Bishop Emeritus Donald W. Trautman To Teach a Biblical Studies Course During the Fall 2013 Semester
Posted: July 29, 2013
Gannon University's graduate pastoral studies program is pleased
and honored to announce that the Most Rev. Donald W. Trautman,
S.T.D, S.S.L., Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of
Erie, will be teaching a course In Biblical Studies during the Fall
The course will address scholarly methods of biblical
interpretation and the major themes and motifs of the Hebrew and
Christian Testaments, with a special focus on the Gospel of
Bishop Emeritus Trautman is a native of Buffalo. A student of
Karl Rahner and noted liturgist Josef Jungmann, he studied for the
priesthood in Innsbruck, Austria, where he received his licentiate
in sacred theology. Bishop Trautman pursued higher studies in
biblical languages at Catholic University in Washington, DC, and
continued his post-graduate work at the Pontifical Biblical
Institute in Rome where he received his licentiate degree in
Scripture. He also earned a doctorate in sacred theology from St.
Thomas Aquinas University, Rome.
Notre Dame University Center of Pastoral Liturgy named Bishop
Trautman a recipient of the Michael Mathis Award, its highest honor
bestowed for outstanding contributions to liturgy. The Federation
of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions' annual Msgr. Frederick R.
McManus Award was presented to him in 2003. Recipient of several
honorary doctorates, St. John's University in New York honored him
with its highest recognition, its Gold Medal. Bishop Trautman has
written extensively on liturgy and Scripture, with articles
appearing in Worship and America.
In addition, Bishop Emeritus Trautman served on eleven
committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,
including its Administrative Board.
The course will be offered on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.,
from September 9 to December 16. Degree and non-degree seeking
students are welcome to apply and enroll for this unique
educational and personal enrichment opportunity.
Registrations will be limited, so interested individuals are
strongly encouraged to contact the office of Graduate Admissions at
(814) 871-7474, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information
or questions about the course can be directed to Fr. Jason A.
Glover at (814) 871-5495 or at email@example.com.