Fr. Jerome Neyrey, SJ
In his more than six decades of service to the Church, Fr. Jerry Neyrey, SJ, has established himself as a theological scholar. He is also one of the most prolific Jesuit authors in the United States.
He taught theology for more than 30 years, primarily at the University of Notre Dame, as well as Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., and the Weston Jesuit Community in Cambridge, Mass.
His most recent assignments are as a retreat and spiritual director and pastoral minister.
Father Neyrey has always understood his priestly ministry in terms of “Service of the Word,” and his long list of publications speaks to his commitment to what he feels has been God’s calling for him.
Calling Jesus Names: The Social Value of Labels in Matthew. (With Bruce J. Malina) Sonoma, CA: Polebridge, 1988.
An Encomium for Jesus. Luke, Rhetoric, and the Story of Jesus. Sheffield University Press, 2020
First Timothy, Second Timothy, Titus, James, First Peter, Second Peter, Jude. Collegeville Bible Commentary, 9. Collegeville, MN: Collegeville, 1983.
The Gospel of John in Cultural and Rhetorical Perspective. Eerdmans, 2009
How Do You Read? Social-Science Interpretations of the New Testament, co-edited with Eric Stewart.
Imagining Jesus . . . In His Own Culture. Wipf & Stock, 2018
Portraits of Paul: An Archaeology of Ancient Personality. (With Bruce J. Malina) Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1996.
The Social World of Luke-Acts. Models for Interpretation. Editor. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1991.
Southern Jesuit Biographies. Pastors and Preachers, Builders and Teachers of the New Orleans Province. Acadian Publishing House, 2015
New Testament: General
“Prayer, In Other Words: A Social Science Model for Interpreting Prayers.” Pp. 349-80 in John J. Pilch, ed., Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible: Essays by the Context Group in Honor of Bruce J. Malina. Leiden: Brill, 2001
“Other Urban Christians: The Cities of Revelation 1-3,” BTB 51 (2021) 132-148
“A City and the Cities of Revelation” [forthcoming in William S. Kurz festschrift]
The Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Matthew
“Deception, Ambiguity, and Revelation: Matthew’s Judgmental Scenes in Social-Science Perspective.” Pp. 199-230 in eds. Alan Avery-Peck, Daniel Harrington and Jacob Neusner, When Judaism and Christianity Began. Leiden: Brill, 2004.
“Loss of Wealth, Loss of Family and Loss of Honor: A Cultural Interpretation of the Original Four Makarisms.” In Modelling Early Christianity: Social-Scientific Studies of the New Testament in Its Context, 139-58. P. F. Esler, ed. London: Routledge, 1995.
Luke/Acts of the Apostles
“Luke’s Social Location of Paul: Cultural Anthropology and the Status of Paul in Acts.” History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts, 251-79. B. Witherington III. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996.
“Acts 17, Epicureans and Theodicy: A Study in Stereotypes.” In Greeks, Romans, and Christians: Essays Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, 118-34. D. L. Balch and W. A. Meeks. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.
The Gospel of John
“Role and Status in the Fourth Gospel: Cutting Through Confusion.” Pp. 36-56 in Calvin J. Roetzel and Robert L. Foster, The Impartiality of God. Essays in Biblical Studies in Honor of Jouette M. Bassler. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2007.
“The ‘Ten’ Commandments in the Gospel of John,” Biblica 102 (2021) 248-269
“The Footwashing in John 13:6-11: Transformation Ritual or Ceremony?” In The Social World of the First Christians: Essays in Honor of Wayne A. Meeks, 198-213. L. M. White and O. L. Yarbrough. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.
“Rhetoric and the Prologue of John: An Invitation to a New Conversation” Biblica 101 (2020) 372-395
“The Social Location of Paul: Education as the Key.” Pp. 126-64 in David B. Gowler, L. Gregory Bloomquist, and Duane F. Watson, eds., Fabrics of Discourse. Essays in Honor of Vernon K. Robbins. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2003
“Syncrisis and Encomium: Reading Hebrews through Greek Rhetoric” CBQ 82 (2020) 276-299
“Was Jesus a Monotheist? Conversation with Cultural Studies” BTB 49 (2019) 132-145
“‘How Does This Man Have Learning, Since He is without Education’” BTB 48 (2018) 85-96
“Good and Bad Use Depends on How One Reads” [forthcoming from Listening]