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Peter J. Leithart, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow of Theology
Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Cambridge University, 1998
Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), 1987
M.A. in Religion, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), 1986
A.B. in English and History, Hillsdale College, 1981

Dr. Leithart is the College's senior theology scholar. A prolific author with interests ranging from biblical typology to Jane Austen, Dr. Leithart received his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at the University of Cambridge, England. He also holds an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

He was honored with an appointment as an ARIHE Lecturer by the Association of Reformed Institutions of Higher Education ( for the 2010-2012 academic years.

He has authored several highly acclaimed books, including Defending Constantine, Deep Exegesis, Athanasius, Against Christianity, A Son to Me, A House for My Name, Blessed are the Hungry, Wise Words, Brightest Heaven of Invention, Heroes of the City of Man, and many more. He serves as a contributing editor for Touchstone and First Things magazines. His scholarly and popular articles have appeared in Pro Ecclesia, Journal of Biblical Literature, Westminster Theological Journal, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Birmingham News, First Things, Touchstone, and other publications.

Dr. Leithart has been an editor and writer for American Vision in Atlanta, Georgia (1987-1989), and a pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama (PCA, 1989-1995). A member of the Northwest Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), he serves as the senior (and founding) minister at Trinity Reformed Church, a CREC congregation, in Moscow.

Dr. Leithart and wife, Noel, have 10 children and an ever-growing number of grandchildren. Visit Dr. Leithart's personal website at

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Selected Books and Articles

Defending Constantine, IVP Academic, 2010

The Glory of Kings: A Festscrift in Honor of James B. Jordan, edited by Peter Leithart and John Barach, Pickwick Publications, 2011

Athanasiuis, Baker Academic, 2011

Dostoevsky, Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2011

The Four: A Survey of the Gospels, Canon Press, 2010

Go to Jane Austen (Christian Encounters Series) page

Jane Austen, Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2010

The Baptized Body, Canon Press, 2007

Deep Comedy, Canon Press, 2006

1 & 2 Kings,Brazos Press, 2006

"The Christian Novelty: What Homer Could Not See, - -----------------------------------& Jane Austen Could," Touchstone, March 2005

The Priesthood of the Plebs: A Theology of Baptism, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2003 (Dr. Leithart's doctoral dissertation)

Against Christianity, Canon Press

A Son to Me

A Son to Me, Canon Press

Ascent to Love, Canon Press

Brightest Heaven of Invention, Canon Press

Heroes of the City of Man, Canon Press

A House for My Name, Canon Press






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