Dr. Robert von Thaden, Jr. is a Professor of Religious Studies at Mercyhurst University who specializes in biblical and other sacred texts. He received his B.A. from Muhlenberg College, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. from Emory University.
He trained as a biblical scholar at Emory University and researches and writes about early Christian texts, children in biblical texts, religion in American culture, and apocalyptic imagery in science fiction. He is the author of Sex, Christ, and Embodied Cognition: Paul's Wisdom for Corinth (2012; reprint 2017) and one of the editors of Foundations for Sociorhetorical Exploration: A Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Reader (2016). He is currently working on a commentary on Paul’s letter to the Galatians with the working title of Exploring Galatians: Jewish God, Pagan Bodies.
Dr. von Thaden teaches courses such as: Sacred Texts, American Religion, Death & Dying, and Apocalypse to Zombie.