Jeff Yaneff

Jeff Yaneff

- ThD, Canada Christian College (2013) 

- PhD Candidate, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto (2018–Present) 

Professor of Biblical Theology and Philosophy

Jeff Yaneff began academic teaching in 2013 after completing his doctorate in theology. He has taught over a dozen courses from Critical Thinking to the Book of Romans and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, Wycliffe College. He has spoken at academic conferences on issues of overpopulation, scholarly consensus, and the translation and interpretation of the book of Romans and Genesis. Some of his recent academic conference presentations include the following: 

“Overpopulation and Resource Scarcity in Julian L. Simon and Paul. R. Ehrlich” (Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2023, York University)
“Challenging Consensus and the Challenge of Consensus in Interdisciplinary Studies” (Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion, Queen’s University). 
“Challenging the Consensus: Reading Romans 5:14 Against the Grain” (Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium, Drew University). 
“Paul’s Apocalyptic Reading of the Purpose of the Law” (Wycliffe Center for Scripture and Theology: Colloquium, Wycliffe College). 
He is contributing an essay on ethics to a forthcoming volume to be published with Wipf and Stock Publishers titled The Seed of Abraham: Intersections of Jewish and Christian Thought. His other academic and personal interests relate to the subjects of human mortality, immortality, and the relationship of energy policy to human flourishing. He lives in Toronto where he has worked at a homeless shelter for 15 years. He is married and has four children. 

Top 3 Courses Taught

  • Old Testament Theology
  • New Testament Theology
  • Apologetics

Favourite Bible Verse

“When this perishable body is clothed with an imperishable body, and this mortal body is clothed with an immortal body, then the saying which has been written will be fulfilled, “Death is destroyed in victory. Where, Death, is your victory? Where, Death, is your deadly sting?” – 1 Corinthians 15:54-55