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Jenny DeVivo

Title:Exec Dir - Mission/Heritage
Office:Mercy Ministry Center
Phone:773-341-5734
Email:devivo@sxu.edu
Department: Mission & Heritage

Biography

Jenny DeVivo, OblSB, Ph.D., is the executive director of Mission and Heritage and is responsible for advancing and supporting the Catholic and Mercy identity of Saint Xavier. Before coming to this position, her previous experience was as faculty in various Catholic institutions of higher education teaching biblical studies. Her primary area of research is in the Catholic Epistles, notably 2 Peter.


Education

Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity

Loyola University

Master of Arts in Theology, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, with a minor in Pastoral Ministry

Saint Xavier University

Areas of Specialization

  • Theology
  • Biblical Studies

Courses Taught

  • RELST 271: Jesus and the Gospels
  • RELST 221: Introduction to New Testament

Publications

"The Theology of 1&2 Peter." Co-authored with Troy W. Martin. Global Wesleyan Encyclopedia of Biblical Theology. The Foundry Publishing, 2020.

"Waters of Salvation: 1 Pet 3:20-21." In "With Gentleness and Respect": Pauline and Petrine Studies in Honor of Troy W. Martin. Peeters, 2020.

"Troy W. Martin: Soul of a Scholar, Heart of a Shepherd." Co-authored with Avis Clendenen. In "With Gentleness and Respect": Pauline and Petrine Studies in Honor of Troy W. Martin. Peeters, 2020.

Presentations

"Interpreting δι᾽ ὕδατος in 1 Pet 3:20." A paper presented to the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Notre Dame, IN, February 4, 2018.

"We Were with Him on the Holy Mountain: The Transfiguration in 2 Peter." A paper presented to the Catholic Biblical Association Meeting, Washington DC, August 7, 2017.

"The Necessity of Noah as Herald of Righteousness for the Delay of the Parousia in 2 Peter." A paper presented to the National Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 22, 2016.

"The Function of Balaam in 2 Peter." A paper presented to the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, February 7, 2015.

"The Necessity of Noah's Righteousness for the Delay of the Parousia in 2 Peter." A paper presented to the Midwest Society of Biblical Literature, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, February 12, 2012.

Response to Eric Mason's "Biblical and Pseudepigraphical Traditions in Jude and 2 Peter: Sources, Usage, and the Question of Canon." Presented at "1-2 Peter and Jude: the Neglected Letters: A Faculty and Graduate Seminar," Loyola University, Chicago, March 28, 2012.

Response to Mark Trump's "Witnessing Chains in John's Gospel." Presented at the Loyola-Marquette Graduate Student Colloquium, Marquette University, Milwaukee, February 7, 2009.