Fr. Victor Lee Austin

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Adjunct Professor of Theology, Theologian-in-Residence, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas


MDiv, General Theological Seminary, cum laude, 1985, PhD in theology (contemporary systematics), Fordham University, 2002.


Austin is a priest-scholar with background in both the parish ministry and the academic world. As a priest in the diocese of New York, Austin has served since 2005 as Theologian-in-residence at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. Prior to that, from 1989 to 2003 he was rector of the Church of the Resurrection, Hopewell Junction; and before that, he was curate of Zion Church in Wappingers Falls--all in New York. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the General Theological Seminary, New York City, and he earned his Ph.D. in theology from Fordham University in 2002. 

In the academic world, Austin was assistant professor of religious studies, philosophy, and theology at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania. He has also taught on the adjunct faculty of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York; Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, New York; and Fordham University and the General Theological Seminary


Up with Authority (shortlisted for Michael Ramsey Prize) (T&T Clark)

Christian Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed (T&T Clark)

Losing Susan: Brain Disease, the Priest's Wife, and the God Who Gives and Takes Away (Brazos)

Friendship: The Final Frontier (forthcoming 2020, Baker)





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