Dean School of Theology and Ministry; Professor of Biblical Studies
- B.A. (St. Joseph’s College, New York)
- M.A. (Providence College, R. I.)
- S.T.B.(Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy)
- S.S.L. (Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy)
- S.T.D. (Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy)
- "The Prophets and the Social and Ecological Consequences of the Monarchy," in eds. M. Mann - J. Gates, Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination. (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2012), 17-35.
- "Baptism-based Allegiance and the Divisions at Corinth: A Re-examination of 1 Cor 1:13-17," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71 (4/2009) 813-29.
- Ethics, Ecclesiology and Church Discipline: A Rhetorical Analysis of 1 Corinthians 5 (Tesi Gregoriana, 32; Rome: Gregorian University Press, 1997) 234 pp.
Dr. Pascuzzi is a native of Brooklyn New York. Prior to her arrival at St. Thomas University in July 2012 to assume her appointment as Dean, Dr. Pascuzzi’s most recent tenure was at the University of San Diego where she taught biblical studies for twelve years. Before that she taught in the M.A. M.Div. and D. Min programs at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, NY and St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, N.Y.
Dr. Pascuzzi is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association of America. She serves on a number of professional committees and boards including the international advisory board of the Irish Theological Quarterly.
Research and Teaching:
Dr. Pascuzzi’s research focuses on earliest Christianity and the texts produced by and for the first believers, with special attention to the letters of Paul. In her book, Ethics, Ecclesiology and Church Discipline: A Rhetorical Analysis of 1 Corinthians 5, (1997) she examined the persuasive strategies Paul employed to move former pagans to adopt patterns of behavior appropriate to their new Christian status. In 1 and 2 Corinthians. A Commentary, (2005) she studied Paul’s rhetorical strategies and theological message throughout the entire Corinthian correspondence. She has also lectured and published on Paul’s views on the Law and the Jewish people, on the role of women in earliest Christianity and, more recently, on Paul’s thought and praxis as they evidence opposition to the prevailing ‘gospel’ of the Roman Empire. She is currently writing A Companion to Paul due out in 2013.
Dr. Pascuzzi teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Biblical Studies, the Letters of Paul, the Gospel of John, Church Order in the New Testament, Luke-Acts. She has also taught Biblical Hebrew and Greek and conducted summer study courses in Israel.
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