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Paul Niskanen

Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union
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St. Paul MN 55105

Paul Niskanen is a professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas. He specializes in the study of the Old Testament, with a particular interest in late prophetic and apocalyptic texts from the Second-Temple Period. He has published a monograph, two commentaries, and several articles on the books of Isaiah and Daniel. Another area of interest is the theological interpretation of scripture in general and the development of Catholic biblical interpretation in particular. In this vein, he is currently working on a new book: The Ancient Covenant: A Catholic Theological Reading of the Old Testament. In addition to biblical studies, he also dabbles and teaches in the areas of Carmelite spirituality and the theology of Christian marriage. He considers baseball the most theological of all sports, and his arch-enemy is Marcion.


J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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THEO 205 - L01 Old Testament - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 209
CRN: 10064 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paul V. Niskanen An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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