Michael G. Azar, PhD

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Associate Professor of Theology/Religious Studies

michael.azar@scranton.edu 

Michael G. Azar holds a PhD in New Testament from Fordham University (2013) and an MA in theology from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (2005).  His current research focuses on ancient and modern Christian-Jewish interaction, particularly in light of Orthodox Christian hermeneutics and historic presence in the Holy Land. His other scholarly pursuits focus on New Testament studies, especially apocalyptic thought and the "parting of the ways," as well as the effects that contemporary sociopolitical policies have on scholarly understandings of the ancient world. He is currently a Faculty Fellow at the Gail and Francis Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities (University of Scranton) and an NEH Faculty Fellow at the Orthodox Christian Studies Center (Fordham University). His research is supported by a CCD Grant from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Biblical Association.