Fr. Daniel Jones

Associate Professor of Theology
B.A. (History), University of Michigan, 1975;
Certification in Secondary Education, 1988;
M.A. (Education), Eastern Michigan University, 1989;
M.A. (English), Eastern Michigan University, 1992;
S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University, 1996;
S.T.L. (Theology and Patristic Sciences), Patristic Institute, Rome, 2000;
S.T.D. (Theology and Patristic Sciences), Patristic Institute, Rome, 2003.
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Fr. Daniel Jones is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit and Associate Professor of Theology.

Born in 1953 in Detroit, he received a B.A. from the University of Michigan (history) in 1975, and lived as a member of The Servants of the Word, a lay brotherhood, for 17 years. He served in a variety of apostolates, working in European missions (Brussels and London) for five years, and as a junior high school teacher (Ypsilanti, MI) for nine years. During those years he obtained an M.A. in Education and an M.A. in English from Eastern Michigan University.

He began priestly studies for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1992, and received an S.T.B. from the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome) in 1996. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1997, and then received an S.T.L., Diploma, and S.T.D. (2003) in Theology and Patristic Sciences from the Augustinianum Patristics Institute, Rome.

In addition to his responsibilities as full-time Associate Professor at SHMS, Fr. Jones serves as pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Detroit, and Moderator of the Detroit Oratory-in-Formation – an emerging Oratory of St. Philip Neri. He has given numerous retreats and seminars for religious, priests, seminarians, and laity in the USA and abroad.

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Christus Sacerdos in the Preaching of St. Augustine: Christ and Christian Identity (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2004) 493 pp. [= Vol. 14 of Patrologia. Beiträge zum Studium der Kirchenväter, hrsg. von Andreas Spira, Hubertus R. Drobner, Christoph Klock.]
“Relating Christus Sacerdos and Christus Mediator in St. Augustine’s S. Dolbeau 26,” Studia Patristica XLIX, Papers presented at the Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2007, ed. J. Baun, A. Cameron, M. Edwards, M. Vinze
“The verum sacrificium of Christ and of Christians in Augustine’s De civitate Dei 10: Eucharist, Christology, and Christian Identity,” Celebrating the Eucharist: Sacrifice and Communion. Proceedings of the Fifth Fota International Liturgy Conference, 2012
"Sacerdos, sacerdotium," Augustinus Lexikon, Vol. 4 (Basel: Schwabe Verlag 2018)
"Intercession, Intercessory Prayer, IV. Christianity, Patristics and Early Medieval Times, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Book 13). Editors: Christine Helmer, Steven L. McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric Ziolkowsk