Steven D. Aguzzi is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian church, and on the adjunct faculty of Duquesne University’s theology department. He earned his PhD in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University in December of 2013, with a research specialization in Jewish–Christian comparative theology. He is widely published on the topic of supersessionism and Jewish-Catholic relations, particularly in ecumenical journals, and his work is constructive in its attempts to utilize traditional eschatologies in an effort to express a Christian theology that takes Judaism seriously, on its own terms. Aguzzi also holds an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary, with specializations in comparative theology and ecumenical ecclesiology. Aguzzi has established ecumenical relations in the Pittsburgh area, and speaks nationally on the topic of Post-Shoah, Post-replacement theology.


Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Duquesne University

M.Div., Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

B.A., (Summa Cum Laude), Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Other Publications

Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism: A Way Beyond Replacement Theology (with a foreword by Jürgen Moltmann) New York, NY: Taylor & Francis; Routledge, 2017. Pp. 336. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/israel-the-church-and-millenarianism-steven-d-aguzzi/1124814887

Review of Justified in Christ, by Chris Castaldo. Newman Studies Journal 14, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 1-3.

“One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Supersessionism and Pope Benedict XVI’s Eschatological Ecclesiology concerning Israel and the Jewish People.” Journal of Ecumenical Studies 49, no. 4 (Fall, 2014), 601-612.

“Newman’s First Two Notes on Development and Patristic Millenarianism.” Newman Studies Journal 11, no. 2 (Fall, 2014), 4-19. https://philpapers.org/archive/AGUNFT.pdf

“John Henry Newman’s Anglican Views on Judaism.” Newman Studies Journal 7, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 56-72.

“Florovsky’s ‘The Boundaries of the Church’ in Dialogue with the Reformed Tradition: Toward a Catholic and Charismatic Ecumenical Ecclesiology.” Ecumenical Trends 39, no. 3 (March 2010): 8-14.


“Newman, Lent, and Popular Culture.” Newman Review: ePublication of the National Institute for Newman Studies (April 3, 2019). https://www.newmanreview.org/2019/04/03/newman-lent-and-popular-culture/.

“Suffering Redeemed: A Reformed Argument against Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.” Theology Matters 17, no. 2 (March/April 2011): 1-10.

Blog Posts


Peer-Referee for the St. Andrews Encyclopedia of Theology 2021-present


Member of the Editorial Board of Biblical Theology Bulletin 2021-present


Member of the Editorial Board of Sacrum Testamentum 2019-present


Member of the Editorial Board of the Toronto Journal of Theology 2018-present


Member of the Editorial Board of the Newman Studies Journal 2014-present


Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Incarnational Witnesses in the Local Community: An Analysis of John 9.” World Mission Initiative Conference, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA. 2014

“Newman’s Views on Judaism: An Interpretation.” The Richard R. and Marion A. Byrnes Lecture Series, Duquesne University, presenter and panel respondent to keynote speaker, Dr. Brian Daley, Pittsburgh, PA.  2010

“Franz Rosenzweig: A Dialogue on the Other.”  Presentation at the Interdisciplinary Seminar, Savannah Presbytery School of the Laity, New Brunswick, GA. 2010

“Florovsky’s “The Boundaries of the Church” in Dialogue with the Theology of John Calvin.” Paper presented at the Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies, Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston, MA.


“Georges Florovsky and John Calvin in Dialogue: A Patristic Synthesis in Ecclesiology.” Presented at Symbolon, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.  2009

“Nostra Aetate and its Reception: Influence on Post-Supersessionism.” Presented at Symbolon, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.  2009

“The Emergent Movement’s Response to the Modern Church: Principles, Worship Styles, Form and Function.” Presented at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, The Leadership Training Seminar, Savannah, GA. 2005

“Evangelism to Adolescents in a Postmodern Culture.” Presented at The Conference for Small Churches (PCUSA), Epworth By the Sea, GA. 2005

“Youth and the World in Which They Live: Early Christian Practices as Tools for Tempering Identity Fragmentation.” Presented at The Leadership Development Conference (Savannah Presbytery, PCUSA), St. Simon’s Island, GA. 2005

“Young Adults, Media, and Theological Variance in Family Units.” Television Episode, Comcast Cable. Interview/ Seminar presented at The Bethesda School Ministry Forum, Savannah, GA.


American Academy of Religion

North American Patristics Society

The Cardinal Newman Society

College Theology Society

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