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Carlos Sosa Siliezar

Associate Professor of New Testament

On Faculty since 2016
630.752.5901
BGH 565

carlos.sosa@wheaton.edu

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. Having taught for almost a decade in Guatemala, I am currently researching 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.

University of Edinburgh
Ph.D., 2014

  • BITH 646 Greek Exegesis
  • BITH 555 Exploring the New Testament
  • BITH 546 New Testament Book Study
  • BITH 457 The Gospel of John
  • BITH 353 New Testament in the Mediterranean World
  • BITH 351 Jesus of Nazareth
  • BITH 213 New Testament Literature and Interpretation
  • Gospels
  • Christian Origins
  • Second Temple Jewish Literature
  • Latin American Readings of the New Testament
  • Gospels
  • Acts
  • Christian Origins
  • Second Temple Jewish Literature
  • Latin American Readings of the New Testament
  • Latino and Latina Theology
  • Society of Biblical Literature (US)
  • British New Testament Society (UK)
  • Professional Society for the Humanities (Guatemala)

English

Spanish

  Edited volume

  • Lecturas bíblicas desde América Latina: Homenaje a Gary R. Williams. Edited with M. Daniel Carroll R. Guatemala: Kairós, 2016

Book Chapters

"A Threefold Testimony to Jesus’ Universal Significance in the Gospel of John." Edited by Bernardo Estrada and Luis Guillermo Sarasa. El Evangelio de Juan: Origen, contenido y perspectivas. Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2018.

"Ecclesiology in Latin America: A Biblical Perspective." Edited by Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue and K. K. Yeo. The Church from Every Tribe and Tongue: Ecclesiology in the Majority World. Carlisle: Langham, 2018. 

"Preguntas críticas al texto de 1 Tesalonicenses." Edited by Carlos Sosa Siliezar and M. Daniel Carroll R. Lecturas bíblicas desde América Latina: Homenaje a Gary R. Williams. Guatemala: Kairós, 2016.

Journal Articles

"Scripture's Impact on Bartolomé de las Casas' Theology: Lessons for the Interpretation of Key Johannine Themes." Revista Bíblica 82 (2020): 419-436. 

"Tres rostros de Dios en el Cuarto Evangelio." Gregorianum 94 (2013): 727-737. 

"La creación en el Evangelio de Juan: Una revisión bibliográfica de autores anglófonos." Scripta Theologica 45 (2013): 445-463.

"Análisis literario y exegético de Gálatas 5:1-6." DavarLogos 11 (2012): 57-79.

"La teología de la gracia en el pensamiento de Karl Rahner." Cuadernos de Teología 27 (2008): 137-155.

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

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

“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).

Current Developments in Narrative Criticism: A Latin American Perspective
Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, Massachusetts (2020)

Latino, Latina, and Latin American Readings of the Spirit in Acts                                                                           Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, Rome, Italy, (2020)

Moral Formation in Multicultural Settings: A Theological Reading of Acts
Trinity College Queensland, Ecclesia and Ethics Conference, Australia (2019)

The Mission of the Church according to the Gospel of John
Concordia Seminary, Center for Hispanic Studies 14th Annual Lecture, St Louis, Missouri (2019)

Bartolomé de las Casas as Reader of Scripture
Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, Latin America Committee, Santiago, Chile (2018) 

Acts, the Spirit, and Latin American Hermeneutics
Evangelical Theological Society, Denver, Colorado (2018)

Christology and Ecclesiology in the Gospel of John
National Hispanic Lutheran Convention, Houston, Texas (2018)

The Universal Significance of Jesus in the Gospel of John
Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, Montreal, Canada (2016)  

Ecclesiology in Latin America: A Biblical Perspective
Institute for Biblical Research, San Antonio, Texas (2016)