Gary A. Anderson

Gary A. Anderson

Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Thought

Primary Field of Study: Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity


Ph.D. Harvard University

Research and Training Interests

The Tabernacle narrative

Selected Publications

Sin: A History. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009. Best Book of the year in Biblical Studies, Christianity Today.

Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013. One of the best books in Religion of 2013, Religious News Service; Award of merit from Christianity Today; Finalist for the 2014 American Academy of Religion Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion.

Christian Doctrine and the Old Testament: Theology in the Service of Biblical Exegesis. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017.

Creatio ex nihilo: Origins and Contemporary Significance. Edited with Markus Bockmuehl. University of Notre Dame Press, 2017.


Gary Anderson is interested in all dimensions of Biblical studies. His specialization is in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, but because of his interest in the history of interpretation, he also works in Second Temple Judaism and early Christian sources.


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