Robert J. Hauck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Robert Hauck is the author of a book and several articles and papers on early Christianity, and is working on a project on the ways Christian apologists of the second and third centuries formulated notions of salvation in relation to Hellenistic philosophy...

Robert Hauck

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., History of Christianity, Duke University

M.A., Church History, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

B.A., History, Seattle Pacific University

Courses Taught

History and Teachings of Christianity

Social Justice in Christian History

American Christianity (Honors)

American Religious History

The Reformation

Early Christianity


Dr. Robert Hauck is the author of a book and several articles and papers on early Christianity, and is working on a project on the ways Christian apologists of the second and third centuries formulated notions of salvation in relation to Hellenistic philosophy and culture. He has taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, the University of Oregon, and taught for ten years at Converse College in South Carolina, where he was R.L. Maclellan Professor of Religion and chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy. Prior to coming to Gonzaga, he was Dean of Liberal Arts at Spokane Community College. A native of the Seattle area, he is married and has two children.

Book

The More Divine Proof: Prophecy and Inspiration in Celsus and Origen. Academy Series, American Academy of Religion. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989.

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

“‘Like a Gleaming Flash’: Matt 6:22-23 and the Divine Sense in Origen.” Anglican Theological Review 88 (2006):557-573.

"The Great Fast: Christology in the Shepherd of Hermas." Anglican Theological Review 75 (1993):187-198.

"They Saw What They Said They Saw: Sense-Knowledge in Early Christian Polemic." Harvard Theological Review 81 (1988):239-249.

“Omnes Contra Celsum?” The Second Century 5 (1985/86):211-225.

Other Publications

“Miracles in Early Christianity.” In Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present. Edited by Patrick J. Haye. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2016.

“Miracles in Late Antiquity.” In Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present. Edited by Patrick J. Haye. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2016.

“Celsus.” Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

“Apologists.” Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Book Reviews

Burrus, Virginia, Mark D. Jordan, and Karmen MacKendrick, Seducing Augustine : Bodies, Desires, Confessions (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010, forthcoming in Church History, September, 2012.

Mark Edwards, Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009), Church History 80 (2011):149-151.

Thomas Scheck, Origen and the History of Justification: The Legacy of Origen’s Commentary on Romans (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008), Church History 78 (2009):171-173.

Maud Burnett McInerney, Eloquent Virgins: From Thecla to Joan of Arc (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), Church History 74 (2005):150-152.

S. Mark Heim, The Depth of the Riches: A Trinitarian Theology of Religious Ends (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000) Christian Scholars Review 31 (2001)

Robert L. Wilken, Remembering the Christian Past (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1995), Church History 66 (1997):781-782.

Richard Lim, Public Disputation, Power, and Social Order in Late Antiquity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995), Church History 65 (1996):669-670.

Walter H. Wagner, After the Apostles: Christianity in the Second Century (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1994) Religious Studies Review 22 (1996).

Michael R. Barnes and Daniel H. Williams, eds., Arianism after Arius (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1993) Religious Studies Review 21 (1995):55.

Terrance L. Tiessen, Irenaeus on the Salvation of the Unevangelized (Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, 1993) Religious Studies Review 21 (1995):55.

Robert M. Grant, Heresy and Criticism (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993) Religious Studies Review 20 (1994):153.

Stuart G. Hall, Doctrine and Practice in the Early Church (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1992), Religious Studies Review 19 (1993):80.

J.H.W. Liebeschuetz, Barbarians and Bishops (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), Church History 62 (1993):382-383.

Jonathan Z. Smith, Drudgery Divine (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990), Church History 61 (1992):436-437.