Carlos Sosa Siliezar, Ph.D.

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Biblical and Theological Studies Department

Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament
On Faculty since 2016

Office: BGC 525
Phone: (630)752-5901
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Education

Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014

About Carlos Sosa Siliezar

Before coming to Wheaton I taught for over a decade in Guatemala, Central America. My primary interest is the study of the New Testament in its ancient Jewish context with sensitivity for the literary and theological dimensions of the Greek text. My overall concern is allowing the biblical texts to shape my teaching, thinking, service, and ethics. I specialize on Johannine literature and the appropriation of Old Testament and Jewish traditions in the New Testament. I am currently developing an interest in reception history and theory as I seek to explore the use of the New Testament in Latin American theology. I love to spend time with my wife Gabby, a musician, and our two active children.

Courses Taught

  • BITH 646 Greek Exegesis: Gospel of John
  • BITH 353 New Testament in the Mediterranean World
  • BITH 213 New Testament Literature and Interpretation

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • British New Testament Society
  • Professional College of Humanities

Research

  • Gospel of John
  • Second Temple Jewish literature
  • Christian Origins
  • Latin American Readings of the NT
  • Reception Theory and History

Publications

Books

Creation Imagery in the Gospel of John. Library of New Testament Studies 546. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.

La condición divina de Jesús: Cristología y creación en el evangelio de Juan. Biblioteca de Estudios Bíblicos Minor 24. Salamanca: Sígueme, 2016.

Books Edited

Lecturas bíblicas desde América Latina: Homenaje a Gary R. Williams. Co-editor with M. Daniel Carroll R. Kairós 58–59. Guatemala: Seminario Teológico Centroamericano, 2016.

Journal Articles

“Tres rostros de Dios en el Cuarto Evangelio.” Gregorianum 94.4 (2013): 727-37.

“La creación en el Evangelio de Juan: Una revisión bibliográfica de autores anglófonos.” Scripta Theologica 45 (2013): 445-63

“Análisis literario y exegético de Gálatas 5:1-6.” DavarLogos 11.1 (2012): 57-79.

“Forma y función de Jueces 2:1-5; 6:7-10 y 10:11-16: Una comparación literaria y structural.” Kairós 46 (2010): 37-66.

“El aporte de 2 Corintios 1-8 para una soteriología paulina.” Teología y Cultura 12 (2010): 25-35.

“Función literaria del pleito pactal en el libro de los Jueces.” Revista Bíblica 71 (2009): 219-30.

“Cuando la paciencia del Señor se colma: Análisis exegético de Jueces 10:11-16.” Kairós 45 (2009): 9-39.

“La salvación de Dios según las cartas de Pedro.” Teología y Cultura 11 (2009): 45-54.

“Cuando la respuesta al clamor no es la liberación: Análisis de Jueces 6:7-10.” Kairós 44 (2009): 31-56.

“La teología de la gracia en el pensamiento de Karl Rahner.” Cuadernos de Teología 27 (2008): 137-55.

“La fiesta Marzeah en Ugarit y la interpretación de Amós 6:4-7.” Teología y Cultura 9 (2008): 43-55.

“Análisis exegético y literario de Jueces 2:1-5.” Kairós 43 (2008): 9-38.

“Aportes misionológicos del protestantismo liberal en América Latina.” Teología y Cultura 8 (2007): 47-59.

“Pureza e impureza en la narrativa de Pedro, Cornelio y el Espíritu Santo en Hechos 10.” Kairós 41 (2007): 55-78.

“¿Ofrenda para el templo o economía solidaria? Conflicto de interpretaciones en Malaquías 3:10.” Teología y Cultura 7 (2007): 125-32.

“Forma y mensaje del Salmo 67.” Kairós 40 (2007): 27-50.

“Trayectoria de la Nueva Evangelización católica: Un enfoque evangélico.” Kairós 39 (2006): 61-91.

“El Espíritu Santo en Hechos 10 en el contexto de las categorías judías de pureza e impureza.” Teología y Cultura 6 (2006): 23-28.

“La influencia de Isaías II en Zacarías II.” Kairós 37 (2005): 39-57.

Selected Book Reviews

Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner, eds. New Meanings for Ancient Texts (Biblical Criticisms and Their Applications; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2013). In Expository Times 127.6 (2016): 307.

Sun Myung Lyu. Righteousness in the Book of Proverbs (Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2.55; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012). In Expository Times 127.5 (2016): 254.

Christopher D. Tirres. The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). In Expository Times 126.7 (2015): 360.

Nathan MacDonald, Mark W. Elliott and Grant Macaskill, eds. Genesis and Christian Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012). In Expository Times 125.6 (2014): 308.

Tom Thatcher and Stephen D. Moore, eds. Anatomies of Narrative Criticism: The Past, Present, and Futures of the Fourth Gospel as Literature (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008). In Expository Times 123.4 (2012): 204-05.

Walter Moberly, Prophecy and Discernment (Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine 14; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). In KairĪŒs 48 (2011): 119-24.

Presentations

“The Universal Significance of Jesus in the Gospel of John,” for Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas 71st General Meeting and Pre-conference, Montreal, Canada, 2016.

“Ecclesiology in Latin America: A Biblical Perspective,” for Institute for Biblical Research, Scripture in Global Context Consultation, San Antonio, Texas, 2016.

“Creation Imagery in the Gospel of John,” for Biblical Studies Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2013.

“The Portrayal of God in the Gospel of John,” for Spanish Biblical Association, III International Biblical Congress, Seville, Spain, 2012.

Ecclesiastical Articles

“And Finally…” Expository Times 127.11 (2016).

“Las encrucijadas del trabajo teológico.” Signos de Vida 61 (2012).

“Las misiones y la creación: ¿Estamos hablando de lo mismo?” Etnos 2 (2009).

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