The University of St. Thomas

Landry, David

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

dtlandry@stthomas.edu

Phone: (651) 962-5379 Cell: 651-274-1760

Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5379
Fax: 651-962-5310

Mail #4213, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 118

Faculty Website

Education

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University (1992)
Religion (Major: New Testament; Minor: Theology and Hermeneutics)

M.A. Vanderbilt University (1989)
Religion

A.B. magna cum laude College of the Holy Cross (1985)
Religious Studies


Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Theology
University of St. Thomas, 1998-present

Director, Aquinas Scholars Honors Program
University of St. Thomas, 2003- 2007

Assistant Professor, Department of Theology
University of St. Thomas, 1992- 1998

Director, Justice and Peace Studies Program
University of St. Thomas, 1997-98

Instructor, Department of Theology
University of St. Thomas, 1991-92

Adjunct Professor, Department of Theology
Boston College, 1989-90

Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Religious Studies, and Teaching Assistant
Vanderbilt University, 1987-89


Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

"Honor Restored: New Light on the Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-8a)" (with Ben May), Journal of Biblical Literature 119 (2000): 287-309.

"Narrative Logic in the Annunciation to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)," Journal of Biblical Literature 114 (1995): 65-79.


Books Edited

Catherine A. Cory and David T. Landry (eds.), The Christian Theological Tradition 2nd Ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2003), 436 pp.


Chapters and Sections in Edited Books

"Illegitimacy Reconsidered," in Jane Schaberg, The Illegitimacy of Jesus (2nd ed. Phoenix: Sheffield Academic Press, 2006).

"Section Introduction- The Old Testament" in Catherine A. Cory and David T. Landry (eds.), The Christian Theological Tradition 2nd. ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2003), pp. 13-18.

"Chapter II- The Primeval Story" (with David Penchansky), in Catherine A. Cory and David T. Landry (eds.), The Christian Theological Tradition 2nd. ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2003), pp. 19-28.

"Chapter IV- Judges, Kings, Prophets" (with David Penchansky), in Catherine A. Cory and David T. Landry (eds.), The Christian Theological Tradition 2nd. ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2003), pp. 44-56.

"Chapter V- Second Temple Judaism", in Catherine A. Cory and David T. Landry (eds.), The Christian Theological Tradition 2nd. ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2003), pp. 57-69.

"Chapter VII- Apostolic Missions" (with Catherine Cory), in Catherine A. Cory and David T. Landry (eds.), The Christian Theological Tradition 2nd. ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2003), pp. 89-102.

"Chapter XXIV- Christianity and the Contemporary Situation- The Quest for the Historical Jesus" in Catherine A. Cory and David T. Landry (eds.), The Christian Theological Tradition 2nd. ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 2003), pp. 374-377.

"Jesus' Final Journey" and "Final Ministry in Judea", transitional commentary on Luke's "travel narrative" in Life and Times Historical Reference Bible, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997), pp. 1361-1394.


CD-ROM

The Journalist's Primer: A Refresher in Grammar, Punctuation and Style CD-ROM (with Mark Neuzil), The Minnesota Newspaper Foundation, 2000


Book Reviews

"Review of Charles H. Talbert, The Apocalypse: A Reading of the Revelation of John" in Pro Ecclesia VII (1998): 367-368.

"Review of David Crump, Jesus the Intercessor: Prayer and Christology in Luke-Acts" in Journal of Biblical Literature 114 (1995): 154-156.

"Review of Burton L. Mack, The Lost Gospel: The Book of Q and Christian Origins" in Theology Today 50 (1994): 650-652.

"Review of Edgar McKnight, Postmodern Use of the Bible" in Journal of Religion 72 (1992): 102-103.

"Review of Jon D. Levenson, The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity" in Religious Studies Review (1995) 21 (1995): 126-128.


Websites:

The Interactive Bible (http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/dtlandry/enterbible.html)

What's Wrong with The Da Vinci Code?
  One Biblical Scholar Responds (http://personal1.stthomas.edu/dtlandry/davinci.davincicode.htm)

The Journalist's Primer
(http://courseweb.stthomas.edu/dtlandry/enterprimer.html)

University of St. Thomas Theology Department Home Page (http://www.stthomas.edu/theology)

Dr. David Landry's Home Page
(http://personal1.stthomas.edu/dtlandry)
 



Presentations: (peer-reviewed presentations have an asterisk*)

*"The Eyes of God: A Theological Interpretation of Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors," Paper presented at the Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Regional Meeting 2007

*"Hostile Takeover: An Intertextual Reading of Luke 1-2," Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature 2006.

*"The Birth of Jesus, the St. Thomas Travel Policy, and the Politics of Biblical Interpretation," Paper presented at the Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Regional Meeting 2006.

"Beyond The Da Vinci Code: Popular Religion in the 21st Century," Paper presented at the Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Regional Meeting 2005

*"Luke's Revision of Matthew's Birth Narrative: An Intertextual Reading of Luke 1-2," Paper presented at the Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Regional Meeting 2004

*"Honor Restored: New Light on the Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-8a)," Research Report presented at the annual meeting of the CBA 1998

"Computer Technologies for Teaching and Learning," Joint AAR/SBL Panel Discussion at Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Regional Meeting 1997

*"Using Interactive Computer Lessons to Teach the Old Testament," Multimedia presentation given at the Upper Midwest Society of Biblical Literature Regional Meeting 1996

"Texts Do Have Ideologies," Response presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature 1995

*"Postmodern Biblical Exegesis," Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association 1994

*"Minor Characters with Major Significance: Elizabeth, Mary, and Zechariah in Luke's Infancy Narrative," Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature 1993

*"Literary and Social Scientific Approaches to Luke 4," Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SBL 1993

*"Narrative Logic in the Annunciation to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)," Research Report presented at the annual meeting of the CBA 1993

"The Impact of Literary Theory on Theology and Biblical Studies," Panel Discussion at Upper Midwest SBL Regional Meeting 1992

*"Presence and Representation: Theology and Deconstruction on the Question of Reference," paper presented at SBL Annual Meeting 1990

*"The Rehabilitation of Jacques Derrida," paper presented at New England SBL Regional Meeting 1990

*"Recent Trends in Literary Theory," paper presented at New England SBL Regional Meeting 1989
 

Dissertation: "'Promises, Promises:' The Literary Function of the Birth Stories in Luke-Acts" (Mary Ann Tolbert: advisor)


Academic Awards and Honors; Grants Received


Professor of the Year, University of St. Thomas, 2006-07
Aquinas Scholars Professor of the Year, 2005-06
Maxi-Grant, University of St. Thomas Faculty Development ($7400), 2003               
Finalist, Distinguished Educator Award, 2001                                                            
Finalist, Aquinas Scholars Honors Professor of the Year, 1999, 2000, 2001          
Minnesota Newspaper Foundation, 1999 ($16,000 total; $5400 personally)
Webcampus Development Group, 1999 ($18,000 total; $9000 personally)
Aquinas Foundation Grant, 1999 ($6000)
Sabbatical Grant, University of St. Thomas, 1999 (approx. $18,000)
Aquinas Foundation Grant, 1997 ($5300)
Curriculum Review and Implementation Task Force Grant (Bush Foundation), 1997 ($2500)
Theology Department Textbook Royalties Grant, 1997 ($1500)
Faculty Partnership (with Mark Neuzil, Journalism), 1997 ($500)
General Editorship of Theology 101 Textbook, University of St. Thomas, 1996 ($3300)
Maxi-Grant, University of St. Thomas, 1995 ($6600)
Faculty Partnership (with Sandra Menssen, Philosophy), 1995 ($500)
Weekend College "Course Creation" Grant, 1995 ($3300)
Received highest honors for dissertation, Vanderbilt University, 1992
Passed Qualifying Exams with Honors, Vanderbilt University, 1988
Senior Teaching Fellow, Vanderbilt University, 1989
University Tuition Award, Vanderbilt University, 1985-88
Luke-Acts Prize, Vanderbilt University, 1989
Graduated magna cum laude, College of the Holy Cross, 1985
Dana Scholar, College of the Holy Cross, 1984-85
Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)

Courses Taught

Introduction to the New Testament
The Christian Theological Tradition
Christianity and World Religions
Religions of Asia and the Pacific (taught on-site in Hawaii)
Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, and Jesus (team-taught with Steve Laumakis, UST Philosophy Dept.)
Fundamentalism (team-taught with Mary Rose O?Reilley, UST English Dept.)
Religion and the Mass Media
Theologies of Justice and Peace
Neither Heaven Nor Hell: Justice and Peace Issues in Contemporary Cuba (J-term abroad course; co-taught with Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, UST Justice and Peace Studies Dept.)
Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
The Gospel of John
Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Parables in Religion and Literature
Synoptic Gospels (Master's Level)
Luke-Acts Seminar (Master's Level)
Survey of New Testament Literature (Master's Level)
New Testament Greek (Master's Level)
Intermediate Classical Greek

 

Professional Societies; Group Memberships; Offices Held


Society of Biblical Literature

Steering Committee: Literary Aspects of the Gospels and Acts Group, 1996-1999; Synoptic Gospels Section, 2003-present
Program Unit Chair: Synoptic Gospels Section, 1997-2003

Catholic Biblical Association

Convener: "Contemporary Biblical Hermeneutics" Task Force, 1993-1998


University Service

Chair, Committee on Tenure and Promotion (2006- 2007)
Director, Aquinas Scholars Honors Program (2003- 2007)
Academic Council/Committee on Tenure and Promotion (2001- present)
University Senator (1996-99, 2004- 2006)
Director, Justice and Peace Studies Program (1997-98)
Chair, Faith and the Catholic Tradition Review Committee (1995-98)
Chair, Discipline Committee (1997-99)
Discipline Committee (1995-97)
Undergraduate Research Council (1991-93)