Robert F. Hull, Jr.

Dr. Robert F. Hull, Jr.
Address2101 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28266

Professor of New Testament, Emmanuel School of Religion

B.A., Milligan College,
M.Div., Emmanuel School of Religion,
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary,

Bob Hull is a native of Welch, West Virginia. He was the first National Merit Scholar to study at Milligan College, where he was much influenced by New Testament professor Beauford Bryant and encouraged by him to become a college teacher. After graduation he became a member of the first entering class of students at Emmanuel School of Religion, earning the M.Div. degree. He went on to earn the Ph.D. in biblical studies from Princeton Theological Seminary, where Bruce M. Metzger was his major professor. He began teaching at Emmanuel in 1977.

Dr. Hull’s research interests include New Testament textual criticism, Christian identity in the Graeco-Roman world, and biblical theology. He has published articles and reviews in The Journal of Biblical Literature, Lectionary Homiletics, The Journal of Early Christian Studies, and The Stone/Campbell Journal, as well as more popularly-oriented periodicals including Leaven and The Christian Standard. He holds membership in The Society of Biblical Literature, The Catholic Biblical Society, and The North American Patristic Society. Dr. Hull has been a visiting scholar at Duke University, The University of Tübingen (Germany), Emory University, Macquarie University (Australia), and The Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John’s University (Minnesota).

He has served in ministry with churches in Kentucky and Maryland, and is active in a local Christian church, where he frequently teaches classes and sings in the choir.

Dr. Hull is interested in the culture of the Southern Appalachian Highlands, especially its folk music. In addition, he enjoys walking and fly fishing. He and his wife have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Areas of Interest

Culture of the Southern Appalachian Highlands

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