Prof. Alexander Breitkopf

Alexander Breitkopf, PhD (candidate)

Instructor in Ecotheology
Ecological Ethics Specialist
International Experiences: Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, USA




  • Doctor of Philosophy (candidate), Theology/Old Testament, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Master of Arts, Theology/Old Testament, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Doctoral Dissertation

  • מה־אנוש: Lament, Penitence, and the Eco-Anthropology of Job (In progress)

Academic Experiences

  • Adjunct Professor, Redeemer University College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Lecturer, McMaster Divinity College / McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Lecturer, Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada  
  • Graduate Assistant, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Teaching Assistant, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Teaching Specializations

  • Ecotheology
  • Eco-hermeneutics
  • Eco-anthropology
  • Biblical Eco-ethics
  • Old Testament Theology & Ethics
  • Old Testament Wisdom Literature

Ministry Experiences

  • Program Supervisor, A Rocha Canada, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Guest Preaching – Hamilton Mennonite Church, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Guest Preaching – Bethany Baptist Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Regular Lay-Preacher – Marineview Chapel, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Ministry Intern, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Selected Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Bicycle Mechanic, Bikes for Newcomers Program (New Hope Community Bikes)
  • Internship trainer, "Creation and Fall” and “Sabbath” (A Rocha Canada in Hamilton, ON)
  • Workshop Presenter,  “A Biblical Basis for Creation Care & Ecological Justice” (Cahoots Festival)
  • Panelist, “A 40 Mile Feast” (Kirkwall Presbyterian Church)
  • Study Leader, “Food Forethought” (Hill Street Community Garden)
  • Founding Member/ Facilities Team Volunteer, (Mustard Seed Co-op)
  • Regular Volunteer, (A Rocha Canada in Hamilton, ON)


Journal & Dictionary Articles

  • “Unleavened Bread” to “Water” in Expository Dictionary of Old Testament and New Testament Words (Baker), forthcoming 2018.
  • “Providence” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: de Gruyter), forthcoming 2017.
  • “The Importance of Response in the Book of Job” Canadian Theological Review 4:1 (2015) 1–14.
  • “Danger! State Funding of Churches.” Church Leader in Africa 15:2 (2005) 6–7.  

Conference Presentations

  • “(Re)Signifying Creation: Viewpoint in Job as a Basis for a Christian Environmental Ethic,” (Emerging OT Scholar’s session) IBR/SBL Annual, 2015.
  • “The Importance of Response in the Book of Job,” (Founder’s Prize) CSBS Annual, 2015.   

Academic & Professional Memberships

  • Editorial & Leadership Experiences
    • Assistant Book Review Editor – Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (JHS)
    • Co-Founder, Co-Chair – IBR research group “Ecological Ethics and Biblical Studies” 
  • Memberships
    • Society of Biblical Literature
    • Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
    • Institute for Biblical Research
    • Canadian American Theological Association


  • Ancient Languages
    • Hebrew, Advanced Reading Proficiency