Leadership

Dr. Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn was born in 1957, and has been married to Kimberly since 1979. He and Kimberly have six children and are expecting their fourth grandchild. An exceptionally popular speaker and teacher, Dr. Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith.

He has been awarded the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990, and is the founder and president of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. From 2005 to 2011, he held the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including The Lamb's Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly). Some of his newest books are Many Are Called, Hope for Hard Times, The Catholic Bible Dictionary, Covenant and Communion, Signs of Life.

Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a triple-major in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, Pennsylvania, in 1979, his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University in 1995. Scott has ten years of youth and pastoral ministry experience in Protestant congregations (in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kansas and Virginia) and is a former Professor of Theology at Chesapeake Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1982 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

• Ph.D. Marquette University (1995) Theology Summa Cum Laude (Phi Beta Kappa)
• M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1982) Summa Cum Laude
• B.A., Grove City College (1975-79) Theology, Philosophy and Economics Magna Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014- The McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization, University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL)
2012- Father Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization, Franciscan University of Steubenville (Steubenville, OH)
1990- Professor of Theology and Scripture, Franciscan University of Steubenville
2005-2011 Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology, St. Vincent Seminary (Latrobe, Pa)
2002- Founder & President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology; Steubenville, Ohio
2001-04 Cardinal Laghi Chair of Theology, Pontifical Josephinum Seminary (Columbus, Ohio)
2000 McGlunn Visiting Professor, Notre Dame Graduate School of Theology (Front Royal, Va)
2000- Adjunct Faculty, Visiting Professor, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross; Rome, Italy
1997- General Editor, Ignatius Study Bible; Ignatius Press; San Francisco, California
1987-90 Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of St. Francis; Joliet, Illinois
1986 Instructor in Theology, Marquette University; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1985-87 Teaching Assistant (Theology Department), Marquette University
1983-85 Instructor (Religion & Philosophy Department), Grove City College
1983-85 Pastoral Intern, Calvary Presbyterian Church; Grove City, PA
1982-83 Assistant Professor, Dominion Theological Institute; McLean, VA

PUBLICATIONS - Books (Author, Co-Author or Editor):

• Joy to the World (New York: Image, 2014)
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 9: Christ and the Unity of Scripture, (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2014)
• Evangelizing Catholics (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2014)
• Angels and Saints (New York: Image, 2014)
• Politicizing the Bible (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2013)
• Consuming the Word (New York: Image, 2013)
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 8: Promise and Fulfillment – The Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments, (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2012-2013)
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 7: The Bible and the Church Fathers - The Liturgical Context of Patristic Exegesis, (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2011)
• Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: Genesis, with Curtis Mitch (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010)
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 6: For the Sake of Our Salvation - The Truth and Humility of God’s Word, (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2010)
• Many Are Called: Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood (New York: Doubleday, 2010)
• Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament (Ignatius Press, 2010)
• Hope for Hard Times (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2010)
• Catholic Bible Dictionary (New York: Doubleday, 2009)
• Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI (Baker Brazos, 2009)
• Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God’s Saving Promises Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library (New Haven: Yale, 2009)
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 5: Liturgy and Empire – Faith in Exile and Political Theology (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2009)
• Signs of Life: Forty Catholic Customs and Their Biblical Roots (New York: Doubleday, 2009)
• Spirit and Life: Essays on Interpreting the Bible in Ordinary Time (Emmaus Road, 2009)
• Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2008)
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 4: Temple and Contemplation – God’s Presence in the Cosmos, Church, and Human Heart (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2008)
• A Pocket Guide to the Bible (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2008)
• A Pocket Guide to St. Paul (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2008)
• Catholic for a Reason IV: Scripture and the Mystery of Marriage and Family Life, co-editor with Regis J. Flaherty (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2007)
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 3: A Hermeneutic of Continutity – Christ, Kingdom, and Creation (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2007)
• Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith (New York: Doubleday, 2007)
• Canon and Biblical Interpretation Scripture and Hermeneutics; co-editor with Craig Bartholomew, Anthony Thiselton, Robin Parry (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006).
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 2: The Authority of Mystery – The Word of God and the People of God (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2006)
• Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace (New York: Doubleday, 2006)
• Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 1: Reading Salvation – Word, Worship, and the Mysteries (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2005)
• 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)
• Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass, co-editor with Regis J. Flaherty (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2004)
• Catholic for a Reason II: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mother of God (2nd edition), coeditor with Leon J. Suprenant. (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 2004)
• Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments (New York: Doubleday, 2004)
• 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)
• Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church (Steubenville: Emmaus Road, 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 with Leon J. Suprenant (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 Articles:

• “The Symphony of the Old and New Testaments in the Biblical Theology of Benedict XVI,” Communio 37.3 (Fall 2011), pp. 425-58.
• “Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI,” The Thought of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, K. Whitehead, editor. (Scranton, PA: University of
Scranton Press, 2011), pp. 141-76.
• “For the Sake of Our Salvation: The Truth and Humility of God’s Word,” Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 6 (2010), pp. 21-47.
• “Liturgy and Empire: Prophetic Historiography and Faith in Exile in 1–2 Chronicles,” Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 5 (2009), pp. 13-50.
• “Temple, Sign, and Sacrament: Towards a New Perspective on the Gospel of John,” Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 4 (2008), pp. 107-143.
• “Christ, Kingdom, and Creation: Davidic Christology and Ecclesiology in Luke-Acts,” Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 3 (2007), pp. 113-138.
• “The Hermeneutic of Fatih: Pope Benedict XVI on Scripture, Liturgy, and Church,” The Incarnate Word Vol.1 N.3 (June 2007), pp. 415-440.
• “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, 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 to Kingdom 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), 263-292.
• “Covenant Oath and the Aqedah: Diaqh/kh in Galatians 3:15-18” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 67.1 (2005), pp. 79-100.
• “Covenant, Cult, and the Curse-of-Death: Diaqh/kh in Hebrews 9:15-22” in Hebrews: Contemporary Methods - New Insights, ed. Gabriella Gelardini (Leiden: Brill, 2005).
• “A Broken Covenant and the Curse-of-Death: A Study of Hebrews 9:15–22” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 66.3 (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 123.2 (2004), pp. 201-218
• “Biblical Theology and Marian Studies,” The Immaculate Conception Calling and Destiny, Marian Studies: LV (2004), pp. 9-32.
• “Grace and Conversion in the Writings of Blessed Josemaria,” in Paul O’Callaghan (ed.), Figli di Dio nella Chiesa (Rome: Edizioni Università della Santa Croce, 2004), pp. 115-122
• “Passionately Loving the Word: The Use of Scripture in the Writings of Blessed Josemaria” Romana, No. 35 (July-December 2002), pp. 382-390
• “Provocative Misreading or Evocative Exegesis? Paul’s View of the Identity and Salvation of ‘All Israel’ in Romans 9- 11,” presented at the International 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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

AWARDS AND HONORS

2004 Doctor of Humanities – Honoris Causa, Pontifical University of Puerto Rico
1993-94 Junior Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence
1992-93 Phi Beta Kappa (Marquette Unniversity)
1990-91 Columba Devlin Teaching Award