Fr. Dempsey Rosales Acosta, SSL, STD

About Fr. Dempsey Rosales Acosta, SSL, STD

Father Dempsey Rosales Acosta attained his Baccalaureatus in theology (STB) from the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome in 1998. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1999, he graduated in Exegesis and Biblical Languages at the Pontifical Biblicum Institute of Rome (SSL) in 2004, and achieved his doctorate in Biblical Theology (STD) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2009. Since 2008, he has worked as a peritus and collaborator for the Presidential Liaison for Roman Catholic Ministries at the American Bible Society (ABS), and since 2010, he has been a full-time faculty member of the University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX.

Walking Through the “Orchard” of Scripture

 Encountering a Rabbinical Tradition of Biblical Reading with Christian Eyes

Premise: Searching for Meaning One of the basic notions that we must take into consideration when reading Scripture is the complexity of meaning(s) “words” can communicate. Why? The divine revelation manifested in the written word resides i … [Read more...]

Re-assessing the Role of the Pharisees in the New Testament

1. Premise: a common perception of the Pharisees It has become traditional in the general readings of the New Testament to think of Jesus as being at war with the Pharisees, and their theological perspectives. This ordinary impression … [Read more...]

Jesus, the Flowing and Living Water of “Yhwh”

A Biblical Reflection of the Relation Between Ez 47:1-12 and Jn 5:1-16

This essay is a theological reflection of two biblical passages and their implicit allusions in matters of theology and Christian spirituality. The first episode is taken from Ez 47:1-12, concerning the pericope of the stream of water that … [Read more...]