Donald Senior, CP

President Emeritus, Chancellor, Professor of New Testament



STL, University of Louvain, Belgium

STD, University of Louvain, Belgium


My work has focused on the study and interpretation of the Gospels, the Pauline literature, 1 Peter, and New Testament archaeology.  Along with teaching, I have also been involved in administration of theological education and with exploration of the biblical lands in the Middle East.  I am currently working as a General Editor of a new edition of the Jerome Biblical Commentary and writing a full-length biography of noted Catholic Scripture scholar Raymond E. Brown due for publication this coming spring 2018. I am a Passionist priest, belonging to a religious community that was one of the founding members of CTU.


The Passion Series (Collegeville: Liturgical Press)


The Gospel of Matthew at the Crossroads of Early Christianity (Leuven University Press, 2011)


Why the Cross? (Nashville: Abingdon, 2014)


The Gift of Administration:  New Testament Foundations for the Vocation of Administrative Service (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2016)


Composing the Bible: How the Scriptures were Formed. (Chicago: LTP, 2016) [General Editor]


The Catholic Study Bible.  3rd fully revised edition. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

The Gospel of Matthew (Now You Know Media)


The Gospel of John  (Now You Know Media)


The Jesus of the Gospels (Now You Know Media)


The Holy Land:  A Pilgrimage Through the Footsteps of Jesus.  (Now You Know Media)

“Jesus at Table,” The Priest Magazine, (73) August 2017, pp. 10-15


“Praying with the Gospel of Matthew,” in R. Wicks (ed.), Prayer in the Catholic Tradition: A Handbook of Practical Approaches (Cincinnati: Franciscan Media, 2016) pp. 117-128.


“History and Theology in the Johannine Presentation of the Causes for the Death of Jesus: John 11:45-53 as Convergence Point,” in Paul Anderson and Felix Just, S.J., (eds.), John, Jesus, and History. 


“History and theology in the Johannine presentation of the causes for the death of Jesus: John 11:45-53 as convergence point,” in John, Jesus, and History. Vol. 3, Glimpses of Jesus through the Johannine Lens (Atlanta/Leiden, SBL Press/E.J. Brill, 2016).


“Preaching the Mystery of Faith and the New Evangelization,” in Michael E. Connors (ed.), To All the World: Preaching and the New Evangelization (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2016), pp. 75-86.


“How Do I Love Thee? – A Biblical Reflection,” Human Development, Autumn 2016 issue; pp. 16-25.


Fr. Senior is the General Editor of the journal, The Bible Today and writes a weekly syndicated column for The Chicago Catholic newspaper entitled, “Perspectives on Scripture.”