Dexter Callender, Jr. Ph.D.


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Dexter E. Callender, Jr. , has taught at the University of Miami since 1995 and is the author of Adam in Myth and History (Harvard Semitic Studies, Eisenbrauns, 2001). A recipient of the 2000 Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award, he was also named "Professor of the Year" by the Pan-Hellenic Association in 2001. With research interests in myth theory and the nature of religious discourse, he is a specialist in Hebrew Bible and the history and literature of the ancient Near East. Courses regularly taught include REL 101, Introduction to Religion, REL 111, Introduction to Hebrew Bible, REL 305, Religion and Culture in the Ancient Near East, REL 312, Torah and Ancient Law, REL 311, Prophecy and Prophetic Literature, REL 499, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion.

Course Offerings in Fall 2018: 

REL 101 - Introduction to Religion (Online)

REL 311 - Prophecy and Prophetic Literature in the Hebrew Bible

REL 499 - Method and Theory in the Study of Religion