Arie C. Leder

 Arie C. Leder

Address3233 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor in Old Testament Studies, Calvin Theological Seminary

A.B., Calvin College, 1970
B.D., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1973
Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1982
Th.D., , 1992

Professor Leder’s career began with a position as a pastor in Ontario, Canada. From there he spent eight years as a missionary with Christian Reformed World Missions. He served in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica in varying positions including pastor and teacher. From there, he moved back to Canada as interim pastor, and pursued graduate studies in Toronto. Professor Leder has been at Calvin Theological Seminary since 1987 and teaches Old Testament Studies. His goal is to take the teachings of the Old Testament and help students to see how these teachings inform Reformed theology. Professor Leder’s areas of special interest are the Pentateuch and church architecture.

“My research interests focus on the Pentateuch, specifically Exodus and Leviticus, and church architecture as it relates to the function of the space dedicated to worship. My interests also extend to an examination of the Bible-and specifically the Old Testament-in a variety of mission contexts. These converge with the pedagogical goal of emphasizing the crucial role of the Bible in the ministry of the church and its critical function in the church’s missionary struggle with its detractors and opponents at home and abroad.”

Professor Leder is married with four children. He continues to be active in mission, outreach and Bible study among Hispanics, and travels to Spain and Latin America as a lecturer in Old Testament.

Areas of Interest

Old Testament Studies;

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