Th.D., Harvard University

M.Div., Weston School of Theology

A.B., Boston College

Arthur J. Dewey

Professor of Theology at Xavier University, Ohio

Arthur J. Dewey (Th.D., Harvard University) is Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati. He was the Acting Chair, Theology Department, Xavier University, 2016-18. A distinguished teacher, writer, translator and commentator, he is the author of Inventing the Passion: How the Death of Jesus was Remembered (2017) and co-author of The Complete Gospel Parallels (with Robert J. Miller, 2011), The Authentic Letters of Paul (with Roy W. Hoover, Lane C. McGaughy, and Daryl D. Schmidt, 2010) and The Gospel of Jesus, rev.ed., Robert Funk and Arthur Dewey . Dewey’s poetry has appeared in Christian Century and his poetic perspective aired on the Saturday Morning Edition on Public Radio Station WVXU (91.7) in Cincinnati for more than a dozen years.


Academic Credentials

  • A.B., Boston College
  • M.Div., Weston School of Theology
  • Th.D., Harvard University

Academic Appointments

  • Acting Chair, Theology Depart. Xavier University 2016-18
  • Professor of Theology, Xavier University, 1980–
  • Instructor, Boston College Honors Program, 1971–1980.
  • Instructor in Scripture, Emmanuel College, Center for Educational and Pastoral Ministry, 1977–1980.
  • Lecturer, Harvard Divinity School Summer Language Program, 1979

Professional Service

  • Co-Chair, Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Group, Society of Biblical Literature, 1999–2006
  • President, Eastern Great Lake Biblical Society, 2001-2002
  • Regional Secretary, Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society, 1994–1997
  • Chair, Department of Theology, Xavier University, 1994–1997.
  • Director, Graduate Program in Theology, Xavier University, 1994–1997.
  • Chair of Faculty, Xavier University, 1992–1994.
  • Editorial Board, Forum, 1988–

Awards and Honors

  • Mills Foundation Grant for Healing Deadly Memories Project. 1997
  • Wheeler Grant for Scholar Seminar: Religion in Print. 1997
  • Xavier University Faculty Development Grant, 1989
  • American Jewish Committee Research Grant for Deadly Memories: Dealing with Anti-Semitic Elements in the New Testament. 1987
  • Xavier University Faculty Development Grant. 1983
  • Arthur Darby Nock Memorial Fellowship, Harvard University, 1977–1978
  • Clarence Campbell Scholarship, Harvard University. 1974–1977