Rev. Jay Harrington, O.P., Ph.D. and S.T.D.

Professor New Testament

Contact information:



Ph.D., S.T.D. (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)


Harvard Divinity School (Biblical and Theological Languages)

Princeton Theological Seminary (Homiletics)

Teaching Experience:

Teaching since 1984 at St. Louis University, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul), St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and the Pontifical College Josephinum

Recent publications and presentations:

  • “Medieval Jewish and Christian Interpretation Using a Fourfold Sense of Scripture”, in the Josephinum Journal of Theology, Double Issue 2018, Vol. 25, N. 1 & 2, pp. 141-151.
  • Editor: Christian Faith and the Power of Thinking: A Collection of Essays, Marking the 800th Anniversary of the Founding of the Order of Preachers in 1216 (Winner of a Catholic Press Association Best Book Award, June, 2018)
    • Book Chapter: Augustine of Dacia, O.P. and the Fourfold Sense of Scripture
  • Regular Book Reviewer for the Catholic Library Journal and Review of Biblical Literature
  • The Lukan Passion Narrative: The Markan Material in Luke 22,54-23,25: A Historical Survey: 1891-1997 (New Testament Tools and Studies)
  • ​“The Fourfold Sense of Scripture through the Lenses of Jewish and Christian Biblical Interpretation”,  Paper read at the Boston SBL, November, 2017
  • “The Order of Preachers: Dominican History and Spirituality”, Staff In-Service, Aquinas Institute of Theology
  • “Mary, Refuge of Sinners and Mother of Reconciliation”, Holy Infant Parish, Ballwin, MO
  • “Timeless Order, Timely Mission: Dominican Spirituality”, Faculty, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis and Board of Trustees, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis
  • Preaching the Year of Luke 2016, A Series of Lectures to American Military Chaplains,  Rome, Italy