Dr. Matthew Ramage

Dr. Matthew Ramage

Adjunct Professor of Sacred Scripture

Dr. Matthew Ramage is an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary and is also Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS.

Dr. Ramage is author, contributing author, or translator of over a dozen books, including the monographs Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and Thomas Aquinas (CUA Press, 2013), Jesus, Interpreted: Benedict XVI, Bart Ehrman, and the Historical Truth of the Gospels (CUA Press, 2017), The Experiment of Faith: Pope Benedict XVI on Living the Theological Virtues in a Secular Age (CUA Press, 2020), and a forthcoming textbook on ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. His research and writing concentrates on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI, biblical hermeneutics, interreligious affairs, and the relationship of faith and science. His current writing project is a book tentatively titled From the Dust of the Earth: Benedict XVI, the Bible, and the Science of Human Origins.

In addition to his books, Dr. Ramage’s work has appeared in a number of scholarly journals including Nova et Vetera, Letter and Spirit, Scientia et Fides, Scripta Theologica, Cithara, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review as well as popular online venues such as Strange Notions, The Gregorian Institute, Crisis, and the Word on Fire Institute’s Evangelization and Culture. You can find interviews with Dr. Ramage at news outlets including the National Catholic Register and First Things, EWTN radio’s Catholic Answers Live, and EWTN’s television program Catholicism on Campus. His Thomistic Institute lectures are available online as well.

When he is not teaching or writing, Dr. Ramage enjoys hiking with his wife and five children, tending his orchard, and traveling abroad to learn, lecture, and lead educational trips.

For more information on Dr. Ramage’s work and for his complete CV, visit www.matthewramage.com.

Education

Ph.D., Systematic Theology (minor: Biblical Studies), Ave Maria University

M.A., Theology & Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville

B.A., Religious Studies (minor: Philosophy), University of Illinois

Representative Publications 

The Experiment of Faith: Pope Benedict XVI on Living the Theological Virtues in a Secular Age (CUA Press, 2020).

Jesus, Interpreted: Benedict XVI, Bart Ehrman, and the Historical Truth of the Gospels (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2016).

Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and Thomas Aquinas. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2013).

“The Reception of St. Paul in the Works of Joseph Ratzinger.” Letter and Spirit 11 (2016).

“Benedict XVI’s Hermeneutic of Reform: Towards a Rapprochement of the Magisterium and Modern Biblical Criticism.” Forthcoming in Nova et Vetera 14.3 (2016).

Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus & the Substance of Catholic Doctrine: Towards a Realization of Benedict XVI’s ‘Hermeneutic of Reform.’” Nova et Vetera 14.1 (2016).

“Papieża Benedykta XVI Teologia Piękna a Nowa Ewangelizacja.” Roczniki Teologiczne LXII, zeszyt 12 (2015): 175-189. Polish translation of Ramage,

“Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization” (Homiletic and Pastoral Review, January 2015), by Maciej Baron.

“Integral Ecology and the Ecological Virtues in Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (December 2015).

“How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: The Problem of Divine Violence as Considered in Recent Curial Documents” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (July 2015).

“Benedict XVI, Catholic Doctrine, and the Problem of an Imminent Parousia.”  Josephinum Journal of Theology 21.1 (2015).

“Christian Discernment of Divine Revelation: Benedict XVI and the International Theological Commission on the Dark Passages of the Old Testament.” Scripta Theologica 47 (2015): 71-83.

“Violence Is Incompatible with the Nature of God: Benedict, Aquinas, and Method C Exegesis of the ‘Dark’ Passages of the Bible.”  Nova et Vetera 13.1 (2015).

“Pope Benedict XVI’s Theology of Beauty and the New Evangelization.”  Homiletic and Pastoral Review (January 2015).

“Benedict XVI and Freedom in Obedience to the Truth: A Key for the New Evangelization.”  Homiletic and Pastoral Review (May 2014).

“Jesus’ Infancy through the Eyes of Benedict XVI.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review (December 2013).

Memberships

Academy of Catholic Theology

Society of Biblical Literature

Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

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