Developing a classically-informed and theological reading of a 17th c. painting by Nicolas Poussin “The Arcadian Shepherds”; examining its similarities to Rublev’s icon and its political dimensions during the Thirty Years War.
Updating two mss. on gospel and prayer.
Service to the University
Vincentian Mission Council
Participant in Founders Week 2006
Vice President of the St. John’s Faculty for Phi Beta Kappa
Catholic Biblical Association
College Theology Society
The Hebrew Bible Colloquium at Columbia University
I am a member of the Faculty Association which is currently, among other things, exploring contractual agreements between faculty and administration in other Universities.
Society of Biblical Literature
New Testament Seminar of Columbia University
---Perspectives on Christianity: A Catholic Approach
---Reading the Old Testament
---Reading the New Testament
Colossians as Pseudepigraphy (Sheffield, 1986).
General editor and author of introduction, Prayer from Alexander to Constantine: A Critical Anthology (Routledge: London, 1997) 332 pages. Peer- reviewed.
Gospel Essays: Frontier of Sacred and Secular (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2012). Within this booklet are seven essays reflecting on some of the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin dynamics occurring in the work of the canonical Evangelists. 108 pages. Peer-reviewed.
“Prayer, early Christian” Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Forthcoming.
Presentation to the Catholic Biblical Association virtual Meeting. Summer 2020. “The Feet of Jesus in Luke 7”
I have organized two colloquia in recent years on the green encyclical of Pope Francis “Laudato SI” as well as one on the Staten Island native and Servant of God Vincent Capodanno MM.