Thomas D. Stegman S.J.



“The Meaning of Scripture, Then and Now: Interpreting the Bible in the Church” (Pontifical Biblical Commission, 1993)

Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., is associate professor of New Testament at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He is chair of the Ecclesiastical Faculty and holds the title “Professor Ordinarius” in that faculty. He is a priest of the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus. Born in Newton, Kansas, he was raised 200 miles west of here in Holdrege, Nebraska.

Fr. Stegman holds an M.A. in Philosophy from Marquette University, an M.Div. and S.T.L. in Old Testament from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Emory University, where he wrote his dissertation under the direction of Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson. He is the author of The Character of Jesus: The Linchpin to Paul’s Argument in 2 Corinthians, published by the Pontifical Biblical Institute Press in the Analecta Biblica series. He wrote the commentary on 2 Corinthians in the Catholic Commentary of Sacred Scripture series published by Baker Academic. He co-edited a volume of essays on the reuse and appropriation of biblical texts and traditions, and is the author of two forthcoming books by Paulist Press, New Testament Perspectives of Faith and Holy Ones, Called to Be Holy (a treatment of life in the Spirit in Paul’s writings). In addition to publishing in professional journals like Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Novum Testamentum, and Theological Studies, Fr. Stegman also writes for more popular venues, including The Pastoral Review, where he is a regular contributor. He is currently working on a commentary on Paul’s letter to the Romans.