James Prothro

Dr. Prothro is assistant professor of Theology and Sacred Scripture. 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. He is currently finishing three books, two on the Apostle Paul as well as a biblical-theological study of penance and reconciliation.

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Journal Articles


He First Loved Us

March 22, 2022
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 Jn 4:10). This great restatement of the Gospel declares that God is the leading actor in the drama of human existence.