The Right Rev. Frederick Houk Borsch

Bishop Frederick Houk Borsch was most recently Professor of  New Testament and Chair of Anglican Studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Earlier, he was the Interim Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and Associate Dean of the Yale Divinity School. He is the retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

Educated at Princeton, Oxford and the General Theological Seminary, Bishop Borsch received his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham in England.  In addition to teaching posts in England at Seabury-Western and the General Theological Seminary, he was formerly Dean, President, and Professor of New Testament at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He was Dean of the Chapel with rank of Professor of Religion at Princeton University where he taught in the Program in the History, Archaeology and Religions of the Ancient World. From 1988-2000 he was Chair of the Theology Committee for the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church.  

Contributor of essays, articles and poetry to a number of journals and newspapers, he is the author or editor of some 20 books.  He has been a conference leader and given university and seminary lectures at a number of institutions in this country and abroad.