Peter J. Leithart (born 1959) is an American author, minister, theologian and president of Theopolis Institute for Biblical, Liturgical, & Cultural Studies in Birmingham, Alabama. Leithart blogs at  Peter J. Leithart, which is hosted by the journal . First Things He previously served as Senior Fellow of Theology and Literature as well as  Dean of Graduate Studies at New Saint Andrews College. He was selected by the Association of Reformed Institutions of Higher Education to be one of the organization's 2010-2012 Lecturers. He is the author of  commentaries on the Book of Kings and the Book of Samuel, as well as a Survey of the Old Testament. Other works include books on topics such as Dante's , Inferno Shakespeare, and Jane Austen. He is also the author of a book of children's bedtime stories titled Wise Words based on the Book of Proverbs.
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Ministry [ edit ]
Leithart was ordained a
teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. In June 2011, Leithart was tried by his  presbytery for heresy related to his views regarding the Federal Vision. In October 2011 he was exonerated on all charges. Following his move to Birmingham in 2013, the presbytery with jurisdiction there denied his request to labor out of bounds (in a ministry not connected to the PCA) at Theopolis Institute.  He is now a minister in the  Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches.
Publications [ edit ]
Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspective (Cascade, 2012). Part of a new Theopolitical Visions series.
Athanasius (Baker Academic, 2011) Along with John Barach,
Peter J. Leithart edits The Glory of Kings: A Festschrift in Honor of . (Wipf & Stock, 2011) James B. Jordan
Fyodor Dostoevsky (Thomas Nelson, 2011). One of Peter J. Leithart's contributions to Thomas Nelson's Christian Encounters Series.
Jane Austen (Thomas Nelson, 2010). One of Peter J. Leithart's contributions to Thomas Nelson's Christian Encounters Series.
The Four: A Survey of the Gospels (2010)
(IVP Academic, 2010) Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom
Writer of Fancy: The Playful Piety of Jane Austen (forthcoming) The Epistles of John Through New Eyes: From Behind the Veil,
Peter J. Leithart's commentary on 1 - 3 John is the latest entry in The Through New Eyes Bible Commentary Series. John, in his epistles, is continuing themes that he began to write about in his gospel, but which now have heightened in intensity and urgency as 70 AD approaches. In this verse-by-verse commentary, Dr. Leithart expounds John's inspired instructions to Christians living at the end of an age, to whom God himself has drawn near and revealed himself in Jesus Christ.
Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture (2009), Baylor University Press.
Solomon Among Postmoderns (2007)
The Baptized Body (2007)
Deep Comedy: Trinity, Tragedy, & Hope In Western Literature (2006)
1 & 2 Kings (2006) in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series.
A Great Mystery: Fourteen Wedding Sermons (2006)
The Promise Of His Appearing: An Exposition Of Second Peter (2004)
Miniatures and Morals: The Christian Novels of Jane Austen (2004)
Against Christianity (2003)
From Silence to Song: The Davidic Liturgical Revolution (2003)
The Priesthood of the Plebs: A Theology of Baptism (2003)
A Son to Me (2003)
Ascent to Love: A Guide to (2001) Dante's Divine Comedy
Blessed Are the Hungry: Meditations on the (2000) Lord's Supper
A House for My Name: A Survey of the (2000) Old Testament
Heroes Of The (1999) City Of Man
Brightest Heaven of Invention: A Christian Guide To Six (1996) Shakespeare Plays
Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life (1995)
The Kingdom and the Power: Rediscovering the Centrality of the Church (1993)
Clean Air: A Citizen's Handbook for Media Accountability with George Grant, (1990)
In Defense of Greatness: How Biblical Character Shapes A Nation's Destiny with George Grant, (1990)
The Walls Came Tumbling Down: The Fall of Communism in Our Time with George Grant, (1990)
The Reduction of Christianity with Gary DeMar (1988)
The Catechism of the New Age: A Response to Dungeons and Dragons (1987), with George Grant (1987)
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