The Catholic University of America

Hellen Mardaga, Ph.D.
– Assistant Professor of New Testament




Hellen Mardaga was born in Ukkel, Belgium, and received a Masters degree in Theology at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium in 2002 and a PhD and STD in Biblical Studies in 2006, specializing in John and the Synoptics. From 2007 until 2008 she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. From 2002 until 2007 she was appointed by Cardinal Danneels and the Bishops conference as Director of the Leo XIII-seminary in Leuven. She also worked on a Forthcoming exegetical tool entitled "The Lukan Vocabulary". Next to that she is author of several articles on the gospel of John.


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Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-6885
Fax: 202-319-5704

Areas of Expertise

  • The Gospel of John

  • The Synoptic Gospels

  • The Vocabulary of Luke

  • New Testament Philology

  • The use of Biblical Themes in Popular Religious Thrillers

Latest Publications

H. Mardaga, 'Reli-thrillers' en hun spannende complottheorieen over Jezus en Maria Magdalena, in Collationes 38 (2008) 314-347. [Engl. Transl. Reli-thrillers and their thrilling conspiracy theories about Jesus and Mary Magdalene]

H. Mardaga, The Meaning and Function of the Threefold Repetition 'ego eimi' in Jn 18,5-6.8. The fulfillment of Jesus' protecting love on the eve of his death, in G. Van Belle (ed.), The Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel (BETL 200), Leuven, 2007, 761-768.


TRS 210: Introduction to the New Testament

TRS 609: The Gospel According to John



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