About Fr. Jim

Rev. James P. McIlhone

Office: Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60653-1402

Home:  St. Edward Parish, 4350 W Sunnyside Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

E-Mail: jmcilhone@archchicago.org / jmcilhone@yahoo.com

Education:

1962-66   Quigley Preparatory Seminary South - Chicago, IL
1966-70    Loyola University - Chicago, IL
B.A. – Bachelor of Arts in Classical Languages (1970)
1970-75   Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL
S.T.B. – Bachelor of Sacred Theology (1972)
M. Div – Master of Divinity (1974)
S.T.L. – Sacred Theology Licentiate (1975)
1981-87   Marquette University, Graduate School – Milwaukee, WI
Ph.D – Doctor of Philosophy, in New Testament Studies (1987)
Dissertation: “The Lord Your God is One: A Redaction Critical Analysis
of Mark 12:28-34 – directed by Prof. Richard A. Edwards
Areas of Academic Interest and Specialization:
  • The Gospel of Mark
  • The Fourth Gospel and the Johannine Community
  • The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature
  • The Parables of Jesus
  • Literature of the Intertestamental Period
  • Christology of the New Testament

Publications:

    Books:

  •  The Word Made Clear

    Articles:

  • Ten Questions in New Testament,” Chicago Studies, Vol 25, No. 3, November 1986, pp. 321-29.
  • “In a Time of Favor,” The Bible Today, Vol 29, No. 6, November 1991, pp. 341-45
  • “The Gospels: A Source for Morality,” The Bible Today, September 1993
  • “Not Far from the Kingdom of God,” Chicago Studies, Vol 34, No. 1, April 1995, pp. 53-56.
  • Author of “Lectionary in Focus” in Aids in Ministry Magazine (AIM) published by J.S. Paluch 1978-1999.
  • Are You Saved? A Fundamentalist View of Christ,” Chicago Studies, Vol 34, April 1996, pp. 54-67.
  • Author of Exegetical Comments in Markings for the Thomas More Assn 1988-2001
  • Author of Several Issues of “The Word in the Home” for J.S. Paluch#

Papers Presented at Academic Conferences:

  • “Ben Sira: A Stoic?” presented at Catholic Biblical Association Seminary on Wisdom, August 1991
  • “The Story of Wisdom” presented at Catholic Biblical Association Seminar on Wisdom, August 1993
  • Moderated the Computer Committee Continuing Seminar “The Internet as Resource for Biblical Research” 1995-1997
  • “Information Technology and Biblical Studies: Computer Resources for Scholars and Teachers,” Continuing Seminar, August 7-8, 2000″

Memberships in Professional Associations:

Academic Honors, Awards, and Grants:

  • Alpha Sigma Nu - Jesuit Honor Society – Loyola University, 1970-
  • Marquette University Tuition Scholarship, 1982-86
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Religion
  • “Jesus as God’s Agent in the Fourth Gospel: Implications for Christology, Ecclesiology and Mission” Chester and Margaret Paluch Lecture, Winter 2005, Mundelein Seminary/University of St. Mary of the Lake

Academic and Professional Service:

  • Chair of the Computer Committee: Catholic Biblical Association 1995-1999
  • Member of Computer Committee: Catholic Biblical Association 1993-
  • Director of Computer Services: University of St. Mary of the Lake 1991-2000
  • Chief Information Officer: University of St. Mary of the Lake 2000-2002
  • Chair of Lilly Grant Committee: Mundelein Seminary  1999-2002
  • Webmaster: University of St. Mary of the Lake 1995-2002
  • Assistant to the Academic Dean, Mundelein Seminary 1987-1988
  • Associate Dean of the School of Theology: Mundelein Seminary  1987- 2010
  • Associate Ecclesiastical Dean; Mundelein Seminary 2004- 2010
  • Chair of Department of Biblical Exegesis and Proclamation: Mundelein Seminary 1987- 2010
  • Editorial Board of Chicago Studies, 1999-

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant in Hebrew – St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, 1972-73
  • Adult Instructor in several Parishes of Archdiocese of Chicago, 1974-
  • Lecturer in Theology Department: Niles College of  Loyola University, 1976-1979
  • Lecturer in New Testament and Church History: Carmel High School for Girls, Mundelein, IL 1980-87
  • Lecturer in Biblical Languages, Old and New Testament – St. Mary of the Lake Seminary, 1984-87
  • Instructor in Department of Sacred Scripture: Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL 1987-89
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sacred Scripture: Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL 1989-91
  • Associate Professor in Department of Sacred Scripture: Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL 1991-95
  • Professor in Department of Biblical Exegesis and Proclamation, Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1995- 2010

Pastoral Experience:

  • Pastoral Aid, St. Catherine of Genoa Parish, Chicago IL, 1972-73
  • Deacon, Queen of All Saints Basilica, Chicago, IL, 1973-74
  • Associate Pastor, Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, Arlington Heights, IL 1974-1980
  • Associate Pastor, Santa Maria Del Popolo Parish, Mundelein, IL 1980-87
  • Weekend Assistant, Santa Maria Del Popolo Parish, Mundelein, IL 1987-90
  • Weekend Assistant, St. Francis De Sales Parish, Lake Zurich, IL 1990-
  • Associate State Chaplain, Illinois State Council, Knights of Columbus, 1994- 2009
  • Council Retreats and Spiritual Enrichment Chairman 2010-

Courses Taught:

Niles College of Loyola University

  • Old Testament Introduction (3 credit course w/ thirty 70 minutes classes)

Carmel High School for Girls

  • New Testament Introduction
  • Church History
  • Prayer and Spirituality

Mundelein Seminary

  • Bi211 Introduction to Biblical Studies I
  • Bi212 Gospel Literature; Bi212 Johannine Literature
  • Bi303 Greek I
  • Bi304 Greek II
  • Bi318 The Christology of Schillebeeckx (Team Taught)
  • Bi331 The Wisdom Tradition
  • Bi333 The History of Israel
  • Bi334 Pre-Exilic Prophets
  • Bi335 The Book of Revelation
  • Bi351 The Apocalyptic Movement and its Literature
  • Bi352 The Literature of the Johannine School
  • Bi353 The Passion Narratives
  • Bi354 (Sy354) Christology of the New Testament
  • Bi355 (Sy356) Contemporary Biblical Interpretation and Fundamentalism
  • Bi356 Colossians/Ephesians
  • Bi357 The Acts of the Apostles
  • Bi361 The Gospel of Mark
  • Bi365 Messianic Expectation and Fulfillment
  • Bi371 (Sy371) Hermeneutics (team taught course)
  • Bi372 The Parables of Jesus
  • Bi377 The Gospel of Luke
  • Bi392 Jewish Backgrounds to the New Testament
  • Bi394 Jerusalem through Scripture
  • Bi412 (Sy412) Church Order
  • Sy?? The First Five Centuries
  • Sy510 History of Christian Thought I

Public Lectures Given While at Mundelein Seminary:

  • 11/15/05 “The Central Section of Mark” given as part of Meals with Mark Series, St. Joseph Seminary, Chicago IL
  • 11/7-8, 2005 “The Gospel of Mark” Presbyteral Day for the Priests and Deacons of Diocese of Davenport, IA
  • 10/26/05 “Embracing the Cross” an introduction to Markan Preaching Themes for the Diocese of Joliet, IL
  • 9/12/05-11/21/05 “The Acts of the  Apostles”, St. Francis Xavier Adult Education, Wilmette, IL
  • 8/15 & 17/05 “Scripture and Tradition-Revelation” for the Fundamentals of Catholic Teaching Program
  • 8/7/05 – “Teaching Biblical Studies using the web” Presented at 2005 Catholic Biblical Association Convention, Collegeville MN
  • 7/16/05 - “Mane Nobiscum, Domine: Reflections on the Year of the Eucharist” delivered to the Illinois State Council Knights of Columbus State Deputy’s Dinner
  • 6/30/05 – “The Challenge of Fundamentalism” Chicago Priests Convocation 2005
  • 5/5/05 – “One Land, Two Peoples, Three Religions” – St. Lambert, Skokie IL
  • 4/15/05 – “Matthaean Themes” – Infant Jesus of Prague Adult Education, Flossmoor, IL
  • 4/3/05 – Talk on “Eucharistic Adoration” to KC Academy at Barrington, IL.
  • 3/15/05-3/16/05 “The Gospel of Matthew” – Priests Group, Tucson, AZ
  • 2/27/05-03/01/05 “The Gospel Of Matthew” Mission, St. Patrick/St Mary Parishes, Lake Forest, IL
  • 11/16/04 “The Bread of Life Discourse” St. Joseph Seminary, Chicago, IL
  • 10/14/04-10/28/04 “The Gospel of Luke” Infant Jesus of Prague Adult Ed, Flossmoor, IL
  • 9/30/04 -  Lukan Themes” – St. Stephen Parish, Tinley Park, IL
  • 9/21/04 – “Matthaen Themes for Advent and Christmas” Riches of the Lectionary for Ongoing Formation in Ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago
  • 8/21/04 – “The Old Testament” Presentation to Lay Ministry Formation, St. Xavier College,, Evergreen Park, IL
  • 8/8/04 – “What is New in Biblical Software” Presentation to Catholic Biblical Association of America, Halifax NS
  • 6/8/04-6/9/04 – “The Gospel of Luke” Summer Scripture Seminar, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein IL
  • 3/27/04 – “The New Testament”  Presentation to Lay Ministry Formation, St. Raymond Parish, Mt. Prospect, IL
  • 3/1/04-3/3/04 – “The Passion Narratives” Parish Masson, St. Peter’s Parish, Skokie, IL
  • 11/21/03 “Lukan Preaching Themes” Presentation to the Presbyterate of Springfield, IL
  • 11/10,17/03 “Lukan Themes” Presentation to the Presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • 11/18/03 “The Parables in Luke” Lunch with Luke Series at St. Joseph Seminary, Chicago, IL
  • 9/?/03 -11/17/03 “The Book of Revelation” Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Wilmette, IL
  • 8/3/03 – “What’s New in Biblical Research on the Internet” – Presentation to the Catholic Biblical Association of America
  • 3/24/00 – “The Passion Narratives” Priests of Vicariate V, Archdiocese of Chicago
  • 2/8/00 – “The Biblical Roots of Jubilee” – Marytown Dinner Seminar – Libertyville, IL
  • 1/29/00 – “Introduction to Scripture” – Reflection day Lay Ministry/Permanent Diaconate – Archdiocese of Chicago
  • 9/13/99 – 11/15/99 “the Synoptic Gospels” Course at St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette, IL
  • 11/10/99 – “The Gospel of Mark” Lectionary Discussion for Priests – Archdiocese of Chicago
  • 11/10/99 – “The Book of Revelation” Holy Family Hospital, Deacons, Nurses and Sisters,, Des Plaines, IL.
  • 6/13/99-6/14/99 “The Parables: Jesus’ Teaching on Justice” Summer Scripture Seminar, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein IL
  • 3/24/99 “The Book of Revelation” – Presentation to the Presbyterate – Diocese of Joliet
  • 11/3/98 – “The Gospel of Matthew” Lectionary Discussion for Priests – Archdiocese of Chicago
  • 11/16/98 – “The Gospel of Matthew” Presentation to Presbyterate – Joliet, IL
  • 11/24/98 – “The Gospel of John” Presentation to the Presbyterate – Diocese of Rockford
  • 4/23/98-4/7/98 “The Gospel of Luke” Adult Education Series, St. Francis de Sales, Lake Zurich, IL
  • 5/28/98 – “How to Approach Scripture” St. Mary Ministry Formation, Lake Forest IL
  • 3/31/98 “The Passion Narratives: St. Francis Xavier, Wilmette, IL
  • 3/4/98 – 4/1/98 “The Book of Revelation” Adult Education Series, St. Mary, Lake Forest, IL
  • 9/19/92 “Do not believe every Spirit…Discernment in the Bible” Presentation to Charismatic Liaisons, Chicago, IL
  • 7/22/92 “Scripture and Fundamentalism” Frank J. Lewis  Institute, Lawrence KS

Languages:

  • fluent: English
  • reading knowledge & some conversational ability: French, German
  • reading knowledge: Ancient Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew
Please contact Rev. James P. McIlhone with any comments, additions, or corrections