Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Arthur Dewey

Institutional Affiliation

Professor of Theology

Xavier University, Ohio


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


Arthur J. Dewey is Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati and the Westar Polebridge Press Publisher. A distinguished teacher, writer, translator, and commentator, Dewey is the author of Inventing the Passion: How the Death of Jesus was Remembered (2017), co-author of The Complete Gospel Parallels (with Robert J. Miller, 2011), part of the translation team for The Authentic Letters of Paul (2010).Dewey’s poetry has appeared in The 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.

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

• 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

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–