B.S., St. Joseph's University, PA.; M.A., Maryknoll School of Theology; Ph.D., Fordham University
Francis D. Connolly-Weinert, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, specializes in the NT literature, particularly Luke-Acts. He has published articles in The Journal for the Study of Judaism, Revue de Qumran, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Biblical Theology Bulletin, as well as To Touch the Text: Biblical and Related Studies in Honor of Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., along with several entries in the Liturgical Press Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies, and also Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible. Key interests include study of the social world of the New Testament, with stress on pilgrimage as a religious phenomenon, the role of the Temple in early Christian thought, and the impact of the emerging NT canon in second-century Christianity on its subsequent interpretation. A member of several learned societies, including the Society of Biblical Literature, The Catholic Biblical Association, The American Academy of Religion, and the College Theology Society, he has served as journal editor and president of The National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology (Theta Alpha Kappa), and been named to the Directory of American Scholars, The International Who's Who in Education, Who's Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology, and Who's Who in America. He currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer and Representative for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Academy of Religion.