Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition

Fr. Jay Harrington, O.P.

Professor of New Testament


Jay M. Harrington, O.P. Professor of New Testament, is a  Dominican friar of the Province of St. Albert the Great (Central).   Fr. Harrington earned the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania; the Master of Divinity and the Master of Arts in Theology (Sacred Scripture) from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois, and the License in Sacred Theology, the Doctorate in Sacred Theology and Doctor of Philosophy (New Testament) from the Catholic University of Louvain in Leuven, Belgium.  Harrington taught previously at the Pontifical College Josephinum of Ohio, Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Harrington's research focuses on the Lukan passion narrative, the Synoptic Gospels, and the history of biblical interpretation.  

Selected Courses

  • Synoptic Gospels: Mark
  • Synoptics Gospels: Luke
  • Biblical Hermeneutics and Preaching
  • Bible Interpretation

Selected Publications 

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, editor (Chicago: New Priory Press, 2017)

"Augustine of Dacia (+1286) and the Fourfold Sense of Scripture," in Christian Faith and the Power of Thinking (Chicago: New Priory Press, 2017) 35-66.

The Lukan Passion Narrative (Leiden Holland and Boston, MA: E.J. Brill Academic Publishers, 2000)