Rev. J. Patrick Mullen

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

B.A., St. Johnís Seminary College, Camarillo (1981)

M.Div., St. Johnís Seminary, Camarillo (1985)

S.T.L., Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley (1998)

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union (1999)

St. Johnís Seminary, 1999


Fr. Pat Mullen came to teach fulltime at St. Johnís Seminary after completing doctoral studies in 1999. His dissertation was an anthropological investigation of purity and qorban in Markís Gospel: "A Jewish Jesus, A Diaspora Audience: An Anthropological Reading of Mark 7:1-23." More recently, he has authored Dining with Pharisees (2004) as well as a number of articles, and is currently working on a cultural anthropology commentary for Liturgical Press, and a high school textbook for St. Maryís Press. A yearly speaker at the Religious Education Conference in Anaheim, he has also lectured for the Little Rock Bible Study Summer Workshop, the Texas Catholic Conference, regional conferences in San Diego, Las Vegas, Reno, Boise and Fresno, and to the priest of Phoenix, Utah, San Diego and Los Angeles. Ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Fr. Patrick Mullen began ministry as a parish priest, serving as associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary in Lomita and St. John Vianney in Hacienda Heights.