Lynn R. Huber

Associate Professor & Chair of Religious Studies

Elon University

 

“All meanings we know depend on the key of interpretation.”  

           George Eliot

Contact:

Elon University

Campus Box 2340

Elon, NC 27244

336.278.5709

lhuber@elon.edu

Lynn R. Huber’s research focuses on the Book of Revelation, particularly its use of gendered imagery, both feminine and masculine, as a tool of persuasion. She has explored the ways that apocalyptic texts prompt audiences to visualize and has written about the interpretation of Revelation’s gendered imagery by medieval women visionaries and modern visionary artists. Currently, Huber is exploring some of the various ways LGBTQ audiences relate to and engage the text of Revelation, as well as co-writing a feminist commentary on the text.


Huber’s publications include Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation (London: Bloomsbury, 2013) and “Like a Bride Adorned”: Reading Metaphor in John’s Apocalypse (New York: T and T Clark, 2007). She contributed an essay on “Gazing at the Whore: Reading Revelation Queerly” to the edited volume  Bible Trouble: Queer Readings at the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship (Teresa Hornsby and Ken Stone, eds., Society of Biblical Literature, 2011) and has had an article, “Sexually Explicit? Re-reading Revelation’s 144,000 Virgins as a Response to Roman Social Discourses,” reprinted in a volume of The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (Joseph Gelfer, ed. Gorgias Press, 2010).


A resident of Burlington, North Carolina, Huber is active in her community teaching about the New Testament and advocating for LGBTQ inclusion and acceptance.  She enjoys traveling and teaching abroad in both Italy and Turkey, as well as spending time with her partner and three dogs.


A full CV is available here.