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Christopher McMahon, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology

About Christopher McMahon

Dr. Christopher McMahon teaches a wide range of classes in the Theology Department and in the CORE. When he's not teaching, he's an advocate of Bearcat athletics.  



Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

M.A., St. Mary's Seminary and University

B.A., University of Scranton


Listening Seminar

Basics of Catholic Faith

Synoptic Gospels

Johannine Literature


The Christian Doctrine of God


Vatican II History and Theology

Research Interests

My basic interests revolve around the intersection of Christology and ecclesiology and the mediation of redemption in history. Additionally, I like to write about the intersection of film and theology.

Selected Publications


Understanding Jesus: Christology from Emmaus to Today (2013).

Reading the Gospels (2012).

Called Together: An Introduction to Ecclesiology (2010).

Selected Essays

“Sandra Schneiders, Critical Exegesis, and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture,” Horizons 48/1

(June 2021): 1-33.

“Christology, the Poor, and Surpassing Righteousness: Reading Matthew 25,31-46 with 26,6-13,” Revue Biblique

123/4 (2016): 554-566.

“The Paternalism of Meier’s Criteria: The ‘Prophetic’ Case against the Parable of the Good Samaritan,” Australian

Biblical Review 64 (2016): 54-68.