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Paul Niskanen

Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union
Office
JRC 106
Phone
(651) 962-5313
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5313
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
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.

 

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DVSS 800 - 01 Interpretation of the Bible M T W R F - - 0800 - 1200 BEC 108

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

BEC 108

Course Registration Number:

30438 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John W. Martens, Paul V. Niskanen

This course will investigate the principles of Catholic biblical interpretation through an examination of the key Church documents that have addressed this question. The history of biblical interpretation within the Church, liturgical usage, and contemporary theological reflection will also provide contexts for addressing the question of what it means to interpret the Bible in the Church.

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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DVSS 501 - 01 Old Testament M - - - - - - 1815 - 2115 BEC 101

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1815 - 2115

Location:

BEC 101

Course Registration Number:

42810 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul V. Niskanen

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - L03 Old Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 MCH 118

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

MCH 118

Course Registration Number:

40350 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - L04 Old Testament - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 207

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 207

Course Registration Number:

40351 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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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Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location