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Christopher Seitz

Senior Research Professor

BA (North Carolina), MTS (Virginia Seminary), STM (Yale Divinity School)

PhD (Yale University)


Christopher Seitz was Professor of Old Testament at Yale University and the University of St Andrews before coming to Wycliffe in 2007. He is an ordained Episcopal priest and has served parishes in Texas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Germany, France and Scotland. He is also the President of The Anglican Communion Institute and is Canon Theologian in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He is the editor of Studies in Theological Interpretation and has published articles in The Journal of Biblical Literature, Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Vetus Testamentum, Theologishe Zeitschrift, Pro Ecclesia, Calvin Theological Journal, The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Scottish Journal of Theology, Anglican Theological Review, and others. He has been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Luce Foundation, and the Center for Theological Inquiry. He has supervised numerous PhD students and has published over a dozen books on the interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, and in the area of theological hermeneutics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Theological Hermeneutics
  • Old Testament
  • Interpretation

Select Publications and Media:

  • Theology in Conflict: Reactions to the Exile in the Book of Jeremiah (Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1989)
  • Zion's Final Destiny: The Development of the Book of Isaiah (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1991)
  • Isaiah 1—39: Interpretation Commentary Series (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1993; Japanese trans. 1996; 2nd ed., 2003)
  • Word Without End: The Old Testament as Abiding Theological Witness (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishers, 1998)
  • Figured Out: Typology and Providence in Christian Scripture (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001)
  • Isaiah 40—66: The New Interpreter's Bible (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001)
  • Prophecy and Hermeneutics: Toward a New Introduction to the Prophets (Studies in Theological Interpretation; Baker Academic, 2007)
  • The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets: The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation (Baker Academic, 2009)
  • The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two Testament Bible (Studies in Theological Interpretation; Baker Academic, 2011)
  • Colossians: The Brazos Theological Commentary Series (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2014)
  • Joel: International Theological Commentary (T and T Clark, 2016)