Lynn R. Huber

Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University


Professor Lynn R. Huber received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies, specializing in New Testament, from Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 2004. She has an M.Div. from Emory’s Candler School of Theology and a B.A. in Philosophy from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID.

Huber’s research engages the Book of Revelation, uncovering how the text employs gendered imagery 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 co-writing a feminist commentary on the Book of Revelation, as well as exploring some of the various ways LGBTQ audiences relate to and engage this layered text.

Among Huber’s publications are two monographs, 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). Other publications can be found on her CV.


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Elon, NC 27244