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Religious studies educator

Robert Rutherford Wilson, religious studies educator. Ordained to ministry Disciples of Christ, 1967. Director summer seminar for college teachers National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1981; Danforth Graduate fellow Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, 1964; fellow American Council Learned Societies, Washington, 1975.

Background

Wilson, Robert Rutherford was born on March 29, 1942 in Louisville. Son of Ralph Elmer and Dorothy May (Rutherford) Wilson.

Education

AB, Transylvania University, 1964. Bachelor's Degree, Yale University, 1967. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1972.

Career

Instructor old testament, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1971-1972;assistant professor old testament, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1972-1976;associate professor old testament, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1976-1983;professor old testament, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, since 1983;Hoober professor religious studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, since 1991;chair department religious studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1986-1992, 95-96.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Disciples of Christ, 1967.

Works

Membership

Member Civic Orchestra of New Haven, since 1975. Member Society Biblical Literature (council member 1977-1979), Columbia University Seminar Study Hebrew Bible (chair 1978-1981), American Academy Religion, American Oriental Society, American Society for Study Religion, American Schools Oriental Research.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music.

Connections

Married Sharyn Elaine Beck, July 28, 1967.

father:
Ralph Elmer Wilson

mother:
Dorothy May (Rutherford) Wilson

spouse:
Sharyn Elaine Beck