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Robert K. Gnuse

James C. Carter, S.J.; Bank One Distinguished Professor of the Humanities

Robert K. Gnuse
Robert K. Gnuse

Dr. Robert Gnuse is the James C. Carter, S.J./Bank One Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Religious Studies Department. He received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in the area of Old Testament, and he is the author of 12 books and approximately 80 articles in the field of biblical studies. He has been at Loyola since 1980. Courses taught by him include Introduction to World Religions and various courses in the Bible.

Recent Publications

  • The Bible and the Environment: A Cry for Justice (Moldova: Generis Press, 2022)
  • Hellenism and the Primary History: The Imprint of Greek Sources in Genesis-2 Kings (London, Eng.: Routledge Press, 2020).
  • The Elohist: A Seventh Century BCE Theological Tradition (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017)
  • Trajectory of Justice: What the Bible Says about Slavery, Women, and Homosexuality. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2015.
  • “Seven Gay Texts: Biblical Passages Used to Condemn Homosexuality.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 45 (2015): 68-87.


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1980; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1978; S.T.M., Concordia Seminary in Exile, 1975; M.Div, Concordia Seminary in Exile, 1974; B.A., Concordia Senior College, 1970; A.A., St. Paul's College, 1968

Classes Taught

Introduction to World Religions

New Testament as Literature

The Ancient Mind

Old Testament as Literature

Hebrew Prophets

Law: Ancient World