Vice President, Associate Provost, and Dean – First Year of Studies
Professor of Theology and Africana Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Page holds a B.A. degree with a major in History from Hampton University; M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees from General Theological Seminary in New York; a D.Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation; and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University.
His scholarly interests are in the areas of early Hebrew poetry; ancient myth and epic; Africana biblical interpretation; poetry as medium for theological expression; the use of religious traditions and sacred texts in identity construction within the Black community; and the role of mysticism and esotericism in Anglican and Africana spiritualities.
An Espiscopal priest, poet, musician, photographer, martial artist, and certified tennis professional, he is also interested in the ways that non-traditional, integrative, and holistic paradigms for continuing education can be utilized by clergy in the promotion of personal health (e.g., spiritual, intellectual, and physical) and productivity.
His sole-authored works include Israel’s Poetry of Resistance: Africana Perspectives on Early Hebrew Verse (Fortress, 2013); Exodus (Bible Reading Fellowship - Peoples Bible Commentary Series, 2006); and The Myth of Cosmic Rebellion: A Study of its Reflexes in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature (Brill, 1996). He is also general editor of The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora (Augsburg Fortress, 2010); one of the co-editors for both the Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha (Fortress, 2014) and Esotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is a Mystery” … (Brill, 2014); and editor of Exploring New Paradigms in Biblical and Cognate Studies (Mellen Biblical Press, 1996).
He is founder and president of the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern and Afroasiatic Cultural Research and a Research Associate at Human Relations Area Files at Yale University. He holds membership in the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, the Academy of Homiletics, and the Society for the Study of Black Religion.