Robert Paul Seesengood, M.Div., Ph.D.

Robert Paul Seesengood, M.Div., Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies
rseesengood@albright.edu

610-929-6610

Ph.D. (New Testament and Early Christianity) Drew University, 2004
Th.M. (New Testament) Princeton Theological Seminary, 1998
M.Div. (Bible and Church History) Harding School of Theology, 1996
B.A. (English Language and Literature) Arkansas State University, 1992


Areas of Research

Research Areas

Greco-Roman Religion
The New Testament (the Letters of Paul and the Apocalypse of John)
Ancient Greek (Classical and biblical)
Ancient Christianity
The Bible and Popular Culture

Selected Recent Publications

The Bible and American Popular Culture (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming)
Jesse’s Lineage: The Legendary Lives of Jesus, David and Jesse James (Bloomsbury / Continuum, 2013). Co-written with Jennifer L. Koosed
Paul: A Brief History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
Competing Identities: The Athlete and the Gladiator in Early Christianity (Continuum, 2006)

Student Collaboration

Colin Hill, “Deus en Machinum: Building an Interactive Genealogy for Mythic Figures for use in post-secondary Education.” Albright Creative Research Experience (ACRE), 2014.

Karina Grossman, “Body Language / Defying Gravity: A Study of Kinesthetic Theater.” College Honor’s Thesis, 2013.

Thomas Hansbury, “Zodiak Iconography in Judaism of the Early Roman Era.” Department Honor’s Thesis, 2011.

Sean Fuoti, “Satan as Byronic Anti-Hero in Milton’s Paradise Lost.” College Honor’s Thesis, 2011.

Courses Taught

REL 142: Understanding the New Testament
REL 247: Apocalyptic Literature
REL 154: Introduction to Classical Mythology
REL 264: Religion at the Movies
REL 243: Jesus in Fiction and in Film
REL 390: The Life and Letters of Paul