Leadership

The Rev'd Canon Dr. Christopher Seitz

Rev’d Canon Dr. Christopher Seitz

Executive Director

A world-renowned theologian calls Professor Christopher Seitz one of the most insightful and creative biblical theologians working in the field today. Teacher, author, Anglican priest, and an articulate advocate for global communion, at The Cranmer Institute in Dallas, Dr. Seitz serves his loves for the Church, for teaching, and for global renewal through the Anglican Communion Institute, of which he is executive director. Since 2008, Dr. Seitz has been Senior Research Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Wycliffe College, the evangelical and Anglican theological college in the University of Toronto. Before that, he was professor of Old Testament and theological studies at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and Professor of Old Testament at Yale University. His 15 books include Word Without End, Figured Out, and The Character of Christian Scripture. In his Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism, several world renowned theologians consider the unifying character of the creed in today’s postmodern, ecumenical context.

The Cranmer Institute Board of Trustees

The Right Rev’d. James M. Stanton, D.D., Chairman | Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

The Very Rev’d. Dr. Philip W. Turner III, Vice-Chairman | Vice President, Anglican Communion Institute | Dean, Berkeley Divinity School/Yale, Retired

The Rev’d Canon Dr. Christopher R. Seitz, President/Executive Director | Canon Theologian, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas | Senior Research Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Wycliffe College, Toronto

The Rev’d. Dr. Charles D. Alley | Rector, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia

The Rev’d Dr. Ephraim Radner, Vice-President | Professor of Historical Theology, Wycliffe College, Toronto

Mr. G. Thomas Graves III, Treasurer | Treasurer, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

The Rev’d. Frank E. Fuller, Secretary | Rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Beaumont, Texas

William S. McIntyre | St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas

William B. Madden | St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas

Louis J. Schaufele | Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas

Jun Il Kwun | St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas

Carrie Boren Headington | Missioner for Evangelism, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

Andrew Leonie | Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas

Commentary on Books by the Founders of TCI

The Fate of Communion (Eerdmans, 2006), Ephraim Radner and Philip Turner

“No better study exists of the pros and cons regarding whether the worldwide Anglican Communion will hold together in the present crisis.”George Lindbeck, Yale University

Hope Among the Fragments (Baker Academic, 2004), Ephraim Radner

“This is potentially one of the most important contributions you are likely to read on the current tensions and conflicts over the church’s limits and identity. It wholly avoids the cliches of left and right and offers an unremittingly theological perspective on our troubles. . . . A deeply necessary book at this time.”Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

“I Am the Lord Your God”—Christian Reflections on the Ten Commandments (Eerdmans, 2005), Christopher Seitz, ed.

“ . . . the whole book should be required reading in every seminary and recommended reading for serious church study groups.” Max L. Stackhouse, Princeton Theological Seminary

Word Without End (Baylor, 2004), Christopher Seitz

“ . . . a major contribution to our common life that will have to be taken seriously in subsequent work.”Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

Inhabiting Unity (Eerdmans,1995), Ephraim Radner and R.R. Reno

“. . . the best introduction I know to the theological, liturgical, and pastoral issues raised by the Concordat.”Robert Runcie, Former Archbishop of Canterbury

Prophecy and Hermeneutics (Baker Academic, 2007), Christopher Seitz

“. . . Christopher Seitz now offers a magisterial overview of the entire field and outlines a new and brilliant hermeneutical synthesis of biblical prophecy that restores the centrality of the canonical scriptures to the church.” Brevard S. Childs, Yale University Divinity School

The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets (Baker Academic, 2009), Christopher Seitz

“. . . incisive, exhilarating, and quite constructively provocative. It will be read and discussed with much profit by theologians, biblical scholars, pastors, and seminarians.” Stephen B. Chapman, Duke Divinity School

The Character of Christian Scripture (Baker Academic, 2011), Christopher Seitz

“In this learned, astute and graceful study, Christopher Seitz reflects on the significance of the two-testament form of the Bible for understanding the character of Christian Scripture. It is a commanding account of the matter from a master of biblical theology.” John Webster, King’s College, University of Aberdeen

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