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Rebecca Rine
Rine, C. Rebecca

Research Professor of Theological Writing and Research


A North Carolinian, Dr. Rine began her academic journey at Campbell University, where she studied English. She subsequently earned a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia. Dr. Rine established a graduate-level writing center at Covenant Theological Seminary and taught religion and literature at George Mason University before joining the Writing Program at Grove City. Her publications include articles in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Presbyterion, and Journal of Christian Education and Belief. She currently serves on the steering committee for the Patristic and Medieval History section of the Evangelical Theological Society and the editorial review board of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Dr. Rine also brings a wealth of experience in editing to her role at Erskine, having served as an editor for numerous pastors, professors, academic journals, and Christian presses, such as Christian Focus, Reformation Trust, Reformation Heritage, Crossway, and Eerdmans. While working at Covenant Seminary, she was the program evaluator for a multi-year grant funded by Lilly Endowment’s Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Initiative, and she continues to support academic institutions and non-profit organizations by assisting with grant proposal writing and project management.

Dr. Rine currently resides in the Greenville, SC. Her husband, Dr. P. Jesse Rine, was recently appointed as Professor of Education and Director of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at North Greenville University, where he will also serve as Special Assistant to the President for Educational Policy and Research.
Education and Credentials
  • PhD (religious studies), University of Virginia
  • MS (English), University of North Carolina
  • Extensive teaching and editorial experience
  • Reviewer for Southern Communication Journal
  • Reviewer for Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
  • Reviewer for Journal of Textual Reasoning
Recent Publications
  • “Canon Lists Are Not Just Lists,” Journal of Biblical Literature 4 (2020).
  • “Philo’s Allegorization of Hagar and Sarah: Its Fate among Fathers and Feminists,” Fides et Humilitas 5 (2019).
  • “Interpretations of Genesis 1–2 in the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers,” Since the Beginning: Interpreting Genesis 1–2 Through the Ages. Baker Academic, 2018.
  • “The Trinity and Inerrancy: Patristic Perspectives,” Presbyterion 1 (2017).
Experience and Ministry
  • Assistant Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College
  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, George Mason University
  • Academic writing instructor, Covenant Theological Seminary
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