Assistant Professor of Theology
Phone: (903) 233-3375
Wilson is one the newest members to join (Fall 2011) the Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries faculty of LeTourneau University. He grew up in São Paulo, Brasil, where he served as a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Brasil (IPB). He then pursued a Th.M. in Old Testament studies at Calvin Theological Seminary, in Grand Rapids, MI. There, he met his wife, Katie, where they married before leaving for his Ph.D. at Leiden University, in the Netherlands. During the past 5 years, Wilson was able to serve as an associate pastor at an international Anglican community where he learned much about the widespread arms of the body of Christ. Some hobbies he enjoys are: soccer, tennis, golf, reading, watching a good movie, eating organic/local food, salsa dancing with his wife and trying not to be last in fantasy football. Wilson and Katie have a baby boy, Matthew, and are grateful to be in Texas where they have been welcomed by “y’all” with warm, loving friendships and beautiful sunshine.
- Biblical Foundations, Pentateuch, Poetical Books, Hebrew
- Ph.D. in Old Testament, Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands (2007-2011) [Promotion: March 15, 2012]
Dissertation: LXX Isaiah as Interpretation and Translation: A Methodological Discussion.
- Th.M. in Old Testament, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI (2004-2006)
Dissertation: The Interpretation of the Yiqtol Verbs in Psalm 47:4-5
- B.A. in Theology (equivalent to M.Div.), José Manoel da Conceição Presbyterian Theological Seminary, São Paulo, Brasil (1999-2002)
Monograph: Breves Considerações sobre a Aliança da Criação e a Plenitude do Espírito em Efésios 5:18-6:9
Isaiah; Psalms; Genesis 1-11; The LXX of Isaiah; Early Versions (Targum, Peshitta, and Vulgate); New Testament Quotations of the Greek Old Testament; History of Biblical Interpretation/History of Reception; History of Old Testament Scholarship; The Old Testament and Ethics; Biblical Theology.
Cunha, Wilson de A. “Kingdom and Kingship in Isaiah 24-27” in Isaiah 24-27 (ed. Todd Hibbard and Paul Kim; Atlanta: SBL, forthcoming).
Cunha, Wilson de A. “LXX Isaiah 25:6-8 and the Issue of Coherence” in LXX: XIV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Helsinki 2010 (SCS 59; ed. Melvin K. H. Peters; Atlanta: SBL, 2013): 277-290.
Cunha, Wilson de A. “A Brief Discussion of MT Isaiah 24,14-16,” Biblica 90 (2009), 530-544.
Cunha, Wilson de A. Review of J. Ferry. Isaïe: “Comme les mots d'un livre scellé...” (Paris: Cerf, 2008). Review of Biblical Literature (01/2013).
Cunha, Wilson de A. Review of Arie C. Leder. Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch (Philipsburg: P&R Publishing, 2010). Calvin Theological Journal (forthcoming).
Membership in Academic Societies
- Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
- Institute for Biblical Research (IBR)
- Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
- The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS)
- Ordained Presbyterian minister in the Presbyterian Church of Brasil (IPB)
Interpreting the Bible in-between two worlds is the focus of my research and teaching. I strive to read the Bible in the light of the ancient context from which it arose while being sensitive to appropriating the Bible’s message in the context from which I read it. Research in the history of the Bible’s reception, especially in Early Judaism and Early Christianity, is also part of my interest as it helps me understand how others in the long past have appropriated the ancient message of the Bible anew in their respective contexts.