Amy Merrill Willis


 Amy Merrill Willis

E-mailwillis@gonzaga.edu
AddressReligious Studies Department
Post Office Box 57
Spokane, WA
Phone509-313-6782
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Instructor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University Graduate Program of Religious Studies

Amy C. Merrill Willis joined the faculty of the Religious Studies Department in 2004. She teaches courses related to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Her teaching interests include community based learning and the Old Testament, women and the Bible, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Her research interests include the depiction of God in apocalyptic literature, biblical theology, myth and the Old Testament, cults of the dead in Ancient Israel, and the Bible and culture. Instructor Merrill Willis is presently completing her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible at Emory University. Her dissertation is a study of Divine Sovereignty in the Book of Daniel. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts double degree in English and Bible/Religion from Erskine College in Due West, South Carolina. Amy Merrill Willis is a member of the clergy in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served in churches in Virginia and South Carolina. She is married to Rev. Steve Willis, also a member of the Presbyterian clergy. They have two young children.

Areas of Interest

Religious Studies;



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