Department of Theology

Dr. Arthur Dewey

Professor, Theology Department

Arthur J. Dewey is Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati and a long-time Fellow of the Jesus Seminar. His Inventing the Passion that explores how the early Jesus followers remembered the death of Jesus was published last November. Before that he published Wisdom Notes (2016), re-edited The Gospel of Jesus (2015), and co-authored The Complete Gospel Parallels (with Robert J. Miller, 2011) and The Authentic Letters of Paul (with Roy W. Hoover, Lane C. McGaughy, and Daryl D. Schmidt, 2010). He has written numerous articles on Paul, the historical Jesus, the Gospel of Thomas and the passion narrative tradition. For over a dozen years he was a commentator for the NPR station WVXU in Cincinnati. In 1987 he co-founded and continues to offer “Healing Deadly Enemies,” a program dealing with the virus of anti-Semitism and the New Testament. 






New Testament

First Year at Xavier



  • Th.D. (Harvard University)