Mary R. D’Angelo is Professor Emerita at the University of Notre Dame. She lectures and writes on New Testament, Christian Origins and Women’s Studies. Her areas of interest are women and gender in antiquity, ancient Jewish and Christian exegesis, and imperial politics as a context of ancient Jewish and Christian writings, as well as the contemporary use of scripture in liturgy and spirituality. She is the author of Moses in the Letter to the Hebrews. With Ross S. Kraemer she was co-editor of and a major contributor to Women and Christian Origins; with Anne Anderson, she co-edited Crossroads in Christology: Essays in Honor of Ellen Leonard. She has published numerous articles in scholarly and pastoral books and journals. Her current projects include a feminist commentary on 1 Corinthians and a project investigating Roman imperial moral propaganda as a context of Jewish and Christian “family values,” an endeavor that  has been supported by a Luce Theological Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. She served on the editorial board of Journal of Biblical Literature for twelve years and on the board of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly for six years. She was the recipient of a Mentoring Award from the Society of Biblical Literature Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession in 2005.

She has taught at universities and schools of theology in the U.S. and Canada, including Villanova University, Toronto School of Theology and Maryknoll School of Theology. Recently retired from the University of Notre Dame, she is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.



August 6, 2017

Feast of the Transfiguration

The victory and reign of the human figure of Daniel, the “son of man” of Matthew, seem very far away. Yet the vision of God’s reign is a reminder that God’s great good news is for the multitudes in this world as well as the next. The transfiguration pushes us to hope and commitment...

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