BELLAMAH Timothy F.

Photo_Tim_BellamahAssociate Member of the Commissio Leonina (since December 2014)

Addresses :

Couvent Saint-Jacques
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75013 PARIS

87 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017-1585
telephone: 202-495-3836

bellamahop@dhs.edu
bellamahop@gmail.com



I. DEGREES

Ph.D., mention très honorable avec félicitations du jury, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Section des Sciences Religieuses), Sorbonne, Paris, 2008. Major Field: The History of the Interpretation of the Bible. Dissertation: The Exegetical Works of William of Alton: Study and Edition of Texts. Director: Gilbert Dahan.

Diplôme d’études approfondies, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Section des Sciences Religieuses), Paris, 2003. Major Field: The Interpretation of the Bible in the Middle Ages. Dissertation: “William of Alton’s Postilla super Threnos. A Critical Edition together with a Survey of the Medieval Latin Interpretation of Lamentations.” Director: Gilbert Dahan.

License in Sacred Theology, Summa Cum Laude, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D. C, 1999. Dissertation: “St. Thomas Aquinas and the Senses of Scripture.” Director: Rev. Joseph Augustine DiNoia, O. P..

Master of Divinity, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D. C, 1998.

Bachelor of Science, Wake Forest University, 1982.


II. CURRENT RESEARCH

Within the field of the history of biblical interpretation, present research, lecturing and publishing has as its focus late medieval perspectives on history, authority and authorial intention.

Currently in progress with the Leonine Commission is the critical edition of Thomas Aquinas’ Lectura super Iohannem. Independently in progress is the critical edition of William of Alton’s Postilla super Iohannem. A long term project is the edition of Stephen Langton’s Notule super Threnos Ieremie.


III. PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

A. Publications

- “Authorial Intention and the Senses of Scripture in William of Alton’s Postilla super Iohannem,” in In principio erat Verbum: Filosofia e Teologia nei Commenti al Vangelo di Giovanni (III-XIV secolo), Archa Verbi Subsidia (in press).

- “The Dominicans,” in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, Oxford, (in press).

- “Tunc scimus, cum causas cognoscimus: Some Medieval Endeavors to Know Scripture in Its Causes,” in Philosophy in Theological Education, Essays in Honor of Ralph McInerny, CUA Press, Washington (in press).

- “L’exégèse de Guillaume d’Alton,” in Études d’exégèse médiévale offertes à Gilbert Dahan par ses élèves, Brepols, Turnhout (BEHE-SR, 159), 2013, 129-139.

- “Qui primo per verba intenditur: Notes on Thomas’ Understanding of Authorial Intention and the Literal Sense,” Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism, Instytut Tomistyczny, Warsaw, 2012, 261-277.

- The Biblical Commentary of William of Alton, Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, 2011 (xi + 354pp).

- “The Lament of a Preacher, Stephen Langton’s Commentary Super Threnos,” in Étienne Langton, bibliste, : prédicateur, théologien, L.-J. Bataillon, N. Bériou, G. Dahan, R. Quindo, eds., Brepols, Turnhout (BHCMA 9), 2010, 327-352.

- “William of Alton’s Commentary on the Book of Lamentations,” AHDLMA 73 (2006), 203–281 (study and critical Latin edition, xxix + 49pp).

B. Conferences

- “Veritatis Splendor and Knowing the Good,” Advancing a Culture of Life, Veritatis Splendor Twenty Years Later, The Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC, 2013.

- “Late Medieval Perspectives on History, Authority and Authorial Intention,” Dei Verbum at 50, Toward a Clarification of the Inspiration of Scripture, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2012.

- “Quod credimus debemus auctoritati. Perspectives on Authority in the Works of a Few Late Medieval Biblical Commentators,” Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2012.

- Round Table Discussion of Suzanne LaVere, Out of the Cloister: Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs, 1100-1250,” A.W. Mellon Fellowship in Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, 2012.

- “L’usage des sources dans l’exégèse de saint Jean au XIIIe siècle,” La philologie au service de la pensée, Conference of the Leonine Commission, Le centre d’études du Saulchoir, Paris, 2012.

- “Authorial Intention and the Senses of Scripture in William of Alton’s Postilla super Iohannem,” In principio erat Verbum: Filosofia e Teologia nei Commenti al Vangelo di Giovanni (III-XIV secolo), Convegno Internazionale di Storia della Filosofia Medievale con il patrocinio del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università di Parma, 2011.

- “Tunc scimus, cum causas cognoscimus: Notes on the Medieval Endeavor to Know Scripture in Its Causes,” Philosophy in Theological Education, Conference in Honor of Ralph McInerny, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, 2011.

- “Qui primo per verba intenditur: Notes on Thomas’ Understanding of Authorial Intention and the Literal Sense,” Colloquium on Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism, Warsaw, 2010.

- “L’Exégèse de Guillaume d’Alton,” Colloquium Homage à Gilbert Dahan, Centre d’Études du Saulchoir, Paris, 2009.

- “The Lament of a Preacher: Stephen Langton’s Commentary Super Threnos,” International Colloquium on Stephen Langton, CNRS, EPHE, Paris, 2006.

C. Translation

- “Fabula, between mu/qoj and hdga: Concerning Christian Exegesis during the Middle Ages,” Gilbert Dahan, in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane, D. Green, L. Lieber, eds., Oxford, 2009.