In 2014, William and Lois McEssy established a Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization to foster evangelism training at Mundelein Seminary. It enables the seminary to invite a distinguished scholar to come to Mundelein and share the fruits of his or her scholarship with faculty, seminarians and graduate students.  We are pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Hahn as the McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology.


Dr. Scott Hahn is the McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He is also the Founder and President of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a research and educational center which promotes scripture study in the Catholic tradition. Dr. Hahn also holds the Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.  He is the author, co-author or editor of over forty books, including Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church; Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI; Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God’s Saving Promises; Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture (1300-1700); The Catholic Bible Dictionary; Letter and Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology; Evangelizing Catholic: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization; The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth. Dr. Hahn is also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature; Catholic Biblical Association; Catholic Theological Society of America; Fellowship of Catholic Scholars; North American Patristic Society; Society of Catholic Social Scientists; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Hahn received a B.A. from Grove City College (Theology, Philosophy, Economics), a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. (Systematic Theology) from Marquette University.  Scott has been married to his wife, Kimberly, for 35 years; they have six children and ten grand-children.

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