Faculty and Staff

James Prothro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Scripture and Theology


Dr. Prothro is an associate professor of Theology and Sacred Scripture and the director of the MA Biblical Studies program. He has taught a wide range of topics, especially in the New Testament, and holds degrees in biblical languages, in classical Greek and Latin, and in theology. He began teaching at the Augustine Institute in 2020. Most of his academic writing focuses on the letters and thought of the Apostle Paul and on the ancient Greek language, in which Paul wrote. Dr. Prothro is also engaged in thinking and writing about the doctrine of biblical inspiration and how it helps us understand what the Bible is and how to read it for all its worth.

His recent publications include The Apostle Paul and His Letters: An Introduction (Catholic University of America Press, 2021), A Pauline Theology of Justification: Forgiveness Friendship, and Life in Christ, Lectio Sacra Series (Cascade Books, 2023), and The Bible and Reconciliation: Confession, Repentance, and Restoration, A Catholic Biblical Theology of the Sacraments Series (Baker Academic, 2023).

For more of a view of his writings and titles, see Dr. Prothro’s webpage at academia.edu.


  • PhD New Testament, University of Cambridge (2017)
  • MA Classics, Washington University in St. Louis (2013)
  • MDiv Theology, Concordia Seminary (2012)
  • BA Liberal Arts and Biblical Languages, Concordia University Texas (2008)


  • Salvation History
  • Faith and Reason
  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • Biblical Greek I
  • Biblical Greek II
  • Pauline Literature
  • Catholic Epistles
  • Biblical Interpretation
The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.