Hugh R. Page, Jr., D.Min., Ph.D.
Dean, First Year of Studies
Walter Associate Professor of Theology and Associate Professor of 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 epic; theories of myth; 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 esoterism in Anglican, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Canadian spirituality.
An Espiscopal priest, poet, musician, photographer, martial artist, and certified tennis professional, he is also interested in the ways that modern Renaissance paradigms for continuing education that are non-traditional, integrative, and holistic can be utilized by clergy to promote personal health (e.g., spiritual, intellectual, and physical) and productivity.
His published works include The Africana Bible (as general editor-Fortress); Exploring New Paradigms in Biblical and Cognate Studies(as editor-Mellen Biblical Press); The Myth of Cosmic Rebellion: A Study of its Reflexes in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature (Brill); Waves, Clouds, and Flames-Impressions from Journeys Past and Present (Quiet Fire Press); and Exodus (Bible Reading Fellowship-Peoples Bible Commentary Series).
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, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Society for Old Testament Studies, and the Society for the Study of Black Religion.