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 Licentiate in Sacred Theology, the Doctor of Philosophy (New Testament) and the Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of Louvain in Leuven, Belgium.  Harrington taught previously at  St. Louis University, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and the Pontifical College Josephinum of Ohio.  His 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 

"Medieval Jewish and Christian Interpretation Using a Fourfold Sense of Scripture," Josephinum Journal of Theology, Vol. 25, No. 1&2 (2018): 141-151.

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)