Andrew Swafford | Benedictine College

Dr. Andrew Swafford

Dr. Andrew Swafford

Position Title: Associate Professor
Department: Theology
Office: Ferrell Academic Center 311
Phone: 913.360.7797
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Andrew Swafford is Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College. He is general editor and contributor to The Great Adventure Catholic Bible published by Ascension Press and host of the DVD series (and author of the companion book) Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant as well as author and host of Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, both published by Ascension. Andrew is author of Nature and Grace; John Paul II to Aristotle and Back Again; and Spiritual Survival in the Modern World. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and a master’s degree in Old Testament & Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Academy of Catholic Theology, and a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. He lives with his wife Sarah and their five children in Atchison, KS.

CLASSES REGULARLY TAUGHT

THEO-1100 Intro to Theology

THEO-2000 Christian Moral Life

THEO-2100 Old Testament I (Pentateuch)

THEO-3100 Old Testament II (Wisdom)

THEO-3110 Old Testament III (Prophets)

THEO-2150 New Testament I (Synoptic Gospels)

EVCA-3200 Divine Pedagogy (Catechesis in Scripture)

EVCA-3400 Papacy and the New Evangelization

Special Topics Classes

Historical Jesus & Christian Origins

Nature & Grace

Developments in Catholic Biblical Scholarship

St. John Paul II

Biblical Hebrew

EDUCATION

BA in Philosophy, Benedictine College (2004)

BA in Religious Studies, Benedictine College (2004)

Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), University of St. Mary of the Lake (May 2007)

M.A. in Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2009)

Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), University of St. Mary of the Lake (2012)

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Biblical Theology (Old and New Testaments)

Nature & Grace, Matthias J. Scheeben

Thomistic-Aristotelian Thought

John Paul II

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

DVD Series

“Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant.” Eight-part series, with Jeff Cavins. Ascension Press, 2020.

“Romans: The Gospel of Salvation.” Eight-part series, with Jeff Cavins. Ascension Press, 2019.

Books

Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant. West Chester, PA: Ascension, 2020 (companion book to eight-part DVD series).

Romans: Gospel of Salvation. West Chester, PA: Ascension, 2019 (companion book to eight-part DVD series).

General editor and contributor (with Mary Healy, Peter Williamson, and Jeff Cavins), The Great Adventure Catholic Bible. West Chester, PA: Ascension, 2018.

Spiritual Survival in the Modern World: Insights from C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016).

John Paul II to Aristotle and Back Again: A Christian Philosophy of Life (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2015).

Nature and Grace: A New Approach to Thomistic Ressourcement (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014).

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