David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Robert E. Moses



Dr. Robert E. Moses

Assistant Professor of Religion
219 David R. Hayworth Hall
(336) 841-4537


B.S. Howard University (Physics), Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude

M.Div. Duke University, Summa Cum Laude

Th.D. Duke University





Areas of Specialization and Interests:

New Testament

Hebrew Bible


Second Temple Judaism

Early Christianity

Traditional African Religions

African-American Biblical Hermeneutics

African Biblical Hermeneutics

Feminist Hermeneutics


New Testament Studies

Life and Letters of Paul

HONORS Life and Letters of Paul

Women in the Bible

Jesus in the Gospels

Dr. Moses joined the High Point University faculty in 2013.  Prior to coming to HPU, he served as Visiting DAAD Scholar at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2012. His book, “Practices of Power: Revisiting the Principalities and Powers in the Pauline Letters” (Fortress Press, 2014), is a detailed study of the concept of the powers in the Pauline letters using the category of practice. The book argues that Paul’s conception of the powers is unintelligible without an account of the practices he advocated for the early believers. Dr. Moses has also written a number of scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and is currently researching the concept of idolatry in Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity.  His hobbies include running, soccer, badminton, and tennis.  He enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, and his family.

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