Faculty Bio

Robert Miller

Rosenberger Chair of Christian and Religious Studies

Office Location: Good Hall 205
Phone Number: (814)641- 3629

Robert Miller, professor of religion, joined the faculty at Juniata in 2003.

He has extensive academic experience, working as a professor of religion and philosophy at Midway College in Midway, Kentucky from 1988 to 2000. He was named chairman of the college's arts and humanities division in 1990 and promoted to associate professor in 1993. He received the Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence in 1996 and was promoted to full professor in 1999. In addition, Miller was elected President of the Faculty in 1996 and 2000.

He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1975 from St. John's College in Camarillo, California. He spent a year pursuing theological studies at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo from 1975 to 1976. Miller earned a master's degree in religious studies from the University of California-Santa Barbara in 1978 and went on to earn a master's degree in philosophy from the Claremont Graduate School in 1980. He earned a doctorate in religion from the Claremont Graduate School in 1986.

Miller's research and teaching interests are centered on Biblical Studies. He also is interested in courses on early Christianity, Islam, women in religion and Native American religions. Miller is the author of Born Divine: The Births of Jesus and Other Sons of God (2003) and The Jesus Seminar and Its Critics (1999). He also served as editor and contributor for the books The Apocalyptic Jesus: A Debate (2001) and The Complete Gospels (1992).

He has published numerous scholarly articles and essays in such journals as Biblical Theology Bulletin, Journal of Higher Criticism, New Testament Studies, and Journal of Biblical Literature. Since 1999 he has been editor for book reviews on the historical Jesus for Religious Studies Review.

Miller is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association and The Jesus Seminar. He served as a member of the Justice and Peace Commission for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Ky. from 1995 to 2000, and served as an instructor for the Ministry Formation Program for the Catholic Diocese of Covington, Ky.

Miller also served as a part-time or adjunct teacher at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and Saint Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana in 1988, the University of Kentucky in 1986 and 1987, and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1985.
Robert Miller, professor of religion, joined the faculty at Juniata in 2003.

He has extensive academic experience, working as a professor of religion and philosophy at Midway College in Midway, Kentucky from 1988 to 2000. He was named chairman of the college's arts and humanities division in 1990 and promoted to associate professor in 1993. He received the Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence in 1996 and was promoted to full professor in 1999. In addition, Miller was elected President of the Faculty in 1996 and 2000.

He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1975 from St. John's College in Camarillo, California. He spent a year pursuing theological studies at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo from 1975 to 1976. Miller earned a master's degree in religious studies from the University of California-Santa Barbara in 1978 and went on to earn a master's degree in philosophy from the Claremont Graduate School in 1980. He earned a doctorate in religion from the Claremont Graduate School in 1986.

Miller's research and teaching interests are centered on Biblical Studies. He also is interested in courses on early Christianity, Islam, women in religion and Native American religions. Miller is the author of Born Divine: The Births of Jesus and Other Sons of God (2003) and The Jesus Seminar and Its Critics (1999). He also served as editor and contributor for the books The Apocalyptic Jesus: A Debate (2001) and The Complete Gospels (1992).

He has published numerous scholarly articles and essays in such journals as Biblical Theology Bulletin, Journal of Higher Criticism, New Testament Studies, and Journal of Biblical Literature. Since 1999 he has been editor for book reviews on the historical Jesus for Religious Studies Review.

Miller is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association and The Jesus Seminar. He served as a member of the Justice and Peace Commission for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Ky. from 1995 to 2000, and served as an instructor for the Ministry Formation Program for the Catholic Diocese of Covington, Ky.

Miller also served as a part-time or adjunct teacher at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and Saint Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana in 1988, the University of Kentucky in 1986 and 1987, and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1985.