Faculty & Staff


Faculty & Staff

  

Thomas Scheck

Assistant Professor
Thomas Scheck
Education: B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Iowa
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 280-1637

Biography

Thomas P. Scheck, Ph.D. is assistant professor of classics and theology. He previously taught Scripture in Ave Maria University's Institute for Pastoral Theology. Dr. Scheck's dissertation has been published under the title: Origen and the History of Justification. He has also translated several works of the Church Fathers: Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, St. Jerome's Commentary on Matthew, Origen's Homilies on Numbers, Pamphilus's Apology for Origen, and Origen's Homilies on Ezekiel. His research interests include the reception of the Church Fathers in the West and the theology of Erasmus of Rotterdam. He has recently completed a book on Erasmus's theological polemics with Martin Luther. He holds the degrees of B.A. from Moody Bible Institute, M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Religion, Classics and Philosophy.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. THOMAS P. SCHECK

Assistant Professor of Classics and Theology

Ave Maria University

 

PH.D., University of Iowa, 2004 (Interdisciplinary Studies: Religion, Classics and Philosophy)

 

CURRICULUM VITAE                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Education

1982-84           Iowa State University

1984-87           Moody Bible Institute, BA, Bible/Theology (1987)

1987-89           Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Master of Divinity, magna cum laude(1989)

1999-2004       University of Iowa, Ph.D. (2004)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

            Books

·         Origen and the History of Justification: The Legacy of Origen’s Commentary on Romans. Notre Dame, Indiana: The University of Notre Dame Press, 2008.

 

            Translations           

·         St. Jerome. Commentaries on Galatians, Titus and Philemon. Notre Dame, IN.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.

·         St. Pamphilus. Apology for Origen. The Fathers of the Church 120. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2010.

·         Origen. Homilies on Ezekiel. Ancient Christian Writers. Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2009.

·         Origen. Homilies on Numbers. Ancient Christian Texts. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2009.

·         St. Jerome. Commentary on Matthew. The Fathers of the Church 117. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2008.

·         Origen. Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, 2 vols. The Fathers of the Church, series, volumes 103 & 104. Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2001-02.

 

Articles

           

·         “Origen, Tradition, and Erasmus’s Edition of Origen.” Forthcoming in: Tradition and the Rule of Faith: Festschrift for Joseph T. Lienhard. Ed. Ron Rombs. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2010.

·         “Pelagius’s Interpretation of Romans.” Handbook on St. Paul in the Middle Ages. Edited by S. Cartwright. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

·         “Origen’s Interpretation of Romans.” Handbook on St. Paul in the Middle Ages. Edited by S. Cartwright. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

·         “The Polemics of John Heigham and Richard Montagu and the Rise of English Arminianism.” Recusant History (May 2008), pp. 12-27.

·         “Walter Bauer’s Rechtgläubigkeit und Ketzerei im ältesten Christentum.”Reviewed by Walther Völker. Introduced, translated and annotated by Thomas P. Scheck. Journal of Early Christian Studies 14.4 (2006) 399-405.

·         “William of St. Thierry’s Reception of Origen’s Exegesis of Romans.” Adamantius 10 (2004) pp. 238-258.

·         “Justification by Faith Alone in Origen’s Commentary on Romans and its Reception During the Reformation Era.” In: Origeniana Octava: Origen and the Alexandrian Tradition. Papers of the 8th International Origen Congress, Pisa, 27-31 August 2001, 2 vols., ed. L. Perrone (Louvain: Peeters, 2003), 2: 1277-1288.

·         “Law.” In: The Westminster Handbook to Origen. John A. McGuckin, ed.. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Academic Appointments

 

·         2008 Assistant Professor of Classics and Theology, Ave Maria University

·         2006 Assistant Professor in Pastoral Theology, Ave Maria University

·         2004 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame

 

            Fellowships, Post-PhD Teaching Experience

 

·         2007-2008 Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame

·         2006-2007 Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame

·         2004-2006 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, The Jacques Maritain Center, The University of Notre Dame

·         2004-2005 Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Notre Dame, Classics Department

·         2004-2005 Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Notre Dame, Department of Theology

·         2005-2006 Instructor in Latin and German, Trinity (High) School at Greenlawn, South Bend, Indiana

·         2004 Appointed Senior Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

·         2003-2004 Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship. The University of Iowa

 

Courses Taught (post Ph.D.)

 

·         Directed Readings: Origen (THEO 697). Ave Maria University. Fall 2008

·         Elementary Latin 101/102. Ave Maria University. 2008/09; 2009/10; Elementary and Intensive Latin, Summer 2009.

·         New Testament II: Luke-Acts. Ave Maria University. Spring 2008, Spring 2009

·         Old Testament I: Introduction to the Old Testament. Ave Maria University. Fall 2007

·         New Testament I: Introduction to the New Testament. Ave Maria University. Spring 2007, Spring 2008

·         New Testament II: The Epistles of Saint Paul. Ave Maria University. Spring 2007, Spring 2008

·         Old Testament II: Literature of Hellenistic Judaism. Ave Maria University. Fall 2006, Fall 2007

·         Introduction to Latin. International Catholic University (Distance Education Course on DVD), 2006

·         Beginning Latin, Beginning German. Trinity School, South Bend, 2005-06

·         Intermediate Latin, Beginning Greek. University of Notre Dame, Summer 2005, Fall 2004

·         Foundations of Theology. University of Notre Dame, Fall 2004

 

Conference Papers and Public Presentations

 

·         “St. Jerome Interpretation of Paul’s Conflict with Peter at Antioch (Gal 2:11-14) and Augustine’s Response.” North American Patristics Society, May 2009, Chicago.

·         “Introduction to St. Paul,” and “St. Paul’s Knowledge of the Gospel Tradition.” Two evening talks at: St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Augusta, Michigan. May 14 & June 13, 2008.

·         “Origen’s Interpretation of Romans.” North American Patristics Society Meeting, May 2008. Chicago.

·         “Pamphilus of Caesarea’s Apology for Origen (309): Its Purpose and Aims.” North American Patristics Society Meeting. May 25, 2006. Chicago.

·         “The Evidence for Augustine’s Use of the Origen-Rufinus Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans.” North American Patristics Society Meeting. June 4, 2005. Chicago.

·         “Pelagius’s Use of the Origen-Rufinus Commentary on Romans.” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting. May 29, 2004. Loyola University of Chicago.

·         “William of St. Thierry’s Reception of Origen’s Exegesis of Romans.” Congress on Medieval Studies. May 7, 2004. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

·         “The Authority of Augustine in Erasmus’s Catholic Apologetics, or McSorley: Right or Wrong?” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. October 31, 2003. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

·         “Phillip Melanchthon’s Reception of Origen’s Exegesis of Romans.” American Society of Church History meeting, January 3, 2003. Chicago.

·         “The First Printed Editions of Origen’s Commentary on Romans: Salodianus (Venice, 1506), Merlin (Paris, 1512), and Erasmus (Basel, 1536).” North American Patristic Society Annual Meeting, May 23-25, 2002, Loyola University, Chicago.

·         “The Authority of Augustine in Erasmus’s Catholic Apologetics.” American Catholic Historical Association, Spring Meeting, March 15-16, 2002. University of Portland, Portland, Oregon.

·         “The Importance of the Delarue Edition of Origen (1733/59).” South Central Society for 18th -Century Studies, 27th Annual Meeting, February 21-23, 2002, South Padre Island, Texas.

·         “Justification by Faith Alone in Origen’s Commentary on Romans and its Reception During the Reformation Era.”  Colloquium Origenianum Octavum: Origen and the Alexandrian Tradition, August 27-3,1 2001, Pisa, Italy.

·         “Philo, Paul, and Origen on the ‘Mercy Seat’ (Ex 25.17; Rom 3.25).” North American Patristic Society Annual Meeting, May 24-26, 2001, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois.

·         “Origen’s Interpretation of Romans.” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, May 22, 2008, Chicago, Illinois.

·         “Introduction to St. Paul,” “St. Paul’s Knowledge of the Gospel Traditions,” Talk at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Augusta, Michigan, May 14 & 28, 2008.

 

Book Reviews, et al

           

·         Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration. Translated from German by Adrian J. Walker. New York: Doubleday, 2007. In: Nova et Vetera (2009).

·         Henri de Lubac, History and Spirit: The Understanding of Scripture according to Origen. Translated by Anne Englund Nash with Greek and Latin translation by Juvenal Merriell of the Oratory. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2007. In: Nova et Vetera(2009).

·         Reviewed an article submission for Journal of Early Christian Studies entitled: “Rufinus of Aquileia and Alexandrian Afterlives: Translation of Origenism.” December 2008.

·         Mark Reasoner, Romans in Full Circle: A History of Interpretation (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005). In: Journal of Early Christian Studies 14.3 (Fall 2006), pp. 379-381.

·         Maureen Beyer Moser, Teacher of Holiness: The Holy Spirit in Origen’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. In: Journal of Early Christian Studies14.1 (2006), pp. 122-24.

·         J. A. McGuckin, ed. The Westminster Handbook to Origen. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004. In: Adamantius 11 (2005), pp. 526-529.

·         M. Simonetti, ed. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Matthew 1-13, Matthew 14-28. 2 vols. Downers Grove: Intervarsity 2002. In: Journal of Early Christian Studies 12.3 (Fall 2004), pp. 380-382.

·         Origen. Homilies on Joshua, translated by Barbara J. Bruce, edited by Cynthia White (The Fathers of the Church. A New Translation,105), The Catholic University of America Press, Washington D.C. 2002. In: Adamantius 10 (2004), pp. 473-474.

·         Elizabeth Van Diver, ed. Luther’s Lives: Two Contemporary Accounts of Martin Luther (Manchester 2002). In: Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook (2003), pp. 111-118.

·         In Memoriam John C. Olin (7 October 1915-6 June 2000). In: Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 21 (2001), pp. 90-93.

·         Abraham Friesen, Erasmus, the Anabaptists, and the Great Commission (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998). In: Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 20 (2000) 82-87.

·         Timothy J. Wengert, Human Freedom, Christian Righteousness: Philip Melanchthon’s Exegetical Dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998). In: Trinity Journal 20 (1999) 111-116.

·         The Edition of St. Jerome. The Collected Works of Erasmus, vol. 61., ed., trans., and annot. by James F. Brady and John C. Olin (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992). In: Trinity Journal 14 (1993) 79-85.

 

Works in Progress

 

            Translations & Books

·         St. Jerome’s Commentary on Isaiah

·         Erasmus’s Edition of Origen (1536). Introduced, translated and annotated by Thomas P. Scheck. Forthcoming: The Collected Works of Erasmus, volume 62 (Patristic Scholarship). Edited by Hilmar Pabel. The University of Toronto Press.

·         Book manuscript: Erasmus the Catholic Apologist.