Dr. C.J. Dull

Dr. C.J. Dull
Research Professor of Greek and Church History
Phone Extension: 
(660) 263-3900 ext. 130
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Educational Experience

Milligan College, B.A. (major in history, minors in Bible and Greek) 1968; other undergraduate studies at Minnesota Bible College (now Crossroads College), the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin.

The University of Wisconsin, M.A. (major in Greek, minor in Latin) 1970.

The American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece; Associate Member, spring semester 1974.

The University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. (major in ancient Greek and Roman history, minors in Classical languages and Linguistics) 1975.

Summer Institute of Book Publishing, New York University, Certificate in Book Publishing, 1980.

Defense Logistics Agency Automated Data Processing Training Center, graduate, February 1981.

The Ohio State University, 42 quarter hours of additional work in Accounting and Business Law.

Various courses on software and business practices: Cincom, Oracle, Software Engineering Institute, Ernst & Young, Institute for International Research, DCI, etc.

Teaching and Ministry Experience

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin, 8 semesters (l970-73); courses included ancient Greek history, integrated liberal studies, Classical mythology, intermediate Latin, ancient pagan religion and the early Church.

Grader for correspondence courses, University of Wisconsin Extension, Madison, Wisconsin (January 1970 through December 1973).

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Colorado (1975-76); courses included honors Classical survey, language courses in Greek oratory and Hellenistic prose, advanced courses in Greek history, Roman history, and the Hellenistic world.

Faculty Member, Roanoke Bible College, Elizabeth City, N.C.(1976-7); courses included Acts of Apostles, World History, Epistle to Hebrews, ancient Greek and Roman literature, intermediate Greek, introductory linguistics.

Lecturer in Greek, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin (1977-8); introductory course in New Testament Greek.

Teacher, Senior High School, Stoughton, Wisconsin (1977-8); taught intermediate Latin.

Editorial Consultant, Standard Publishing, Cincinnati, Ohio; January 1978 to March 1979.

Lecturer, the University of Wisconsin Center-Washington County, West Bend, Wisconsin (spring semester, 1980); taught introductory course in Roman history.

Computer Analyst and Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency Systems Automation Center (=DSAC), Columbus, Ohio; September 1980 to September 1990. Received awards for sustained superior performance, and special act. Assigned to modernization team.

Supervisory Computer Specialist, Defense Logistics Agency, September 2, 1990 to January 11, 2002. Supervised from 9 to 30 subordinates. One project in converting input was finished a year ahead of schedule. Received two Quality Step Increase awards, the highest award the organization gives.

Lecturer in Greek and Church History, Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly, Missouri. January 2002 until July 2005.

Professor of Greek and Church History, Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly, Missouri. July 2005 to present.

Other Experience

Membership in Learned Societies: Disciples of Christ Historical Society (Life Member), American Society of Church History, American Institute of Archaeology, Association of Ancient Historians, the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Named to Who's Who in the Midwest in 1996; named to Who's Who in America in 2002.

Member of D.Min. Doctoral Panel: served as Outside Examiner on the subject of the Disciples of Christ for D.Min. doctoral panel at United Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio (a United Methodist seminary), March 3, 1997.

Elder, Upper Arlington Christian Church, Columbus, Ohio 1984-2001.

Sports Official, organist (substitute)

Foreman and Acting Assistant Manager, McDonald's South, 2201 S. Park Street, Madison, Wisconsin, July 1969 to February 1970.

Courses or workshops given: Last Supper and Lord's Supper, Upper Arlington Christian Church, Columbus, Ohio; New Testament Survey, Eastpointe Christian Church, Whitehall, Ohio; Gospels Survey, Indianola Church of Christ, Columbus, Ohio; Pastoral Epistles, Eastland Christian Church, Columbus, Ohio.


"The Original Mode of Baptism," Christian Standard 110 (1975), pp. 865-866.

"A Note On Acts 8.16," Seminary Review 22 (1976), pp. 129-133.

"Preachers and Professors," Christian Standard 112 (1977), pp. 57-58.

"Thucydides 1.113 and the Leadership of Orchomenus," Classical Philology 72 (1977), pp. 305-314.

"Add to your Faith Excellence," Christian Standard 113 (1978), pp. 37-38.

"The Family: Its Rightful Place," Christian Standard 113 (1978), pp. 983-984.

"Serving God or Satisfying Ourselves?" the Lookout December 16, 1979, p. 2.

"Arnulf," the Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook, edited by Jonathan W. Zophy (Westport, Connecticut and London, England: Greenwood Press, 1980), pp. 23- 25.

"Charles III, the Fat," Ibid., pp. 68-70.

"Louis II, the German," Ibid., pp. 279-282.

"Treaty of Verdun," Ibid., pp. 461-463.

"Prayer and Humility," Christian Standard 115 (1980), p. 382.

"A Review Essay: The Authority and Interpretation of the Bible: an Historical Approach, by Jack B. Rogers and Donald K. McKim," Seminary Review 26 (1980), pp. 201-207.

(With Karl Kilinski II, Professor of Art History at Southern Methodist University) "An Archaic Inscribed Vase Fragment from Haliartus, Boeotia," Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 22 (1981), pp. 113-118.

"Intellectual Factions and Groupings of the Independent Christian Churches," Seminary Review 31 (1985), pp. 91-117.

"A Reassessment of the Boiotian Districts," in J. M. Fossey and H. Giroux, editors, III International Congress on Boiotian Antiquities (Amsterdam: J. C. Gieben, 1985), pp. 33-39.

"A Matter of Priorities," the Lookout October 6, 1985, p. 11.

"What Should We Talk About," One Body (Spring 1986), pp. 28, 34.

"Where Does it Say Baptism is Essential?" Christian Standard 121 (1986) pp. 656-7.

"Some Tips for a Pulpit Committee," Christian Standard 121 (1986) pp. 997-999.

"An Evaluation of Forum V," One Body (Winter 1988) p. 38.

"A Report on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Preparing for the 21st Century," Christian Standard 123 (1988) pp. 171-3. Reprinted in Disciple Renewal, August 1988, pp. 4-6.

"A Look at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Preparing for the 21st Century," Seminary Review 34 (1988) pp. 1-20.

"Present Unity Efforts (between the Independent Christian Churches and the Churches of Christ Noninstrumental)," in Don DeWelt, editor, Restoration Forum VI (Joplin: College Press, 1988), pp. 111-127.

"A Unity Meeting in Another Direction: the Independent Christian Churches and the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)," One Body (Summer 1989) pp. 4-5.

"Settling Down in Indianapolis: the 1989 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)," Christian Standard 125 (1990) pp. 4-7.

"Report from Anderson," One Body (Summer/Fall 1990) pp. 8-13.

"Showdown in Tulsa: the 1991 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)," Christian Standard 127 (1992) pp. 222-224.

"Hold that Stock in Small-town and Rural Churches," Christian Standard 127 (1992) pp. 328-9.

"The 1993 Disciples General Assembly," Christian Standard 129 (1994) pp. 405- 407.

"The Close of One Era, the Hint of Another," Christian Standard 130 (1995) pp. 1069-70.

"Round Two in Kansas City," One Body 13 (Summer 1996), p. 14.

"New Divisions May Be Necessary: the 1995 General Assembly of the Disciples of Christ," Christian Standard 131 (1996) pp. 646-8.

"The Royal Banquet," Christian Standard 131 (1996) p. 883. Appeared in Japanese version by Motoyuki Nomura in May 1998.

"Linkage at Lincoln," One Body 14 (Summer 1997), pp. 12-13.

"The Declaration and Address among Independents," for the On-line Declaration and Address Seminar, April 4, 1998, at URL http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/tcampbell/ da/papers/dull.html; book version in Thomas H. Olbricht and Hans Rollmann, editors, The Quest for Christian Unity, Peace, and Purity in Thomas Campbell's Declaration and Address, Text and Studies (Lanham, Maryland and London: Scarecrow Press, 2000), pp. 411-34.

"They Came, They Saw, They Worshiped: the 1997 General Assembly of the Disciples of Christ and Some Implications," Restoration Herald 77 (1998), pp. 247-9.

"Preaching from the Pew," Christian Standard 135 (2000) p. 14.

"The Winding Road to the Christ of the Ozarks: the Odyssey of Gerald L. K. Smith," OzarksWatch XII, nos. 3 & 4 (1999), pp. 53-56.

"The Hilliard Debate on Perfectionism," Restoration Herald 81 (May 2002), pp. 99-103.

"Unless Authorized to Act: A Suggestion for the Timing Issue in the Civil War Hypothesis Concerning the First Division in the Stone-Campbell Movement," Encounter, 63.4 (2002), pp. 373-84.

"Beginning to Rebuild," Christian Standard, web version only for June 1, 2003.

"To Him Who Has," The Sentinel, 47 (Fall/Winter 2003), pp. 7-8.

"Christian Restoration Association," The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement, edited by Douglas Foster, Paul Blowers, Anthony Dunnavant, and D. Newell Williams (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2004), pp. 196-7.

"Fundamentalism," Ibid., pp. 345-6.

"Radio and Television: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), " Ibid., pp. 622-3.

"Radio and Television: Christian Churches/Churches of Christ," Ibid., pp. 623-4.

"Smith, Gerald L. K.," Ibid., p. 689.

"Wickizer, Willard Morgan," Ibid., pp. 772-3.

"A Letter on Gerald L. K. Smith and the Ku Klux Klan," in Warren Lewis and Hans Rollmann, editors, Restoring the First-century Church in the Twenty-first Century: Essays on the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement in honor of Don Haymes (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2005), pp. 147-160.

"The Lost Unity Vision: Merger and Division in the 1940's and 1950's," Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference, Western Association of Professors and Scholars, October 20, 2006, Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, Kansas:http://www.mccks.edu/academics/wfps/papers/The%20Lost%20Unity%20Vision.pdf.

"A couple of thoughts on 'Staying Put,'"  Restoration Herald 88 (January 2009) pp. 19, 21. 

Book Reviews

J. Scarborough, Facets of Hellenic Life, Classical Journal 72 (1976-7), pp. 170-172.

Claude Mosse`, Athens in Decline, 404-86 B.C., Classical Journal 73 (1978), pp. 371-374.

M. R. Wilson, A Guide for the Study of the First Letter of John in the Greek New Testament, Seminary Review 27 (1981), pp. 91-92.

Martin Luther, A Commentary on Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, Seminary Review 27 (1981), p. 122.

W. H. Mare, Mastering New Testament Greek, Seminary Review 27 (1981), pp. 122- 124.

W. D. Chamberlain, An Exegetical Grammar of the Greek New Testament, Seminary Review 28 (1982), pp. 92-94.

J. Maier and V. Tollers, The Bible in its Literary Milieu, Seminary Review 28 (1982), pp. 171-174.

S. J. Kistemaker, The Gospels in Current Study, Seminary Review 29 (1983), pp. 56- 57.

B. F. Westcott, The Bible in the Church, Seminary Review 29 (1983), pp. 99-100.

F. Turretin, The Doctrine of Scripture, Seminary Review 29 (1983), pp. 186-187.

R. J. Mouw, Politics and the Biblical Drama, Seminary Review 31 (1985), pp. 122- 123.

R. Earle, Word Meanings in the New Testament: Volume I, Matthew, Mark and Luke, Seminary Review 31 (1985), pp. 168-169.

K. S. Kantzer and S. N. Gundry, Editors, Perspectives on Evangelical Theology: Papers from the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Seminary Review 32 (1986), pp 56-58.

Gilbert Bilezikian, Beyond Sex Roles: A Guide for the Study of Female Roles in the Bible, Seminary Review 33 (1987) pp. 194-197.

Ronald H. Nash, editor, Evangelical Renewal in the Mainline Churches, Christian Standard 123 (1988) pp. 646-7.

Robert H. Stein, Difficult Passages in the Gospels, Seminary Review 33 (1988) pp. 46-47.

Andrew Paris, What the Bible Says About the Lord's Supper, Seminary Review 34 (1989) pp. 63-64.

Mark Husbands and Jeffrey P. Greenman, editors, Ancient Faith for the Church’s  Future.  Stone-Campbell Journal 13.1 (2010), pp. 119-20.

D. Duane Cummins, The Disciples: a Struggle for Reformation.  Encounter  72.1 (2011),  pp. 168-71.  

Lectures, Panels and Papers

"The Ancestry of Mary: Its Political Importance on Jesus' Life." Lecture open to the public, number thirty-two in the Karl K. Hulley series at the University of Colorado, March 1, 1976.

"The Colonels' Last Semester: Greek Political and Religious Life in the Spring of 1974." Illustrated slide lecture to the student body of Roanoke Bible College, December 10, 1976.

Review of Brian Vickers, Towards Greek Tragedy. Lecture to the Humanities faculty of Carthage College, January 21, 1978.

"Thucydides and Luke: The Influence of the Greek Historian on the Presentation of the Acts of Apostles." Lecture open to the public (sponsored by the Jacob Burckhardt Society of Carthage College), February 28, 1978.

"Some Trends in Regard to the Publishing of College and Scholarly Texts." Part of a symposium by Standard Publishing at the Christian Educators Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 10, 1978.

"A Reassessment of the Boiotian Districts," The Third International Conference of Boiotian Studies, November 3, 1979, Laval University, Quebec, Canada (a requested paper).

"Present Unity Efforts." Restoration Forum VI, Akron, Ohio, November 2, 1988.

Member of Panel on Salvation at Open Forum with Church of God (Anderson, Indiana), Traders Point Christian Church, March 15, 1989.

"Some Researches into the Background of Independent Megachurch Preachers and its Implications." Stone-Campbell-Journal Conference, Florissant, MO, March 21, 2003.

"Why So Many Unity Talks Now?" 2004 Stone-Campbell Family Reunion at Culver-Stockton College, March 8, 2004.

"Two Realignment Scenarios: A Modest Proposal for an Open Season." 2005 Stone-Campbell Family Reunion at Culver-Stockton College, March 7, 2005.

"Pre-Pauline and non-Pauline Intimations of Death in baptivzw." Stone-Campbell-Journal Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 31, 2006.

"The Lost Unity Vision: Merger and Division in the 1940's and 1950's," Inaugural Conference, Western Association of Professors and Scholars, October 20, 2006, Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, Kansas.

"Some Lessons from a Failed Unity Effort: the Disciples and Baptists in the Fifties," 2008 Stone-Campbell Family Reunion at Culver-Stockton College, March 24, 2008.

"The Baptist Connection in the First Disciple-Independent Split," Stone-Campbell-Journal Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 12, 2008.

“Preliminaries to an Open Season–Some Internal Christian Churches/Churches of Christ Geography,” Christian Scholars’ Conference,  Lipscomb University, June 27, 2008. 

“The Pagan Military Background of the Gifts in Ephesians 4,”  Stone-Campbell-Journal Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 17, 2009.

“The Declaration and Address among Independent Christian Churches,” Christian Scholars’ Conference,  Lipscomb University, June 26, 2009.

“Dueling Unities: The Disciples in the Twentieth Century,”  Conference on the Declaration and Address, Johnson Bible College, September 19, 2009.

“Polybius and the Lucan Writings,”  Address to Honors Colloquium, Central Christian College of the Bible, November 12, 2009.

Convener, Session on the Smith-Jones Movement, Christian Scholars’ Conference,  Lipscomb University, June 4, 2010.