Robert Paul Seesengood, M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
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
The New Testament (the Letters of Paul and the Apocalypse of John)
Ancient Greek (Classical and biblical)
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)
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.
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