Dr. Robby Waddell

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Curriculum Vitae

BA in Bible and Religion, King College
MDiv, Church of God School of Theology
PhD in Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield (UK)


Before coming to Southeastern, Dr. Robby Waddell served as an assistant professor of New Testament at Patten University in Oakland, California, and as the director of the Church of God Theological Seminary West. Prior to serving in these positions, Dr. Waddell was the college pastor and director of the Master’s Commission at the North Cleveland Church of God. While in Cleveland, he also taught for the Church of God Theological Seminary and Lee University.

Dr. Waddell’s PhD dissertation, The Faithful Witness of a Pneumatic Church: The Role of the Spirit in the Apocalypse of John, was revised and published in 2006 as The Spirit of the Book of Revelation by Deo Publishing in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and Pentecostals and Charismatics for Peace and Justice.

Dr. Waddell teaches the following courses: New Testament Survey, Biblical Hermeneutics, Life of Christ, I and II Corinthians, Romans, and Revelation. His research interests are apocalyptic literature, hermeneutics, literary theory, spirituality, and Pentecostal theology.

Brief Highlights

  • Edited (with Peter Althouse) Perspectives on Pentecostal Eschatologies: World without End, published by Pickwick in 2010.
  • Published “Revelation and the (New) Creation: A Prolegomenon on the Apocalypse, Science, and Creation,” in The Spirit Renews the Face of the Earth: Pentecostal Forays in Science and Theology of Creation, edited by Amos Yong. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Press, 2009, 30-50.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research published by Wipf & Stock.
  • Published “The Spirit of Reviews and Response,” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 17 (2008): 22-31.
  • Published the monograph The Spirit of the Book of Revelation, published by Deo in 2006.
  • Received the 2006-2007 Award for Excellence in Scholarship at Southeastern University.