Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of New
Testament and Chair of 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).As a biblical theologian trained primarily
in historical-critical methodology, Pizzuto seeks to demonstrate
the relationship between New Testament exegesis and Christian
theology as they impact some of the most pressing and controversial
issues in our Church and society today.
Pizzuto has published and presented internationally in the areas of
New Testament christology, same-gender marriage, climate change,
interreligious dialogue, and contemplative Christian spirituality.
Likewise, he has introduced courses into USF's curriculum
that incorporate the study of scripture in light of the Christian
contemplative tradition and its relevance for contemporary
theological concerns. In 2011, Pizzuto was appointed to the Faith
and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches, where he
is engaged in exploring ecumenical relations among Christian
churches in the United States. He has appeared as a theological
consultant on the National Geographic channel and served as a
panelist on NPR.
In July 2006, Professor Pizzuto was ordained to the priesthood in
the Celtic Christian Church in which he has founded and ministers
to a Christian contemplative community, New Skellig, in the San
Francisco Bay Area. In addition to his teaching, Professor Pizzuto
offers workshops, retreats and lectures on Christian contemplative
practice, biblical spirituality, Cosmic christology, gay/lesbian
spirituality and Celtic Christianity.