Kentucky Wesleyan College Hosts Beavin Lecture: “A Religion That Matters and the Four Qualities of an Excellent Life”
Owensboro, Ky. (March 10, 2015) – The Kentucky Wesleyan College Religion and Philosophy Program will present a lecture, “A Religion That Matters and the Four Qualities of an Excellent Life,” on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Deron S. Newman is the speaker. He teaches philosophy at Ohio University (Southern Campus) and religion at Morehead State University (Ashland) and is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.
Dr. Newman received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh where he completed his dissertation, “Philosophy as a Religious Experience in Plato.” Dr. Newman also holds a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and a B.S.Ed. from Ohio University. While at the University of Edinburgh, he tutored in systematic theology and served in the British Methodist Church. Dr. Newman previously taught religion and philosophy at Marshall University and Shawnee State University.
Dr. Newman’s teaching, writing and ministry focuses on the intersection of philosophical and religious thought, and incorporates ancient philosophy alongside modern theology. His work concentrates on the pursuit of wisdom as it leads to the transformed life.
The Edward L. Beavin Memorial Lectures honor the memory of Dr. Beavin by bringing outstanding scholars in the field of biblical literature to the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College. An alumnus of Kentucky Wesleyan, Dr. Beavin was a professor of religion and philosophy at the college from
1957 – 1984. He was an ordained member of the United Methodist Church. He preached and led special studies in many area churches and took his skills and knowledge far beyond the campus.