Huber, Maude Sharpe Powell Professor, professor of religious studies and director of the Honors Program, was recognized with the Distinguished Scholar Award in August 2020 for her impressive portfolio of books, articles, book reviews and other work in her academic discipline.
Maude Sharpe Powell Professor and Professor of Religious Studies Lynn Huber will deliver the annual Distinguished Scholar Lecture on Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.
Huber’s lecture is titled “Reading Gender & Sex in Revelation” and can be accessed by members of the Elon University community via Zoom here. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.
Huber, who is also director of the Honors Program, stands as a pre-eminent scholar in the area of religious studies with an impressive portfolio of books, articles, book reviews and other work in the discipline. Her work is highly influential among her peers, and she continues to break new ground in her field of study, which is the New Testament and more specifically, the Book of Revelation.
Huber describes her research as addressing Revelation “as a product of Roman and Jewish discourses intersecting across the first-century Mediterranean world, the time of the Roman Empire.” She examines “how Revelation, a first-century writing eventually included in the Christian scriptures, participates in the construction of Roman and early Christian gender ideals, as well as the ways that Revelation’s gendered metaphors are deployed by later interpreters, especially female and LGBTQ interpreters.”
Huber started at Elon in 2004 as a visiting professor of religious studies, and in her time at the university, has served as program director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, founding director of the Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society and chair of the Department of Religious Studies. Since 2018, Huber has served as director of the Honors Program.
She is the author of two books, 2007’s “’Like a Bride Adorned’: Reading Metaphor in John’s Apocalypse,” and 2013’s “Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation,” with a new book, “Revelation” in the Wisdom Commentary Series, now in the works with Gail R. O’Day. She has edited and co-edited multiple special issues and is the author of numerous articles, essays and book chapters.