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Ross Winkle, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion

Office: Graf Hall 4

Phone: (707) 965-6516

B.A., Walla Walla College, 1983
M.Div., Andrews University, 1987
Doctoral Candidate, Andrews University

Professor Ross E. Winkle teaches biblical studies. He has a professional focus in the New Testament and wrote his doctoral dissertation on clothing imagery in the book of Revelation. He is a member of the Andrews Society for Religious Studies, Society of Biblical Literature, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He has received several PUC Faculty Development Research and Honors awards as well as two Herber Faculty Development Awards. He served as a student missionary in Tokyo, Japan, a chaplain in Portland, Ore., and a pastor for 13 years in three successive church districts in Oregon. He is an ordained minister and occasionally leads adult Sabbath School discussions on campus and preaches in surrounding churches. He is married to Darla, a health professional, and they have three children: Tristan, Elise, and Alexis.
Professional Activities:

"Creation and Tabernacle, Sabbath and Glory." Presentation to the Sabbath in Text, Tradition, and Theology Consultation, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 24, 2008, with a formal response by Dr. Baruch Schwartz of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies at Hebrew University, Israel.

"Iridescence in Ezekiel," Andrews University Seminary Studies 44 (Spring 2006): 51-77.

"Disappearing Act: Hiram Edson's Cornfield Experience," Spectrum 33 (Winter 2005): 46-51.

Review of Crispin H. T. Fletcher-Louis, All the Glory of Adam: Liturgical Anthropology in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Studies in the Texts of the Desert of Judah, ed. F. García Martínez, vol. 42 [Leiden: Brill, 2002], Andrews University Seminary Studies 42 (2004): 231-36.

"'You Are What You Wear': The Dress and Identity of Jesus as High Priest in John's Apocalypse." Presentation to Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement Consultation, San Diego, California, November 18, 2007.

"'You Are What You Wear': The Dress and Identity of Jesus in John's Apocalypse." Presentation to Second International Bible Conference, Izmir, Turkey, July 11, 2006.

"The Rainbow and the Mighty Angel in the Apocalypse of John: Meteorological Spectacle, or Iridescent Clothing Imagery?" Presentation to Apocalyptic Literature Section, Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, July 5, 2006.

"Discord in Heaven: Could This Be the End of the 'Emerald Rainbow'?" Presentation to Chicago Society for Biblical Research, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, April 16, 2005.

"Adventism, Gnosticism, and The Matrix." Presentation to the Faculty at Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska, February 18, 2005.

"Embracing Wonderland: Chasing Gnosticism Down the 'Rabbit-Hole' of The Matrix." Presentation to Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 22, 2004.

"Disappearing Act: The Mighty Acts of God Within Adventism and the Problematic Case of Hiram Edson's Cornfield Experience." Presentation to Adventist Society for Religious Studies, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, November 19, 2004.