Frederick J. Parrella received his A.B. in Classical Languages and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fordham University, New York. His research interests include ecclesiology, eschatology, and the connection of Catholic theology with the philosophical theology of Lutheran theologian Paul Tillich. He received the Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence by the University in 1994 and the Logothetti Award for Teaching by the College of Arts and Sciences in 2008. He was named Faculty Senate Professor for the year 2011-2012 for distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service to the University. Professor Parrella retired in June 2020.
From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations. Edited by Frederick J. Parrella and Raymond F. Bulman, with a Foreword by Jill Raitt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Religion in the New Millennium: Theology in the Spirit of Paul Tillich. Edited by Frederick Parrella and Raymond F. Bulman. Proceedings of the International Conference, ?The Religious Situation at the Dawn of the New Millennium,? at New Harmony, Indiana, June 1999. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2001.
Spirit and Community: The Legacy of Paul Tillich. Edited by Frederick J. Parrella. Proceedings of the International Conference, ?The Legacy of Paul Tillich: Spirit and Community,? at New Harmony, Indiana, June 1993. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1995.
Paul Tillich: A New Catholic Assessment. Edited by Frederick J. Parrella and Raymond F. Bulman. Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press. A Michael Glazier Book, 1994.