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Robert K. Gnuse, Ph.D.

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

Robert K. Gnuse, Ph.D.
Robert K. Gnuse, Ph.D.

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

  • Trajectory of Justice: What the Bible Says about Slavery, Women, and Homosexuality. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2015.
  • Misunderstood Stories: A Theological Commentary on Genesis 1-11. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2014.
  • “Theft.” Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law. Ed. Brent Strawn. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • “King, Kingship.” The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology. Ed. Samuel Balentine. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • “Seven Gay Texts: Biblical Passages Used to Condemn Homosexuality.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 45 (2015): 68-87.

Degrees

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