Rev. Frank Matera, Ph.D.
Ordinary Professor of New Testament
The Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies
Synoptic Gospels, Pauline Letters, New Testament Theology
A priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Frank Matera was born in New Britain Connecticut. He studied at Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, St. Bernard Seminary in Rochester, and at the Catholic University of Louvain, where he received his M.A. After several years of parish work, he pursued doctoral studies at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, where he received his Ph.D. in 1981. His dissertation, The Kingship of Jesus: Composition and Theology in Mark 15 was subsequently published by Scholars Press. Professor Matera taught at St. John's Seminary in Boston from 1982-87 and has taught at the Catholic University of America since 1988. A student of Paul, he is the author of commentaries on Romans, Galatians, and 2 Corinthians. Interested in the theological dimension of the New Testament, he has published works on the Passion Narratives, New Testament Ethics, New Testament Christology and the Theology of the New Testament. He has recently completed a book on Pauline Theology entitled God’s Saving Grace, which will be published by Eerdmans in the Fall of 2012.