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Carlos Sosa Siliezar

Assistant Professor of New Testament

On Faculty since 2016
BGC 565


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 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.

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
  • Hispanic Theology
  • Society of Biblical Literature (US)
  • British New Testament Society (UK)
  • Professional Society for the Humanities (Guatemala)


  • Savior of the World: A Theology of the Universal Gospel. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2019 (forthcoming)     
  • Creation Imagery in the Gospel of John. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018 


  Edited volume

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

Peer-review Essays

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.

Peer-review Journal Articles

Tres rostros de Dios en el Cuarto EvangelioGregorianum 94 (2013). 

La creación en el Evangelio de Juan: Una revisión bibliográfica de autores anglófonosScripta Theologica 45 (2013).

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

Función literaria del pleito pactal en el libro de los JuecesRevista Bíblica 71 (2009). 

La teología de la gracia en el pensamiento de Karl RahnerCuadernos de Teología 27 (2008).

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

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

“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).

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 Kairόs 48 (2011): 119-24.

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)