997 to 2006): NT Literature I: Gospels, NT Literature II: Paul, Mary in Scripture(Seminar), Special Topics in Biblical Christology (The Contemporary Quest for the Historical Jesus), Contemporary Questions in Christology (The Resurrection Accounts and History), Introduction to Theology, Moral Theology, Theology of Vatican II, Theology of the Body
2006: Offered tenure.
2005: Recipient of 2005 Benedictine College Appreciation Award.
Consistently ranked among the top professors at the college by student and peer evaluations.
Other College-Related Responsibilities
2001-2002: Assistant Chair of the Faculty Development committee.
1999-2001: Student Services committee.
1998-2001: Director of FOCUS. Assist in various parts of the campus life, including student life, campus ministry, admissions and advancement.
Men, Women and the Mystery of Love: Practical Insights from John Paul II’s ‘Love and Responsibility’ (Servant Books, 2007).
Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship (Doctoral dissertation) (Emmaus Road, 2005).
Dawn of the Messiah: The Coming of Christ in Scripture (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2005)
The New Rosary in Scripture (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2003).
Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2000).
Chapters in Books
“The Heart of the Home: Jesus in the Eucharist” - a chapter in Catholic For a Reason: Scripture and the Mystery of the Family of God (Emmaus Road Publishing, 1998), pp. 160-180.
“Treat Her Like a Queen: The Biblical Call to Honor Mary as Royal Mother” - a chapter in Catholic for a Reason II: Mary and the Mystery of the Family of God (Emmaus Road Publishing, 2000), pp. 81-98.
“A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” – a chapter in Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass (Emmaus Road Publishing - forthcoming in Spring 2004).
Articles (a synthesized list)
“Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship” in Marian Studies (accepted for publication).
“The Annunciation: The Angel’s Message to Mary” Catholic Update (December 2005).
“Why Call Mary Queen?” The Catholic Answer 19 (September-October, 2005).
“Love and Responsibility.” Series of articles on John Paul II’s book Love and Responsibility for Lay Witness 2005-06 (six published in 2005, six forthcoming in 2006).
“The Jordan River Revisted,” National Catholic Register (article digest) (January 24, 1999), p. 8.
“Waiting for a Child: The Annunciation to Zechariah,” LW 22 (July/August 2001), pp. 21-23.
“Is Mary’s Queenship Biblical?” This Rock 9 (December 1998), pp. 15-17.
“Jesus: Kingdom Builder.” Series of 10 articles for Lay Witness (January – December 1999).
“Making Sense Out of Scripture” LW 17 (October 1996), pp. 6-7, 27.
Church Ministry Experience
1998-present: Co-Founder and Instructor. FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Directed the first FOCUS program nationwide at Benedictine College and helped train missionaries to bring the program to other campuses throughout the country.
Wrote many FOCUS Scripture studies, and continue to serve as a consultant for FOCUS and as an instructor for training FOCUS missionaries. Beginning at Benedictine College, FOCUS presently serves thousands of students on 27 campuses (1998 to present). Over the last 8 years, almost 100 young people have pursued religious vocations in part due to their involvement in FOCUS: 67 men have entered seminary and 25 women have entered religious life. Continue to serve as national consultant and instructor for FOCUS summer training.
1995-present: Speaker at Catholic Conferences. Various parishes and Catholic organizations. Regularly lecture at parishes and conferences throughout the country on topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith (1/95 to present).
1995: Missionary Catechist Formation Director. Language & Catechetical Institute. Trained missionaries for catechizing in Eastern Europe (summer 1995).
1994: Diocesan Religious Education Intern. Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota. Assisted diocesan DRE in training catechists throughout the diocese in using the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Also helped organize diocesan-wide catechist formation conference and led a workshop (summer 1994).
Other Professional Experience
1991-1992: Corporate Communications Representative. The Dow Chemical Company. Managed projects in employee, environmental and marketing communications. Experience in special events planning, marketing promotion, public speaking, media relations, personnel management and strategic goal setting. Developed brochures and video productions. Editor of daily nation-wide company newsletter (8/91 to 11/92).