Dr. Mark J. Zia

  • Dr. Mark J. Zia
  • Associate Prof-Theology, Dir-Academic Enrichment
  • Theology
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Dr. Mark J. Zia is Associate Professor of Theology and Director for Academic Enrichment Programs at Benedictine College. Originally from Southern New Jersey, he began teaching for Benedictine in the Summer of 2005, after having taught theology for Franciscan University of Steubenville and Ave Maria.  In addition to his post at B.C, he is also an adjunct professor for the Bishop Helmsing Institute of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, and is engaged in the instruction of candidates for the permanent deaconate. He lives in Atchison with his wife, Julia, and they have six children.



TH 101  Introduction to Theology
TH 210  Old Testament I: Pentateuch
TH 240  New Testament I: Synoptic Gospels      
TH 315  Old Testament II: Wisdom Literature
TH 320  Sacraments and Liturgy
TH 330  Christian Marriage
TH 345  Theology of Vatican II
TH 398  Old Testament III: The Prophets
TH 398  The Gospel of John (Spring, 2011)
TH 400  Great Catholic Thinkers: John Paul II
TH 450  Senior Seminar:  Biblical Hermeneutics
TH 450  Senior Seminar:  The Role of Judaism in Salvation History
TH 450  Senior Seminar:  John Paul's Theology of the Body
TH 499  Humanae Vitae


Biblical theology; biblical inspiration and inerrancy.



“The Doctrine of Biblical Inspiration in Contemporary Anglo-American Scholarship” (diss.)  published in Rome, Italy, December, 2005.

“Marriage as a Specific Vocation to Holiness”  Homiletic and Pastoral Review, July, 2006.

“The Second Vatican Council and the Inerrancy of Scripture” Faith and Reason, Summer, 2006

“The ABCs of Biblical Inerrancy” Homiletic and Pastoral Review, March, 2007.

“Words to Live By:  The Pontificate of John Paul II and the Knights of Columbus” Columbia Magazine, April, 2007.

“What They Are Saying About Biblical Inspiration,” Paulist Press, available in early Spring, 2011.



Martial Arts (black belt);  making yummy things in the kitchen.



1997, B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
1998, M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
2001, S.T.L.,  International Theological Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family, Gaming, Austria
2005, S.T.D.,  Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy