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Brett Provance, Ph.D.

Professor of Humanities

Office Phone: (951) 343-5561
Office Location: 10370 Hemet St., Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Religion (New Testament and Christian Origins) Claremont Graduate University 2006
M.A. Religion Claremont Graduate University 2001
B.S. Communication Arts California State Polytechnic University at Pomona 1987
  • Courses Taught

    DPA 720 Ethics and Social Justice

    DPA 797 Dissertation Development

    HIS 213 History of the United States to Reconstruction

    HIS 223 History of the United States since the Civil War

    HIS 325 Non-Western Culture and History

    HIS 360 Enlightenment Europe

    HIS 393 History of California

    HIS 423 Medieval Civilization

    HUM 213 Integrated Humanities I

    HUM 223 Integrated Humanities II

    ICS 375 Current Events and Movements

    ICS 415 Special Topics in Intercultural Studies

    ICS 430 Intercultural Communication

    IDS 499 Interdisciplinary Studies Captsone Portfolio

    POL 213 American Government

    POL 415 World Geography

    ENG 123 Intermediate Composition

    ENG 113 Composition

    ENG 103 Writing for University Success

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Plato and Renaissance Humanism
    Albert Gallatin (Huntington Library research)
    Greek Hero Cult
    The New Testament and Christian Origins
    "Civilization," economic history and social mobility
    Columbia University, Lionel Trilling and democratic education

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    The Academy at Christ Reformed Church, Anaheim:

    The Life and Letters of Paul

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Dissertation: "The Mytho-Cultic Imagery of the Gospel of Mark" (Claremont Graduate University, 2006).

    Author: Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (InterVarsity Press, 2009)

    Author: Various entries in the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon)

    Presentation: "Romans 1:26-27 in Its Rhetorical Tradition." Society of Biblical Literature, Pacific Coast Regional Meeting, March 11, 2018.

    Author: "Romans 1:26-27 in Its Rhetorical Tradition." Greco-Roman and Jewish Tributaries to the New Testament: Festschrift in Honor of Gregory J. Riley, edited by Christopher Crawford, Claremont Studies in New Testament and Christian Origins 4, 2019, Claremont Press, 2019, pp. 83-116.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Current: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Riverside (The Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)

    Previous: A founding elder of Christ Reformed Church, Anaheim

    Member of the Society of Biblical Literature

  • Community Service & Involvement

    School Smarts Parent Academy (sponsored by the California PTA)

    President of the School Site Council, Tomas Rivera Elementary School, Riverside (2015)

    Occasional spokesperson for School Smarts, a program of the California PTA (with funding from the Hewlett Foundation)

    Guest Chef Outreach (Emmanuel Lutheran Church)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Life with my children, and all the great stuff that entails