Reading the Apostle, the Doctor, and the Pope: An interview with Dr. Matthew Levering | Ignatius Insight | January 30, 2009
Dr. Matthew Levering is associate professor of theology and director of the Graduate Program in Theology at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida; he has taught at Ave Maria University since 2000. During 2006-2007, he held the Myser Fellowship at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. He is also associate editor of Sapientia Press, and serves as co-editor of the English version of the international philosophical and theological journal, Nova et Vetera. Noted Thomistic scholar Romanus Cessario, O.P., has described Dr. Levering as "one of the most promising of young Thomists" in the United States.
Dr. Levering is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous books, including Christ's Fulfillment of Torah and Temple: Salvation According to Thomas Aquinas (University of Notre Dame Press, 2002), Scripture and Metaphysics: Aquinas and the Renewal of Trinitarian Theology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004), Sacrifice and Community: Jewish Offering and Christian Eucharist (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005), Holy People, Holy Land: A Theological Introduction to the Bible (with Dr. Michael Dauphinais; Brazos Press, 2005), Participatory Biblical Exegesis (University of Notre Dame, 2008), and Vatican II: Renewal Within Tradition (editor, with Matthew L. Lamb; Oxford, 2008). He also co-authored A Study Guide for Joseph Ratzinger's (Pope Benedict XVI) Jesus of Nazareth, published by Ignatius Press.
Carl E. Olson, editor of Ignatius Insight, recently interviewed Dr. Levering about a variety of topics, including the upcoming conference sponsored by the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal, the year of St. Paul, St. Thomas Aquinas, Scriptural exegesis, and Pope Benedict XVI.
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