Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Research Professor of Systematic Theology

Dr. Vanhoozer has long been interested in what it means to be biblical in theology and life, and thus in the dialogue between exegesis and systematics. He has also served on the faculty at Wheaton College and Graduate School (2008-11) and the University of Edinburgh (1990-98). He has edited several books, including The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology and the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Christianity Today Best Biblical Studies Book of the Year, 2006), as well as a collection of essays by Trinity students entitled Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Influence Trends. (Baker, 2005). He is the theological mentor of the Augustine Fellowship at the Center for Pastor Theologians. He is married to Sylvie, from France, author of The Art of Living in Season: A Year of Reflections for Everyday Saints. They have two adult daughters, one son-in-law, and lots of books, as they both enjoy reading.



Biblical Narrative in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, Cambridge University Press, 1990

Is There a Meaning in this Text? The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge, Zondervan, 1998; Christianity Today Book Award, 1999

First Theology: God, Scripture, and Hermeneutics, InterVarsity Press, 2002

The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology, Westminster John Knox, 2005; Christianity Today Best Theology Book of the Year, 2006

Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion and Authorship, Cambridge University Press, 2010

Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine, Lexham Press, 2019

Mere Christian Hermeneutics: Transfiguring What it Means to Read the Bible Theologically, Zondervan, 2024