Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
Dean & President
Professor of New Testament
In her teaching Professor Kittredge gives students the exegetical and interpretive tools to appreciate and to critically engage with biblical texts for theological reflection. She believes that historical and literary study of scripture in its ancient context can inform and nourish the imagination for faithful preaching and teaching. Professor Kittredge, a contributor to The New Oxford Annotated Bible and the Women's Bible Commentary, is the author of Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John and Community and Authority: The Rhetoric of Obedience in the Pauline Tradition. She co-edited The Bible in the Public Square: Reading the Signs of the Times and Walk in the Ways of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. She is the co-editor of the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament (2014). Professor Kittredge is past president of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars and chair of the board of the Evangelical Education Society. She is a member of the Steering Committee for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion. Prior to joining the seminary faculty in the fall of 1999, Professor Kittredge taught at Harvard University and the College of the Holy Cross. She serves as assisting priest at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin.
BA, Williams College. MDiv, ThM, ThD, Harvard Divinity School.