Dr. Thomas Scheck, a Senior Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is an Associate Professor of Theology at Ave Maria University.
Thomas Scheck received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa (2004) in Religion, Classics and Philosophy. His works include:
Erasmus’s Life of Origen: A New Annotated Translation of the Prefaces to Erasmus of Rotterdam’s Edition of Origen’s Writings (1536) (The Catholic University of America Press, 2016).
Origen and the History of Justification: The Legacy of Origen’s Commentary on Romans (The University of Notre Dame Press, 2008).
Dr. Scheck has also translated several works of the Fathers of the Church including:
St. Chromatius of Aquileia’s Sermons and Tractates on Matthew (The Newman Press, 2018).
St. Jerome’s Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets, volume 2 [Zechariah, Malachi, Hosea, Joel, Amos]. (Intervarsity Press, 2017), St. Jerome: Commentary on Ezekiel (The Newman Press, 2017), and Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets, volume 1 [Nahum, Micah, Zephaniah, Haggai, Habakkuk, Jonah, Obadiah] (Intervarsity Press, 2016).
Dr. Scheck is a revert to the Catholic Church (1999). After experiencing a deep religious conversion in 1983 (which had followed a Catholic upbringing), he pursued full-time ministry as an evangelical Protestant. From 1990-99 he served as an Evangelical Free Church pastor in Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa and spent three years as a missionary in Leipzig, Germany. Professor Scheck attributes his return to the Catholic Church to his encounter with the Catholic theological tradition, above all the writings of the Fathers of the Church, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the writings of Erasmus of Rotterdam.
Dr. Scheck is married and has six children. He and his wife, Susan, live in South Bend, Indiana.