Dr. Ryan O’Dowd

Ryan O’Dowd is a Senior Fellow at Cornell University’s Chesterton House and pastor of Bread of Life Anglican Church of Ithaca, New York. His research interests include biblical law, wisdom, and poetry, as well as Christian theological approaches to ethics, work, and vocation. Dr. O’Dowd holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve with 30 years of combined service in active duty and reserve status. His books include The Wisdom of Torah: Epistemology in Deuteronomy and the Wisdom Literature (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht); Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction, with Craig Bartholomew (Apollos); Proverbs (Zondervan); and Numbers Through the Centuries, Blackwell Bible Commentaries, ed. John Sawyer and David M. Gunn (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).