Robert Chapman Newman, PhD

Robert Newman

Title: Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Christian Evidences
Company: Biblical Theological Seminary
Location: North Garden, Virginia, United States

Robert Chapman Newman, Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Christian Evidences at the Biblical Theological Seminary, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious studies.

Passionate about both physics and religion, Dr. Newman decided in college to combine the two and focus his career on studying the interaction of science and Christianity. He quickly realized he had found his niche, and was eager to share his findings with his peers. To achieve his goal, Dr. Newman spent decades working as both an educator and author. On the academic side of the spectrum, he served as an associate professor and professor of the New Testament at the Biblical Theological Seminary from 1971 to 2006, at which point he accepted the distinguished title of emeritus professor of the New Testament and Christian evidences. On the literary side of the spectrum, Dr. Newman contributed articles for publications like the Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism and the Dictionary of NT Background, and co-authored books like “The Biblical Firmament” and “What’s Darwin Got to Do with It?” He also edited “Evidence of Prophecy.”

To prepare for his endeavors, Dr. Newman earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from Duke University in 1963, a PhD in astrophysics at Cornell University in 1967, and a Master of Divinity from the Faith Theological Seminary in 1970. He then furthered his professional standing by completing graduate coursework in religious thought at the University of Pennsylvania between 1974 and 1975, an MST in the Old Testament at the Biblical Theological Seminary in 1975, and graduate coursework in hermeneutics and biblical interpretation at the Westminster Theological Seminary between 1981 and 1984. In recognition of his efforts, he was awarded the A.D. White Honorary Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Honorary Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation Fellowship.

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