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Thomas H. Tobin, SJ, Ph.D.

Title/s: Professor

Office #: Crown Center 305

Phone: 773.508.2343

E-mail: ttobin@luc.edu

CV Link: Tobin CV


Thomas H. Tobin, S.J. has a Litt.B. (classical languages and English literature) (1967) from Xavier University; a M.A. (theology)(1973) from Loyola University Chicago; and a Ph.D.(New Testament and Christian Origins)(1980) from Harvard University. He also studied rabbinic literature for a year (1976-77) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He has been teaching at Loyola University Chicago since 1980. He is the author of four books: The Creation of Man: Philo and the History of Interpretation; Timaios of Locri, On the Nature of the World and the Soul; The Spirituality of Paul; Paul's Rhetoric in Its Contexts: The Argument of Romans; and the editor of a fifth: Of Scribes and Scrolls: Essays in Honor of the Sixtieth Birthday of John Strugnell. He has also written a number of scholarly articles. His areas of interest are the letters of Paul, Hellenistic Judaism, Hellenistic philosophy, and Gnosticism. At present he is writing a two-volume commentary on Philo's treatises Legum Allegoriae 1-3. He has been a member of the editorial boards of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Journal of Biblical Literature, and New Testament Studies. He was recently elected to the American Theological Society.

Program Areas

Paul, Philo, Hellenistic Judaism

Research Interests

Letters of Paul, Hellenistic Judaism: Philo of Alexandria, Hellenistic Philosophy, Middle Platonism, Gnosticism

Selected Publications


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