The Rev. Dr. Robert D. Hughes III
Professor of Systematic Theology and the Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity, emeritus
The Rev. Dr. Robert D. Hughes III is Professor of Systematic Theology and the Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity. He joined The School of Theology in 1977. A graduate of Yale University, he earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, and his M.Div. degree from Episcopal Theological School. His latest book, Beloved Dust, Continuum Press, 2008, received the first des Places-Libermann award. Beloved Dust was also on the 2011 short list for the Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing.
Hughes is a priest of the Diocese of Southern Ohio, and served many years as a member of the General Board of Examining Chaplains. He has served as a missionary to Romania, Moldova, and Russia with GOAL Project, and more recently as missionary faculty at Msalato Theological College, Dodoma, Tanzania. Hughes serves in several capacities for the University’s Center for Religion and the Environment (CRE).
Hughes is a member of the American Theological Society, the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Anglican and Lutheran Theologians, the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, the Society for the Study of Anglicanism, and is a Graduate Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation.
The Inaugural des Places-Libermann Award in Pneumatology honors the individual who has made the most significant scholarly contribution to the area of pneumatology in the preceding five-year period. You can download Hughes’ lecture, Dust and DNA: The Intertwining of Word and Spirit.