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Mark Frisius

School of Theology and Christian Ministry

Theology and Philosophy

2009, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
2006, M.A., The Catholic University of America
2002, M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
1998, B.A., George Fox University

Dr. Frisius teaches in the Department of Theology & Philosophy. An expert in the development of Latin theology, he is particularly interested in the development of Biblical exegesis in the Patristic period. He teaches courses that introduce the New Testament and that deal with the Patristic era of church history.

His book, Tertullian’s Use of the Pastoral Epistles, Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude, was published by Peter Lang Press in 2010.

Before coming to Olivet, he was an adjunct professor at Marymount University and at The Catholic University of America.

Dr. Frisius is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the North American Patristic Society.

He and his wife, Ellen, have two sons, Eli and Caleb. They are also avid joggers and enjoy being outside, especially on nice days. A huge sports fan, he cheers for the Chicago Bears and the Portland Trail Blazers.



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