Rev. Vien V. Nguyen, SCJ

Fr. Vien V. Nguyen, SCJ
S.T.D., Santa Clara University
S.T.L., Santa Clara University
Th.M, Santa Clara University
M.Div., Catholic Theological Union


“Extending the Boundaries of Gender and Ethnicity in the Wilderness: A Spatial Reading of the Ethiopian Eunuch Narrative in Acts 8:26-40.”

Special Interests:

  • NT: Luke-Acts; Matthew and the Torah; gender and ethnicity in biblical literature and the ancient Mediterranean world; spatiality in biblical studies; women in the Bible.
  • OT: Hebrew Prophets


  • Nguyen, Vien. 2021. Review of The New Testament Commentary Guide: A Brief Handbook for Students and Pastors, by Nijay K. Gupta. In Review of Biblical Literature (December 2021).
  • Nguyen, Vien V. 2020. Matthew and the Torah: An Analysis of Matthew 5:17-20. Journal of Biblical Theology 3.3 (July — September 2020), pp. 5-35
  • Nguyen, Vien V. 2020. Review of Being Subordinate Men: Paul’s Rhetoric of Gender and Power in 1 Corinthians, by Brian J. Robinson. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 82.3 (July 2020), pp. 523-24
  • Nguyen, Vien V. 2020. Review of Jesus the Samaritan: Ethnic Labeling in the Gospel of John, by Stewart Penwell. Review of Biblical Literature 06/2020.
  • Nguyen, Vien V. 2020. Review of The Lord’s Supper in Corinth in the Context of Greco-Roman Private Associations, by Jin Hwan Lee. Review of Biblical Literature 03/2020.
  • Nguyen, Vien V., Review of Empire And Gender In LXX Esther by Meredith J. Stone, Review of Biblical Literature 03/2020.
  • Review of The Gospel Of Luke by Pablo T. Gadenz (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018). In Catholic Biblical Quarterly 82:1 (2020): 134-36.
  • Review of Jesus, Revolutionary Of The Poor: Matthew’s Subversive Messiah by Mark Bredin (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017) In Review Of Biblical Literature (January 2020).
  • “Resisting Despair: Prophetic Hopes in Times of Crisis,” The Priest (December 2019).
  • “A Parallel Case of Two Conversion Stories: A Narrative Criticism of Acts 8:5-40,” The Journal Of Biblical Theology2:4 (2019), pp. 23-41.
  • “A Parallel Case of Two Conversion Stories: A Narrative Criticism of Acts 8:5-40,” The American Journal Of Biblical Theology20:35 (2019).
  • Review of Anna Rebecca SolevågNegotiating The Disabled Body: Representations Of Disability In Early Christian Texts, (Early Christianity and Its Literature 23; Atlanta: SBL Press, 2018), Review Of Biblical Literature, Aug 6, 2019.
  • Review of Vaitusi Nofoaiga, A Samoan Reading Of Discipleship In Matthew, Review Of Biblical Literature