Frank Matera

PhD Frank Matera
Address620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064

Professor of New Testament, Catholic University of America, School of Religious Studies

B.A., St. Bernard Seminary (Rochester), 1964
M.A., The University of Louvain (Belgium), 1968
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary (Richmond), 1981

A priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Frank Matera was born in New Britain Connecticut. He studied at Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, St. Bernard Seminary in Rochester, and at the Catholic University of Louvain, where he received his M.A. After several years of parish work, he pursued doctoral studies at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, where he received his Ph.D. in 1981. His dissertation, The Kingship of Jesus: Composition and Theology in Mark 15 was subsequently published by Scholars Press. Professor Matera taught at St. John’s Seminary in Boston from 1982-87 and has taught at the Catholic University of America since 1988. A student of Paul, he is the author of commentaries on Galatians and 2 Corinthians and is presently working on a commentary on Romans. Interested in the theological dimension of the New Testament, he has published books on the Passion Narratives, New Testament Ethics, New Testament Christology and, most recently, the Theology of the New Testament. His pastimes include hiking, swimming and, when he can, sailing.

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