Rev. Pablo T. Gadenz, a priest of the Diocese of Trenton, NJ, is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. He is also on the Formation Faculty of the Seminary. He received his licentiate in Scripture (S.S.L.) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute (2005) and his doctorate in biblical theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University (2008).
His published dissertation is entitled Called from the Jews and from the Gentiles. Pauline Ecclesiology in Romans 9-11 (WUNT 2.267; Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck 2009). Father Gadenz is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Associate Professor, Biblical Studies, and Member, Formation Faculty
Seton Hall University, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
(July 2008 – Present)
Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Trenton, NJ
(May 18, 1996 – Present)
- 9/08 – Present Weekend Assistant, Christ the King Parish, Long Branch, NJ
- 8/02 – 6/08 Graduate Studies, Rome
- 7/98 – 8/02 Secretary & Master of Ceremonies for Bishop John M. Smith, Trenton, NJ
- 7/98 – 8/02 Weekend Assistant, St. Ann Parish, Lawrenceville, NJ
- 6/96 – 7/98 Parochial Vicar, St. Ann Parish, Keansburg, NJ
- 10/05 – 7/08 Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (Biblical Theology)
Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), July 2008
Dissertation Title: Called from the Jews and from the Gentiles: Pauline Ecclesiology in Romans 9–11
- Director: Jean-Noël Aletti, S.J., Professor of NT Exegesis at the Pontifical
Biblical Institute & Member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission
- 9/02 – 11/05 Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome (Scripture)
Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.L.), Nov 2005
- 8/92 – 5/96 St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, PA (Theology)
Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.), May 1996
Master of Divinity (M.Div.), May 1995
- 8/91 – 5/92 Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH (Philosophy/Pre-Theology)
Pre-Theology Certificate, May 1992
- 9/88 – 5/90 Columbia University, New York City, NY (Graduate Studies, Engineering)
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.), May 1990
- 9/84 – 6/88 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (Undergraduate Studies, Engineering)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.), June 1988
- Called from the Jews and from the Gentiles: Pauline Ecclesiology in Romans 9-11 (WUNT 2.267; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2009).
- “‘The Lord Will Accomplish His Word’: Paul’s Argumentation and Use of Scripture in Romans 9:24-29,” Letter & Spirit 2 (2006) 141-158.
- Review of P. Basta, Abramo in Romani 4. L’analogia dell’agire divino nella ricerca esegetica di Paolo (Analecta Biblica 168; Rome 2007), in Biblica (forthcoming).
- Review of R.H. Bell, The Irrevocable Call of God. An Inquiry into Paul’s Theology of Israel (WUNT 184; Tübingen 2005), in Biblica 89 (2008) 134-137.
- Translation (from Italian) of F. Belli, Argumentation and Use of Scripture in Romans 9–11 (Rome) (forthcoming).
- Translation (from Italian) of P. Beauchamp, “Is a Biblical Theology Possible?”, in J. Granados – C. Granados – L. Sánchez-Navarro, eds., Opening Up the Scriptures: Joseph Ratzinger and the Foundations of Biblical Interpretation (Ressourcement; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans 2008), 65-78.
University Courses Taught
- Synoptic Gospels
- Johannine Literature
- Hebrews and Catholic Letters
- Mary in Sacred Scripture
- The Word of God in the Life of the Church
- “The Word of God is Living and Active: Praying the Scriptures”: Lecture to Permanent Deacons of the Diocese of Trenton, 10/09
- “The Scriptures, St. Paul, and Jewish Methods of Exegesis”: Marzheuser Lecture on Jewish-Catholic Relations, The Athenaeum of Ohio (Cincinnati), 10/09.
- “St. Paul and the Paradox of the Cross”: Lecture at Seton Hall University, 3/09
- “St. Paul: His Life, Letters, and Theology”: Three-Part Monthly Lecture Series to Permanent Deacons, Archdiocese of Newark, 10/08 – 12/08
- Homilies, Applied Biblical Studies Conference, Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, 7/09
- “Pauline Ecclesiology in Romans 9–11”: Seminar at the Applied Biblical Studies Conference, Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, 7/08 (plus 3 homilies on St. Paul)
- Society of Biblical Literature
- Catholic Biblical Association of America
Previous Work Experience
Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Middletown, NJ
(6/88 – 8/91)
English, Italian, Spanish. Reading knowledge of French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Latin
Born 2/10/67 near Santiago, Chile. Parents are both natives of northern Italy. Family moved to California in 1969 and to New Jersey in 1973.