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About Ryan Andrew Newson

Dr. Newson joined the department in 2015. He teaches courses in theology, ethics, and at the intersection of theology and science, particularly the growing field of biomedical humanities. His publications include Radical Friendship: The Politics of Communal Discernment (Fortress Press, 2017), and Inhabiting the World (Mercer University Press, 2018). He has also edited several publications, including Practicing to Aim at Truth (Cascade, 2015) and The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr. (Baylor University Press, 2014, 2016).

Dr. Newson lives in Raleigh with his wife—a minister at Millbrook Baptist Church—and two children.


Present Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics, Campbell University Christian Studies

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, Biomedical Humanities Committee
2017 - Present Member, Honors Committee
2018 - 2019 Editorial Board, Reading Religion
2018 Peer Reviewer, Lexington Books
2016 Faculty Advisor, Campbell University Academic Symposium for Undergraduate Research: Descartes: Tantalus v. Archimedes
2015 Peer Reviewer, Brethren in Christ, History and Life
2012 - 2015 Student Representative, Fuller Theological Seminary Center for Advanced Theological Studies, Faculty Committee
2011 - 2012 Student Leader, Anabaptist Perspectives Group, Fuller Theological Seminary
2008 - 2011 Member, School of Divinity Chapel Committee, Wake Forest University
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Honors and Awards

  • 2018, Recipient of Summer Research Grant, Campbell University
  • 2012, Winner, John Horsch Mennonite History Essay Contest
  • 2011, Wake Forest University award for academic excellence and service to the divinity school


  • Christian Ethics
  • Science and Faith
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Christianity


2015 Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
2011 M.Div., Wake Forest University
2007 B.A., Elon University

Articles (5)

Book Chapters (5)

Book Reviews (6)

Books (2)

Edited Volumes (5)

Presentations (6)