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Fr. Thomas Esposito, O. Cist.

Fr. Thomas Esposito was born in California in 1982. After growing up in Nebraska, he entered Our Lady of Dallas in August, 2005. He made his solemn profession on August 15, 2010 and was ordained to the priesthood on August 14, 2011. After completing his doctorate in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, he has taught Bible and theology at the University of Dallas and at Cistercian Preparatory School. He has served ...
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Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He is the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and also is the founder of Word On Fire (http://www.WordOnFire.org). Bishop Barron is the creator and host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking ten-part documentary series and study program about the Catholic faith. He is a passionate student of art, architecture, music and history, which he calls upon throughout his global travels in the making of the documentary.Word On Fire programs are broadcast regularly on WGN America, Relevant Radio, CatholicTV, EWTN, the popular Word on Fire ... Read More

David Currie

David Currie, Research Associate of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a popular Catholic author, lecturer and retreat leader. His widely read and influential 1996 book, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic (Ignatius Press) tells the story of his conversion, along with his wife Colleen, from fundamentalist missionaries to Catholic apologists. Prominent convert, Thomas Howard, has called it “the book on this topic of Evangelicals being received into the Catholic Church.” His most recent book, Rapture: The End-Times Error that Leaves the Bible Behind (Sophia Press, 2003), explores the Biblical, historical, and theological roots of the modern “left behind ... Read More

David Scott

David Scott, Research Fellow and Editorial Director of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a writer and editor with a special interest in religion and culture. Scott is Editor of the Center’s academic journal, Letter & Spirit, and the monthly newsletter, Breaking the Bread. Scott's latest book is The Catholic Passion: Rediscovering the Power and Beauty of the Faith (Loyola Press, 2005). His previous books include: A Revolution of Love: The Meaning of Mother Teresa (Loyola Press, 2005), Weapons of the Spirit: The Selected Writings of Father John Hugo (Our Sunday Visitor, co–written with Mike Aquilina. One of ... Read More

Dr. Aaron Canty

Dr. Canty teaches courses in historical theology and church history. His current research focuses on the development of medieval Christology, eschatology, and scriptural exegesis. He has recently published Light and Glory: The Transfiguration of Christ in Early Franciscan and Dominican Theology (The Catholic University of America Press, 2011) and has contributed articles to several academic journals and edited volumes. Curriculum Vitae ACADEMIC POSITIONS 2010-2012 - Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Xavier University ​2006-2010 - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Xavier University EDUCATION 2006 - Ph.D., Theology, University of Notre Dame. Dissertation - “The Transfiguration of Christ among the ... Read More
Dr. André Villeneuve - Senior Fellow

Dr. André Villeneuve

Dr. André Villeneuve is Assistant Professor of Theology and Sacred Scripture at the St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver, Colorado. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2013 as recipient of the "President's Scholarship," writing his dissertation on "Nuptial Symbolism at Key Moments of Salvation History according to Second Temple Writings, the New Testament, and Rabbinical Literature." While in Jerusalem, André also studied at the Salesian Pontifical University (Jerusalem campus), and he spent a semester at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome as recipient of the Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Fellowship offered by the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic ... Read More

Dr. Andrew Jones

Executive Director and Publisher of Emmaus Road Publishing Dr. Andrew Jones is the Executive Director of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and is the Publisher of Emmaus Road Publishing. He holds a PhD in Medieval History from Saint Louis University and is an expert on the Church of the High Middle Ages. Dr. Jones has two books forthcoming: "Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in St. Louis IX’s Sacramental Kingdom" and "The Liturgical Cosmos: Explorations in the Sacramental and Biblical Vision of Pope Innocent III." He is also working on a one volume complete history ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Swafford - Senior Fellow

Dr. Andrew Swafford

Andrew Swafford is Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College, where he regularly teaches courses on Scripture and Christian moral life. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and a master’s degree in Old Testament & Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is author of Spiritual Survival in the Modern World: Insights from C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters; John Paul II to Aristotle and Back Again: A Christian Philosophy of Life; and Nature and Grace: A New Approach to Thomistic Ressourcement. He is contributing author to Letter & Spirit Vol ... Read More
Dr. Benjamin Wiker - Senior Fellow

Dr. Benjamin Wiker

Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, holds a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Vanderbilt University, and has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University, Thomas Aquinas College (CA), and Franciscan University. The author of several books including, Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God (co-authored with Scott Hahn, Emmaus, 2008), Ten Books that Screwed Up the World i>(Regnery, 2008), A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature (co-authored with Jonathan Witt, InterVarsity, 2006), Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists (InterVarsity, 2002), The Mystery of the Periodic ... Read More
Dr. Brant Pitre - Senior Fellow

Dr. Brant Pitre

Dr. Brant Pitre earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized in the study of Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity. He holds an M.T.S. in biblical studies from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature from L.S.U. Dr. Pitre is the author of several articles and a book, Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile (Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005). He is currently working on an academic book on Jesus and the Last Supper (forthcoming, Eerdmans), as well as a popular book on Jesus and the ... Read More
Dr. Carol Younger - Senior Fellow

Dr. Carol Younger

Dr. Carol Younger, Senior Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a teacher, counselor and education administrator, with more than 30 years experience serving in parishes, high schools and universities. Dr. Younger holds a Doctorate in Educational Management and a Masters in Counseling Psychology beyond her bachelor degree in English. She has extensive experience in designing educational curricula and training teachers and administrators. She has served as an adult religious education director and catechist, as a trainer of parish ministers, and as a pilgrimage leader. An experienced Bible study leader, Dr. Younger has written study guides for ... Read More

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