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Sr. Marion C. Moeser

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Sacred Scripture

Earned Degrees
B.A., Daemen College
M.S., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Christ the King Seminary
M.T.S., The Catholic Theological Union
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Additional Studies
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Member of the Sisters of Saint Francis, Syracuse, NY (formerly Sisters of Saint Francis of Williamsville, NY).

Principal Fields of Interests
My principal field of interest is Christianity and Judaism in the Ancient World. Within that field my concentrations have been on the Old and New Testament. However, I have also studied and taught sessions on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Church documents, and early Rabbinic Judaism’s texts. I have taught courses on Apocalyptic literature: Daniel and the Book of Revelation, the Eucharist in the New Testament and Early Church, and Women in the biblical texts.
An additional interest of mine is the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, particularly the use of Sacred Scripture in the early Franciscan documents.
In all my study I have always been concerned to discuss the theology presented in these areas/exts in the context of our modern life experiences – “where the rubber hits the road.”

Honors and Awards
Team Teaching Fellowship, The Center for Teaching and Learning, GTU. A Lilly Foundation grant to develop and employ new instructional technological media and pedagogy, 2002. Novak Award for Study in Israel, University of Notre Dame, 1992. Full tuition scholarships, University of Notre Dame, 1987-96. John A. O'Brien Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 1987-88. Outstanding Young Educator Award, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster, NY, 1976. National Science Foundation Award Mathematics (tuition and stipend), University of Notre Dame, 1964-69 (Summers). National Catholic College Honor Society, Daemen College. New York State Regents Four-Year College Scholarship.

Service Activities
Christ the King Seminary:
Academic Subcommittee of the CKS Strategic Planning Committee.

Diocese of Buffalo:
Lay Ministry Formation Program, presentations and retreat day.
Permanent Deacon Training Program.
Presentations on Scripture to priests and laity.
Ministry Advisory Council, Diocese of Buffalo, 1985-87.

Archdiocese of Washington, DC:
Parish presentations on scripture and retreat days.
Washington Theological Union: pastoral and academic presentations on scripture.

Diocese of Oakland, CA:
School of Applied Theology, Berkeley: Sabbatical Program, "The Letters of Paul.”
Permanent Deacon Formation Program
Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA: pastoral and academic presentations on scripture.

Diocese of Stockton, CA:
Lay Ministry Formation Training Program
Permanent Deacon Formation Program

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN;
Lay Ministry Formation Program

Diocese of Tulsa, OK:
Catechetical Institute, 1987: General Session and workshops on scripture

Sisters of Saint Francis of Williamsville/Syracuse, NY
“Girl Talk: The Magnificat,” opening presentation at First General Chapter of Sisters of St. Francis, Syracuse, NY, July 12, 2004.
Pastoral presentations and newsletter articles on scripture.
Chaired Coordinating Committee of General Chapter, Sisters of St. Francis, 1985-86.

Franciscans in the United States:
Committee on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, Biblical Scholars Consultation, 2003 - Present

Professional Memberships
Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1988 -.
Member of Task Force on Gospel of Mark, 2000 -.
Society of Biblical Literature, 1984 -.

Books Authored
The Anecdote: Studies in Mark, the Classical World and the Rabbis. Journal of New Testament Supplement Series, edited by Stanley Porter. Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England, 2002.

Articles Published
"Collins, Adela Yarbro." In The Encyclopedia of American Catholic Women. Edited by Michael Glazier. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming.

“Overview of Dei Verbum: Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.” In The Bible Documents: A Parish Resource, 50-57. Edited by David A. Lysik. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2001.

“Obedience from the Heart which Springs from Faith: A Reflection on Obedience in the New Testament. In Focus: Newsletter for Women and Men Interested in Church Vocations. The Center for Church Vocations, Diocese of Buffalo, 7 (1995).

Publications Edited
Senior editor, two volumes of Spirit and Life, “Franciscans and Scripture,” for the Committee on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, forthcoming.

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