StMU Faculty Father George Montague
Departments
Education
  • S.Th.D., University of Fribourg
  • S.Th.L., University of Fribourg
  • S.Th.B., University of Fribourg - Switzerland
  • B.S.Ed., University of Dayton
Courses
  • Hermeneutics
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Johannine Literature
  • Life and Letters of Paul
  • Holy Spirit in Scripture
Research Interests
  • New Testament
Current Research
  • Use of the Old Testament in the Gospel of John
Biography

Author of over twenty books on both the scholarly and popular level, Father Montague has specialized in the Pneumatology of both Old and New Testaments, having written or contributed to a number of studies in that discipline. He has also researched and written in the field of Biblical Interpretation (Hermeneutics), and in the Marian theology in the Gospel of John. Having done his doctorate in Paul, he is especially interested in Paul’s theology of spiritual growth. He did a summer study in Israel with Hebrew Union College and participated in the excavation of Tel Gezer in 1966 under William Dever, Ph.D.

The courses he teaches are about the New Testament deal with values that he believes are important to life and raise the question of faith as the source of a full human life. Prior to teaching at St. Mary's University, he was a professed Marianist and also taught at a high school for six years. When he's not teaching, Father Montague enjoys playing the guitar and birding. Throughout his career, he has presented lectures in six different continents.

Publications

Books: (OP=out of print)
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LIVING IN THE FATHER’S EMBRACE: EXPERIENCING THE LOVE AT THE HEART OF THE TRINITY (Ijamsville, MD: The Word Among Us Press, 2014. $11.95

FIRST CORINTHIANS (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011). $19.95

LA VIDA DE MARíA EN EL ESPíRITU (Spanish translation of Mary’s Life in the Spirit, printed at St. Mary’s University, 2012, available directly from Father Montague) $10.00

MARY’S LIFE IN THE SPIRIT (Ijamsville, MD: The Word Among Us Press, 2011). $10.95

COMPANION GOD: A CROSS-CULTURAL COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW (Mahwah, NJ: Second edition, Paulist Press, 2010)

THE LETTERS TO TIMOTHY AND TITUS (Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Co., 2008)

HOLY SPIRIT, MAKE YOUR HOME IN ME: BIBLICAL MEDITATIONS ON RECEIVING THE GIFT OF THE SPIRIT (Ijamsville, MD: The Word Among Us Press, 2008)

THE VISION OF THE BELOVED DISCIPLE: MEETING JESUS IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (Staten Island: Alba House, 2000; available now only from Fr. Montague).

UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE: A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION (Mahwah NJ: Paulist Press, 1997) Revised and Expanded Edition, 2007.

THE WOMAN AND THE WAY: A MARIAN PATH TO JESUS (Ann Arbor: Servant, 1994; reprinted by Fr. Montague, 2002; see address below)

STILL RIDING THE WIND (Williston Park, NY: Resurrection Press, 1994). A look at Riding the Wind twenty years later, with an update.) Italian translation as Sulle Ali del Vento published 1996. OP

CHRISTIAN INITIATION AND BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT: EVIDENCE FROM THE FIRST EIGHT CENTURIES (with Kilian McDonnell, OSB). Second, revised edition (Collegeville: Michael Glazier, 1994). Translations in Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, German, Hungarian.

THE APOCALYPSE; UNDERSTANDING THE BOOK OF REVELATION AND THE END OF THE WORLD (Ann Arbor: Servant, 1992) OP. THE APOCALYPSE AND THE NEW MILLENNIUM (Ann Arbor: Servant, 1998) Revised edition of 1992 book, with added material on the new millennium. Now available as reprint only from Fr. Montague–address below.

FANNING THE FLAME: WHAT DOES BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT HAVE TO DO WITH CHRISTIAN INITIATION? Heart of the Church Consultation, editor with Kilian McDonnell, OSB (Collegeville: Michael Glazier, 1991). Collaborative effort of 10 theologians and pastoral leaders. Translations published in Polish, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Korean, Urdu, Portuguese, Japanese, Lithuanian, Maltese, Swedish, Slovak, German, Russian, Chinese and Indonesian.

OUR FATHER, OUR MOTHER: MARY AND THE FACES OF GOD (Steubenville, OH: Franciscan University Press, 1990) OP

MARK: GOOD NEWS FOR HARD TIMES (Ann Arbor: Servant, 1980; reprinted by Franciscan University Press, Steubenville, OH, 1992, then by St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. Available now only from Fr. Montague–address below).

THE HOLY SPIRIT: GROWTH OF A BIBLICAL TRADITION (New York: Paulist, 1976; reprinted by Hendrickson Press 1994; reprinted by Wipf & Stock 2006)

BUILDING CHRIST’S BODY: THE DYNAMICS OF CHRISTIAN LIVING ACCORDING TO ST. PAUL (Chicago: Franciscan Herald, 1975) OP

RIDING THE WIND (Ann Arbor: Word of Life, 1974). Foreign language editions: French, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish. Re-issued and expanded as Still Riding the Wind (see below).OP

THE SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS: THE BIBLICAL BACKGROUND OF SPIRIT-BAPTISM, TONGUE-SPEAKING AND PROPHECY (New York, Paulist, 1974) OP

THE BOOKS OF TOBIT AND RUTH (New York: Paulist, 1973 OP

THE BOOKS OF JUDITH AND ESTHER (New York: Paulist, 1973) OP

THE BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF THE SECULAR (Milwaukee: Bruce, 1969); Italian trans, Teologia biblica del seccolare. OP

ZEPHANIAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, LAMENTATIONS AND OBADIAH (Old Testament Reading Guide #19: Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1967) OP

THE LIVING THOUGHT OF ST. PAUL (Milwaukee: Bruce 1966; revised edition, Benziger, 1976) OP

MATURING IN CHRIST (Milwaukee: Bruce, 1964) OP

GROWTH IN CHRIST; A STUDY IN ST. PAUL’S THEOLOGY OF PROGRESS. Doctoral thesis. (Fribourg, Switzerland: 1961) OP

Additional Titles

President, Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1977-1978.
Editor, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 1972-1975; associate editor, 1969-1971, 1976-1979.