Francisco Lozada, Jr.

Brite Divinity School educates women and men to lead in the ministry of Christ’s church, the academy and public life as witnesses to God’s reconciling and transforming love and justice.

Biography

Francisco Lozada, Jr. Charles Fischer Catholic Associate Professor of New Testament and Latina/o Church Studies at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. He holds a doctorate in New Testament and Early Christianity from Vanderbilt University. He is former co-chair of the Johannine Literature Section (Annual Meeting and International Meeting,) and currently chair of the program committee of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and a member of SBL Council. He is a past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, a steering committee member of the Bible, Indigenous Group of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and co-chair of the Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation Consultation (SBL). He also served as a New Testament doctoral mentor for the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI). Besides publishing several articles and chapters, Dr. Lozada has published, A Literary Reading of John 5: Text as Construction (2000), and New Currents Through John: A Global Perspective (co-editor with Tom Thatcher, 2006). He is presently working on two projects. The first is a co-edited work on the theme of Latino/a Biblical Interpretation to be published in Semeia: An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism and another contracted volume on the same theme for SBL Publications. He teaches in the area of New Testament Studies and Latinos/as Studies. Dr. Lozada is Roman Catholic and married to Wendi Lozada-Smith (Disciples of Christ) and they have two children

Degrees

Ph.D., The Graduate School, Vanderbilt University, 1997
M.A., The Graduate School, Vanderbilt University, 1994
M.T.S., The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, 1990
B.A., John Carroll University, 1988


Religion

Roman Catholic Church

Courses

  • Exegesis in the Gospels and Acts - John
  • Exegesis in the New Testament Epistles and Revelation: Galatians
  • Immigration and Religion
  • Interpreting the New Testament
  • Issues in New Testament Studies - Cultural Hermeneutics
  • Issues in New Testament Studies: Race and Ethnicity in New Testament Studies
  • Minoritized Readings of the Bible
  • Rereading Liberation Theology in Guatemala (travel course)
  • Welcoming the Stranger:Latino/a Biblical Interpretation

Books

  • Perspectives and Methods in Culture, Power, and Identity in the New Testament. Edited with Greg Carey. Soundings in Cultural Criticism Series; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.
  • New Currents Through John: A Global Perspective. Editor with Thomas Thatcher. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature Publications, 2006.
  • A Literary Reading of John 5: Text as Construction. Studies in Biblical Literature 20. NY: Peter Lang, 2000.

Journal Articles and Chapters in Books

  • “Teaching the New Testament Toward an Expanded Contextual Approach,” in Perspectives Methods in Culture, Power, and Identity in the New Testament (eds., Francisco Lozada, Jr. and Greg Carey; Soundings in Cultural Criticism Series; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013).
  • “Matthew 6:9b-13 (The Lord’s Prayer): Explorations into a Latino/a Optic on Language and Translation,” in Matthew and Context (Minneapolis: Fortress Press), 2012.
  • “New Testament Studies and Postcolonialism: Placing Johannine Studies within the Discourse,” in Meaning and Method: Essays on New Testament Interpretation in Honor of Harold W. Attridge (eds., Andrew B. McGowan and Kent Harold Richards; Atlanta, SBL Publications, 2011).
  • “Journey and the Fourth Gospel: A Latino/a Exploration,” in Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology (July 2011) Vol. 65, No. 3: 264-275.
  • “Exegesis: Matthew 5:1-12,” in Lectionary Homiletics (January 30, 2011): 71-72.

Presentations

  • “Latino/a Biblical Hermeneutics: A Question of Being and/or Practice,” in the SBL Bible and Cultural Studies Section, November 2012 (Annual SBL Meeting in Chicago, IL).
  • “Response to Minoritized Readings of John 4,” in the SBL Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation Consultation, November 2012 (Annual SBL Meeting in Chicago, IL).
  • “After Twenty Years: A Latino/a Response to Stony the Road We Trod,” in the African American Hermeneutics Session, SBL Annual Meeting, November 2011.
  • “Envisioning the Future: Ethos and Ethics of Graduate Biblical Education—A Response,” in the Ethos and Ethics of Graduate Biblical Education Session, SBL International Meeting, July 2011.
  • “A Contextual Reading of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew,” Contextual Hermeneutics Session, SBL, Atlanta, Georgia 2010.

Professional Affiliations

Society of Biblical Literature
American Academy of Religion
Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States