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Frank Kovacs

Adjunct Faculty

PhD in New Testament (North-West University, South Africa, MTh (North-West University, South Africa), MDiv (University of Toronto)

BSc (University of Toronto)



Frank received his Ph.D in 2011 and is currently a Sessional Lecturer on the Wycliffe College Adjunct Faculty. He teaches primarily New Testament Greek and exegesis of the Lukan writings, however since 2016 he has taught a range of New Testament and Hermeneutic courses at other seminaries and a number of cross-listed courses through the Toronto School of Theology. Frank is also a Research Associate at the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. He has a special interest in sociolinguistics and New Testament interpretation, first century conceptions of the environment and economics, and Christianity’s contemporary relevance. Prior to academic ministry, he worked as a chaplain and served as an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the pastorate for sixteen years. He is married and has one adult daughter.


Areas of Expertise

  • Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles
  • General/Catholic Epistles
  • Socio-rhetoric in First Century Writings
  • Theological Interpretation of Scripture


Select Publications


  • The Covenant Concept as an Organizing Principle in Luke-Acts. (Bern/New York: Peter Lang, 2022)


  • The Enthymeme in Luke 19:9 and the Salvation of Zacchaeus,” in Tyndale Bulletin 73 (2022): 119–147.
  • Jesus’ Call to Commitment in Luke 9:51–62,” in Haddington House Journal 16 (2014): 5–11.
  • The Lukan Covenant Concept: the Basis of Israel’s Mandate in Luke-Acts,” in Verbum et Ecclesia 34 (2013): 9 pgs.