Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament
B.A. in Philosophy & Education, St Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, 1966
S.T.B. in Theology, St Mary's Seminary & University, Baltimore, 1968
S.T.L. in School of Theology, Catholic University, 1971
Joseph Hickey-Tiernan learned from his editorial and support work with Raymond E Brown, his teacher, the power of locating the meaning of Scripture in the context of its first readers and writers. In his own subsequent work teaching and administering programs for religious professionals, Hickey-Tiernan has applied the processes of critical awareness to awakening contemporary learners to their own contextual immersion, in order to harness the spark of biblical texts arcing toward a new horizon. His interests include the co-emergence of meaning and praxis, conceptual models for post-modern understanding, and New Testament as a paradigmatic record of historic transition.