Dr. Patricia Vesely will join the Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) faculty as Assistant Visiting Professor in Hebrew Bible, beginning with the fall semester 2020.

Dr. Vesely comes to MTS from Union Presbyterian Seminary and Virginia Commonwealth University, where she has been teaching courses in Hebrew Bible, Ethics, and Spirituality. Dr. Vesely earned her PhD from Union Presbyterian Seminary. Her dissertation has been published as Friendship and Virtue Ethics in the Book of Job (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

“We are delighted that Dr. Vesely is becoming part of our faculty,” says Dr. Peter Gathje, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean, “she brings a deep love for the Hebrew Bible combined with a strong commitment to the church and to the practical implications of biblical and theological study. She is also an accomplished musician, serving as the music director or a Presbyterian church and as an accompanist for the Richmond Ballet. This integration of biblical and theological study with the life of the church is typical of faculty at Memphis Theological Seminary.”

Dr. Vesely says, “I am very much looking forward to joining the MTS community. The hospitality and kindness I have witnessed from the faculty, staff, and students thus far has shown this to be a truly special place.  I am eager to participate in the deeper reflection of the Bible and Ethics with my students this Fall. “

Dr. Vesely will teach “Marginal Characters in the Bible,” and “Christian Ethics” in the fall semester.