Dr. Timothy Carmody Authors Second Book, "The Gospel of Mark: Question by Question"

Thu, 05/13/2010 (All day)

May 13, 2010

MOBILE, Ala. – Spring Hill College professor of theology Dr. Timothy R. Carmody has written his second book for Paulist Press, “The Gospel of Mark: Question by Question.” Spring Hill College will host a book signing and brief author’s talk during the Summer Institute of Christian Spirituality Wednesday, June 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gautrelet Room in the Lucey Administration Center on campus.

Carmody joined the Spring Hill College faculty in 1989, after earning his Ph.D. in biblical studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He teaches scripture, both New and Old Testament at Spring Hill. “I knew I had to be a Biblical Scholar when I first studied Hebrew,” Carmody said. “I am most drawn to narrative study of the Bible – the intelligence and subtlety of the Biblical storytellers constantly amazes me. This book is part of a study series developed for bible study groups, adult faith formation groups, college level inquiry and those who want to gain a better understanding of the Gospel of Mark.”

Carmody is currently the Thomas E. Caestecker Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts at Spring Hill. His first book, “Reading the Bible: A Study Guide,” was published in 2004. He also served as the Chair of the Task Force on the Gospel of Mark for the Catholic Biblical Association and currently serves as the president of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM). Carmody’s newest project involves studying the image of the Garden of Eden throughout the entire Bible. “I am fascinated how different Biblical authors take up this image and develop it in their own way (Ezekiel, Song of Songs, Isaiah, Gospel of John). The fact that this image forms brackets around the Christian Bible seems significant to me – the Bible begins (essentially) with this story in Genesis 2-3 and ends with this image in Revelation 21,” he said.

A limited number of Carmody’s books will be available for purchase on June 9 and is available wherever books are sold. For more information, call (251) 380-4458.