Eric J. Jenislawski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Theology

Contact information:

Eric J. Jenislawski, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630


B.A., Physics and Philosophy, Yale College
M.A.R., Philosophical Theology, Yale University Divinity School
Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Catholic University of America

Classes Taught

  • Fundamentals of Doctrine I (Theo 101)
  • Fundamentals of Doctrine II (Theo 102
  • Introduction to Old Testament (Theo 201)
  • Introduction to New Testament (Theo 202)
  • De Revelatione (Theo 305)
  • De Verbo Incarnato (Christology) (Theo 312)
  • Old Testament Exegesis (Theo 331)
  • New Testament Exegesis: Pauline Letters (Theo 332)
  • Ante-Nicene Fathers (Theo 341)
  • Thomistic Exegesis (Theo 495)
  • [Courses taught elsewhere: The Catholic Epistles, The Gospel of John]


I love computers. When I get the time, I dabble in fractal geometry, mathematical simulations of physics, and digital cryptocurrency. I read casually in the areas of contemporary physics and neuroscience. Teaching my children about chemistry, electricity and magnetism is also fun.

Areas of Expertise

Biblical Hermeneutics, Historical Theology, Catholic Systematic Theology

Selected Scholarship

“A Comparative Study of the Hermeneutics of Henri de Lubac and Hans-Georg Gadamer with Respect to the Role of Tradition, Community and Faith in the Act of Interpretation of Scripture.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Washington, DC: Catholic University, 2016

Review of What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography, Second Edition, by Richard A. Burridge, Faith and Reason 30:3-4 (Fall-Winter 2005)

“The Bread of Life: An Examination of the Eucharist as Bread Offering in the Early Church.” Paper presented at the Eucharistic Conference of the University of Dallas, Irving, TX, 2000

“Pope John Paul II and Jewish-Catholic Relations.” Keynote address given before the Friends of John Paul II Foundation, Silver Spring, MD, in celebration of the Pope’s 80th birthday. Hear O Israel: A Journal of Dialogue for Reconciliation 4 (Summer 2000): 23-33

Professional Affiliations

Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, American Catholic Philosophical Association