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Dr. Robert Black

TITLE:Professor Emeritus of Religion
DEPARTMENT:Faculty Emeriti
LOCATION:Nicholson-Mitchell 113
SWU P.O. BOX:1927

Southern Wesleyan is my alma mater, and I returned here to teach in 1986. Writing the history of the university, "How Firm a Foundation," at its centennial in 2006 was a labor of love for me, as was co-authoring the history of our sponsoring denomination, "The Story of The Wesleyan Church." The most fulfilling part of my job, though, is seeing our graduates serving the Lord and His church in effective ministry.



  • Ph.D. in Church History, Union Theological Seminary
    Dissertation: The Social Dimensions of John Wesley's Ministry as Related to His Personal Piety.
  • M.Div. in Ministry, Asbury Theological Seminary


Areas of Specialty/Interest

  • History of Christianity
  • Christian Worship
  • Life & Teachings of Jesus


View Dr. Black's Vitae