Leroy A. Huizenga, Ph.D.

Current Position
Associate 
Professor of Theology
Administrative Chair of Human and Divine Sciences
University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

Education

Duke University, Ph.D. in Religion/New Testament (2001-2006)

  • Dissertation: The Akedah in Matthew (Supervised by Dr. Richard B. Hays)
  • Minors: Early Judaism; Greco-Roman Rhetoric and Philosophy

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (2004-2005)
Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div. (1998-2001)
Jamestown College, B.A., Religion/Philosophy & History/Political Science (1992-1996)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • The Gospels, particularly Matthew and Mark, methodologies, canonical and narrative approaches, alternatives to Q and Markan priority
  • Philosophy of language, hermeneutics, and literary theory as they bear on biblical interpretation and Christian theology and practice
  • The relationship of liturgy and scripture
  • History and theology of marriage
  • The theological and ecclesial interpretation of Scripture
  • The Old Testament in the New Testament

Biography

Dr. Leroy Huizenga is Administrative Chair of Human and Divine Sciences and Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., where he has served as Director of the Christian Leadership Center, Director of the Cor Christi Institute, and President of the Teaching Faculty Organization. Dr. Huizenga has a B.A. in Religion from Jamestown College (N.D.), a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University. During his doctoral studies he received a Fulbright Grant to study and teach at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany. After teaching at Wheaton College (Ill.) for five years, Dr. Huizenga was received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 2011.

Dr. Huizenga is the author of The New Isaac: Tradition and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew (Brill, 2012), co-editor of Reading the Bible Intertextually (Baylor, 2009), and is currently writing a major theological commentary on the Gospel of Mark for Bloomsbury T&T Clark’s International Theological Commentary series. A shorter work on the Gospel of Mark keyed to the lectionary for Year B, Loosing the Lion: Proclaiming the Gospel of Mark, was published by Emmaus Road (2017). He has lectured on Scripture throughout the United States and abroad in academic and ecclesial conferences. Dr. Huizenga is available to come speak at your parish, school, organization, or group about a variety of topics. Please contact him for more information.

Dr. Huizenga is married to Kari and has three darling children, Hans Arnold, Miriam Anne, and Maximus (Max) Joseph. He and his wife enjoy gardening, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends. Dr. Huizenga himself is passionate about fishing, determined to spend every rare spare moment hunting the elusive walleye.

Recent Publications/Projects

  • Loosing the Lion: Proclaiming the Gospel of Mark. Steubenville, Ohio: Emmaus Academic, 2017.
  • The Gospel of Mark. 2 vols. International Theological Commentary. Edinburgh: T&T Clark [forthcoming].
  • The New Isaac: Tradition and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 131. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
  • “The Confession of Jesus and the Curses of Peter: A Narrative-Christological Approach to the Text-Critical Problem of Mark 14:62.” Novum Testamentum 53 (2011): 244-66.
  • “The Preaching of Scripture According to Dei Verbum.” The Josephinum Diaconal Review [forthcoming fall 2017].
  • “The Old Testament in the New, Intertextuality, and Allegory.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 38 (2015): 17-35.
  • “The Matthean Christ, Center of Salvation History.” Letter & Spirit 9 (2014): 11-29.
  • “The Tradition of Christian Allegory Yesterday and Today.” Letter & Spirit 8 (2013):   77-99.
  • “Aqedah,” in the T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Daniel M. Gurtner. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2017.
  • “Suffering Servant,” in the T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Daniel M. Gurtner. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2017.
  • “The Bible in the United States,” pp. 271-79 in The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. Edited by Mark A. Lamport and George Kurian. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2016: 271-279.
  • “Tekakwitha, Katherine,” p. 2267 in The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. Edited by Mark A. Lamport and George Kurian. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2016.
  • “Vatican-United States Relations,” pp. 2392-94 in The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. Edited by Mark A. Lamport and George Kurian. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2016.
  • “Abraham, Isaac & Jacob,” in the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Edited by Daniel G. Reid, et al. 2d ed. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2013: 2-5.
  • “Bartholomew: New Testament,” in H. Spieckermann, et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 3 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011), 558-59.
  • “Bartholomew: Christianity,” in H. Spieckermann, et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 3 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011), 559-61.
  • “Bathsheba: New Testament and Early Christianity,” in H. Spieckermann, et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 3 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2011), 600-601.
  • “Immanuel (Emmanuel) (NT),” in H. Spieckermann, et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 12 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2016).
  • “Isaac (NT),” in H. Spieckermann, et al., eds., The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 13 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2016).