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Dr. Roger D. Duke has been an ordained Baptist minister since 1982. He retired early from his teaching post at Baptist College of Health Sciences to form The Duke Consulting Group. This platform allows him to pursue an itinerant career preaching, teaching, writing, researching, as well as consulting.


He has taught at the college, university, graduate school, and seminary levels for over 20 years. And he continues to teach as an adjunct at various institutions as time and opportunity permit.


Professor Duke holds graduate degrees from The University of the South’s School of Theology (Sewanee); The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and Harding University’s Graduate School of Religion. His major academic and teaching focus has been in the History of Christian Thought (Theology), Classical Rhetoric / Communication, and Christian Ethics.


He has written or contributed to more than ten volumes with the latest volume posted on this site. Duke has also edited over twenty works. With Brian Mooney, Esq., he co-founded Borderstone Press, LLC. He also served there as Senior Acquisitions Editor for a time.


It is one highlight of his ministry and academic career to have presented scholarly papers at The Southern Baptist Seminary’s Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies these past few years.


He has been happily married to Linda Young Duke for over 45 years. They are blest to be actively involved in the lives of their three adult children and four robust grandsons. 

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Homiletics, Rhetoric and Communication Theory

Rhetorical Analysis of the Sermons of John Broadus

Doctor of Ministry - 2003

University of The South School of Theology

Dissertation (see full CV)

Christian History and Thought

The Southern Baptist Seminary & Convention

Christian Ethics

Ethical Theory from a Theological Perspective

The Life and Work of John Bunyan

Including The Pilgrim's Progress

Master of Arts - Religion - 1996

Harding University

Christian Thought/History of Christian Thought

Master of Divinity - 1995

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Higher Education with Biblical Languages

Post Graduate PhD Studies - 1997-2000

University of Memphis

Classical Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory & Criticism

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