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School of Theology and Ministry

Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

professor of new testament

Reflections on Dan's life have been shared by:
Boston College, BC Chronicle, The Pilot, Christopher Matthews, Fr. James Keenan, S.J., Fr. Thomas Massaro S.J. and Jesuit School of Theology, Fr. Peter Folan, S.J. (STM '13), Fr. James Martin, S.J. (Weston Jesuit '99), and Br. Matthew Janeczko, OFM Cap. (STM '14).

Areas of Interest:
Include the interpretation of the Bible in antiquity and today, Second Temple Judaism, the Dead Sea scrolls, biblical theology, biblical languages, the Synoptic Gospel, Pauline theology, and the book of Revelation.

A member of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Harrington has served as editor of New Testament Abstracts since 1972. He also edited the eighteen-volume Sacra Pagina series of New Testament Commentaries for Liturgical Press and wrote “The Word “ column for America magazine for three years. He is a pastoral associate at St.Agnes in Arlington and at St. Peter’s in Cambridge, and lives with the Faber Jesuit community on Foster Street.

View Fr. Harrington's Encore Events Videos:


TM 540- Introduction to the New Testament
TM 862- Post-Exilic Books
TM 573- Intermediate Greek
TM 861 Jesus and Hermeneutics
TM 573- Intermediate Greek
TM 863- Biblical Aramaic
TM 535- Wisdom Literature
TM 541- The Gospel of Matthew
TM 547- Apocalyptic Literature
TM 762- John and Virtue Ethics (with Keenan, S.J.)


  • Historical Dictionary of Jesus (Scarecrow, 2010)
  • Jesus the Revelation of the Father’s Love (Our Sunday Visitor, 2010)
  • Meeting St. Matthew Today (Loyola Press, 2010)
  • Paul and Virtue Ethics (with Keenan, S.J.; Rowman & Littlefield)
  • Meeting St. Luke Today (Loyola Press, 2009)
  • JESUS AND PRAYER: WHAT THE NEW TESTAMENT TEACHES US (Ijamsville, Maryland: Word-Among-Us Press, 2009)
  • Why Do We Suffer? A Scriptural Approach to the Human Condition (Franklin, WI: Sheed & Ward, 2000)
  • The Church According to the New Testament (Franklin, WI: Sheed & Ward, 2001)
  • The Gospel of Mark (with John Donahue) (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2002)
  • Jesus and Virtue Ethics (with James Keenan) (Chicago: Sheed & Ward, 2002)
  • 1 Peter, Jude, and 2 Peter (with Donald Senior) (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2003)
  • What Are They Saying About Mark? (New York: Paulist, 2004)
  • What Are They Saying About the Letter to the Hebrews (New York: Paulist, 2005)
  • Jesus Ben Sira of Jerusalem: A Biblical Guide to Living Wisely (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2005)
  • How Do Catholics Read the Bible? (Lanham, MD: Sheed & Ward/Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)
  • The Letter to the Hebrews (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2006)
  • What Are We Hoping For? New Testament Images (Liturgical Press, 2006)
  • Jesus: A Historical Portrait (Cincinnati: St. Anthony Messenger, 2007)
  • Why Do We Hope? Images in the Psalms (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2008)
  • Meeting St. Paul Today (Chicago: Loyola Press, 2008)