Dennis T. Olson
14 Mackay Campus Center
Dennis T. Olson is the Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology and Chair of the Biblical Studies Department at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his MDiv from Luther Theological Seminary and his MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University. His academic interests are in literary approaches to Old Testament interpretation and Old Testament and biblical theology. He specializes in the Pentateuch and other narrative literature of the Old Testament. An ordained Lutheran minister, he has chaired the Convocation of Teaching Theologians for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Olson has served as a general acquisitions editor for the Society of Biblical Literature, a member of the Society of Biblical Literature Pentateuch steering committee, and he is currently the Pentateuch general editor for a thirty-volume project titled, The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Walter de Gruyter).
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”