Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of New
Testament in the Department of Theology and Religious
Studies at the University of San Francisco. He received his Ph.D.
(STD) in New Testament Exegesis from the Katholieke Universiteit
Leuven in Belgium (2003). Pizzuto explores the relationship between
New Testament exegesis and Christian theology as they impact some
of the most pressing and controversial issues in our Church and
Pizzuto has published and presented internationally in the areas of
New Testament christology, same-gender marriage, climate change,
interreligious dialogue, and contemplative Christian
In addition to his teaching, Professor Pizzuto ministers as a priest in The Episcopal Church, the Diocese of California, where he and the community he founded (New Skellig) were received in December 2014. Pizzuto offers workshops, retreats and lectures on Christian contemplative practice, biblical spirituality, cosmic christology, gay/lesbian spirituality and Celtic Christianity.
Ph.D. (STD), 2003, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Director, Catholic Studies and Social Thought Minor
Coordinator, Ignatian Faculty Forum
New Testament Spirituality
Christian Mysticism & Contemplative Practice
LGBT Hermeneutics & Theology
Contemplating Christ: Contemplative Ruminations on the Five Gospels. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, forthcoming 2016.
A Cosmic Leap of Faith: An Authorial, Structural, and
Theological Investigation of the Cosmic Christology in Col 1:15-20,
Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 41. Leuven:
"The Deus Absconditus of Scripture: An Apophatic Hermeneutic for Christian Contemplatives" Biblical Theology Bulletin 44:2 (Spring 2014), 100-108.
"The Structural Elegance of Matthew 1-2: A Chiastic Proposal"
Catholic Biblical Quarterly (October
"Colossae," in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its
Reception, Walter de Gruyter Publishing House, 2012.
"Epistle to the Colossians," in Encyclopedia of the Bible
and its Reception, Walter de Gruyter Publishing House,
"Ecological Hermeneutic of Col 1:15-20: A Panentheistic
Proposal," in Confronting the Climate Crisis: Catholic
Theological Perspectives, Jame Shaefer, ed., Maquette:
University Press, 2011.
"Christianity and Homosexuality" in Encyclopedia of Gender
and Society, SAGE Publications, 2009.
"God Has Made it Plain To Them: An Indictment of Rome's
Hermeneutic of Homophobia," Biblical Theology Bulletin
38:4 (Winter 2008), 163-83.
"Religious Terror and the Prophetic Voice of Reason: Unmasking
our Myths of Righteousness, Biblical Theology Bulletin
37:2 (Summer 2007), 47-53.