John Paul Heil

Academic Area

  • Biblical Studies
  • School

  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Expertise

  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Gospel of John
  • Letters of Paul
  • Hebrews
  • Catholic Epistles
  • The Book of Revelation
  • Biography

    Member of the Catholic Biblical Association, Society of Biblical Literature, and Society of New Testament Studies.

    John Paul Heil is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Ordained in 1974, he studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, where he received his Doctorate in Sacred Scripture in 1979. After teaching at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis for 27 years, he joined the faculty of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at CUA in 2006.

    His early career focused on the Gospels and the Letters of Paul, resulting in the publication of several articles and monographs. More recently his focus has been on the worship dimension of the New Testament. This has resulted in monographs on worship in the Letters of Paul, Hebrews, James, 1-2 Peter and Jude, and the Book of Revelation.

    Books

    Worship in the Letter to the Hebrews. Cascade Books. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2011.

    The Letter of James: Worship to Live By. Cascade Books. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012.

    1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude: Worship Matters. Cascade Books. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2013.

    The Book of Revelation: Worship for Life in the Spirit of Prophecy. Cascade Books. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2014.

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