Dr. David Aune

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion

Ashland University

Dr. David Aune came to Ashland University in the fall of 1996. Before Ashland, he taught part-time at a number of colleges in New England, including Providence College, Wesleyan University and Eastern Connecticut State University. Dr. Aune holds the Ph.D. in the history of religions: early Christianity from Brown University, a Th.M. in New Testament from Regent Collge (affiliated with the University of British Columbia), an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a B.A. in English literature from the University of Vermont. He also is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served as pastor for churches in Florida, Rhode Island and Ohio. On a more personal note, Dr. Aune has three sons, Matthew, Jakob and Peter, all of whom are currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. His hobbies include travel, photography and a variety of outdoor activities (especially gardening, hiking, golf and cross-country skiing). He also likes to cook, but instead of following recipes with exact precision, Dr. Aune has been described as a master of "inspirational cooking." His work in the kitchen, like his work in the classroom, is enthusiastic and full of flavor!

  • B.A. University of Vermont
  • M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Th. M. Regent College (affiliated with the University of British Columbia)
  • Ph.D. Brown University

Courses Taught:

  • 106 Exploring the Bible
  • 107 Exploring World Religions
  • 213 Life and Letters of Paul
  • 301 Footsteps of Paul
  • 301 Understanding Islam
  • 305 Advanced New Testament
  • 307 World Religion traditions: East and West
  • 400 Christian Literature

Research Areas

  • Pauline literature and Graeco-Roman philosophy
  • theology of World Religions
  • spirituality
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