Edward F. Beutner
is a retired priest who has served in pastoral and
academic assignments in Wisconsin and in California. A poet
and member of the Scholars Version translation committee, he
specializes in the rhetorical analysis and translation of the
parables, aphorisms, and other metaphorical language found in
New Testament texts. He has taught comparative religion at
Nicolet College in Wisconsin; and biblical studies, philosophy
and literature at Ohlone College, Las Positas College, and at
Santa Rosa Junior College in northern California. He is a
regular contributer of articles for The Fourth
- Perpetual Angelus: a knell of proverbs, poems and
parables for morning noon and night. Bay View, WI, Slenderbooks Series, 2004.
- Season's Readings: a festival of holiday originals:
pageants, poems and parables. Bay View, WI, Slenderbooks
- "A Christmas Star," editor's choice award, and
"Come to Bethlehem," Poetry's Elite: The Best Poets of
2000, International Library of Poetry, Owings, MD, 2001.
- Jesus as Precursor, Robert W. Funk, edited and wrote
Foreword, Polebridge Press, Sonoma, CA, 1994.
- "Frontispiece," FORUM (8, 3-4), Polebridge Press, Santa
Rosa, CA, 1992.
- "Gospel Readings," weekly column, Catholic
Herald, Superior, WI, 1988-1991.
- "Christ Plays": the continuance of parabolic narrative
as a model of revelation in the Christian tradition,
doctoral dissertation, UMI, Ann Arbor, MI, 1990.
- Ph.D. from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley,
- M.A. from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
- B.A. from St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee,