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Andreas Hoeck, born 1964 in Cologne/Germany, studied Philosophy, Theology, and Exegesis in Bonn/Germany (Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität), Anápolis/Brazil (S.T.B. at the Institutum Sapientiæ), Rome (B.Phil. at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Angelicum), and Jerusalem (École Biblique et Archéologique). After his priest ordination in 1992 he earned his doctorate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome in 2002 (Sacrae Scripturae Doctor). Member of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Denver, he is a Professor and Chair of Sacred Scripture at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary of the Archdiocese of Denver. He has served as the Academic Dean in 2010-2015. Fr. Hoeck teaches Sacred Scripture both at the Seminary, and for the St. Francis School of Theology for Deacons. His field of expertise and specialized research is the writings of Saints John and Paul. He has published about sixty contributions in the form of books and articles, both in exegetical periodicals, as well as in popular journals.

Selected Publications, Books, Articles, Papers


The Descent of the New Jerusalem. A Discourse Analysis of Rev 21:1–22:5” European University Studies XXIII, 769, Peter Lang: New York – Oxford – Berlin 2003.

Ezekiel, Hebrews, Revelation, Come and See, Catholic Bible Study, Emmaus Road Publishing: Steubenville, OH 2010.

Triple DVD containing 22 video clips that introduce each study session.

Co-edited Book

The Didache Bible, with commentaries based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Midwest Theological Forum, Downers Grove, IL 2014.

On the Gospel of Saint John

The Johannine Paraclete, Herald of the Eschaton”, Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research, vol. 4 (2012) 23-37.

‘I know my own and my own know me’ (John 10:14): Towards the Relational Shepherd”, Scripta Fulgentina, 49-50 (Año XXV, 2015) 7-22.

Prolepsis and Analepsis in the Fourth Gospel: Underpriced Treasures of Johannine Narrative Prowess.” Scripta Fulgentina 55-56 (2018) 7-32.

On the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles

Monsignor Jerome D. Quinn Institute of Biblical Studies, St. Paul Seminary, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN; 2nd Conference, June 9-11, 2011, presented paper on “The Apostolic Speeches in Acts and Seminary Teaching Methods.”

Harvest – Herald – Hero: Stephen’s Burial and the Church’s Early Hermeneutics of Martyrdom,” Scripta Fulgentina 51-52 (2016) 7-27.

“Tabor: Jesus the Transfigured High Priest, Fulfillment of the Exodus Priesthood”: Inaugural Lecture of the Chair of Sacred Scripture at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary, Thursday, September 5th, 2019.

“‘Are They Not All Ministering Spirits?’ (Hebrews 1:14a): Comparative Angelology in the Letter to the Hebrews and in Luke’s Writings“, Scripta Fulgentina 61-62 (2021, Ano XXXI) 9-30.

On the Letters of Saint Paul

Equipping the Successors of the Apostles: A Comparative Study of the Ethical Catalogues in Paul’s Pastoral Letters (1 Tim 1:9-10; 6:4-5; 2 Tim 3:2-4; Ti 3:3)”, Estudios Biblicos, 64,1 (2006) 85-98.

Christ is the Parade: A Comparative Study of the Triumphal Procession in 2 Cor 2,14 and Col 2,15”, BIBLICA, Vol. 88, Fasc. 1, 2007.

From Kénosis to Tapeínosis: A Case Study on the Relationship between evke,nwsen and evtapei,nwsen in Phil 2:7-8,” Estudios Biblicos 68,2 (July 2010) 173-183.

2 Cor 3:17a Unlocks Paul’s Dyadic Doxologies,” Estudios Biblicos 69,2 (2011) 217-228.

From Hebrews to John: A Common Christic Credo?” Scripta Fulgentina 53-54 (2017) 7-33.

Christ’s Parousia Contemplated in the ‘Mystery’ of ‘God’s Trumpet’.” Scripta Fulgentina 59-60 (2020) 7-27.

On the Book of Revelation

Contribution to a Festschrift in honor of Prof. Klemens Stock SJ, “Covenantal Symbolism in Rev 21:1–22:5”, in: MALINA, A., ed., On His Way. Studies in Honor of Professor Klemens Stock, S.J., Katowice 2004, pp. 353-373.

From Babel to the New Jerusalem (Gen 11:1-9 and Rev 21:1–22:5),” Biblica, Vol. 89,1 (2008).

“The Visionary of Patmos and Priestly Spirituality”, Our Sunday Visitor’s The Priest (January 2009), 41-45.

Paper given at the Msgr. Jerome Quinn Inaugural conference at St. Paul Seminary, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN: “The Book of Revelation and Discourse Analysis”, e-published on the website of the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105; 1-651-962-5050 · (2010).

“The Trinity in John’s Apocalypse and Holy Orders”, Homiletics & Pastoral Review (June/July 2011) 56-61.

A New Measure: From Nomadic Tent to Cosmic City (Rev 21:15-17),” Estudios Biblicos LXXI,1 (2013) 57-75.

“Identifying the Great Voice in Rev 21:3a”, Scripture Bulletin (U.K.) XLIV, No. 1 (Jan 2014) 22-26.

Wilderness versus Pseudo-Paradise: Reflection on the Church in Rev 12:13-17,” Online publication by Homiletics & Pastoral Review.

On Varia

“Priest and culture;” Homiletics & Pastoral Review (January 2009) 66-69.

“Priestly Interiority Revisited,” Our Sunday Visitor’s The Priest (November 2009) 17-23.

“Aspects of Courtship and Marriage Preparation,” Homiletics & Pastoral Review (March 2010) 56-59.

‘Never let me be parted from You’: Some Thoughts on the Integrity of the Priestly State of Life,” Homiletics & Pastoral Review, July 2012.

Holy Communion: Sharing in the Threefold Munus of the Divine Gladiator,” online publication by H&PR.

God’s Armor versus the Devil’s Stratagems: Spiritual Combat Revisited,” Online publication by Homiletics & Pastoral Review.

Book Review: “Awakening Love, An Ignatian Retreat With the Song of Songs” by Gregory Cleveland, OMV. Online publication by H&PR. (900 words)