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vanThanh Nguyen, SVD

vanThanh Nguyen, S.V.D.

Professor of New Testament Studies and Holder of the Francis X. Ford, M.M., Chair of Catholic Missiology
M.Div. and M.A. at Catholic Theological Union; S.Th.D. at the Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, Rome

vănThanh Nguyễn is a religious missionary of the Society of the Divine Word (S.V.D.). He is Professor of New Testament Studies and the holder of the Francis X. Ford, M.M., Chair of Catholic Missiology at Catholic Theological Union, in Chicago, Illinois.

He is the author of the following books: Peter and Cornelius: A Story of Conversion and Mission (2012) and Stories of Early Christianity (2013), which was revised and translated into Vietnamese titled, Giáo Hội Sơ Khai: Những Câu Chuyện Chưa Từng Kể (2015). He co-edited with John Prior the volume titled, God’s People on the Move: Biblical and Global Perspectives of Migration and Mission (2014). He has published numerous articles in different professional journals and book chapters. His latest works include: “Reading the Bible in the New Christianity,” in World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights; “Preaching in the New Testament,” in Handbook for Catholic Preachers; “Prophetic Christology in the New Testament,” in Mission on the Road to Emmaus: Constants and Context and Prophetic Dialogue; “The Perennial Spirituality of Jesus according to Luke,” in Plural Spiritualities: North American Experiences; “‘Let the Dead Bury Their Dead’ (Lk 9:60): A New Perspective,” New Theology Review; “Migrants as Missionaries: The Case of Priscilla and Aquila,” Mission Studies.

He is an associate editor of the Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies and managing editor of Journal of Association of Asian/North American Theological Educators (JAANATE). He serves on the Provincial Council of the Chicago Province (2011-present) and Board of Directors and Trustees of Divine Word College (2011-present). He is a member of the following professional associations: Catholic Biblical Association; Society of Biblical Literature; Catholic Theological Society of America; Chicago Society of Biblical Research; Midwest Fellowship of Professors of Mission; and International Association for Mission Studies (convener of Biblical Studies and Mission).


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