David Aune

David Aune, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion

10 Rinehart Center for Religious Studies
Area of Specialty
New Testament, History of Early Christianity, Theology of World Religions
  • Joined Ashland University in 1996
  • Teaches Exploring the Bible, Exploring World Religions, Life and Letters of Paul, Understanding Islam, Advanced New Testament (The Gospels), Christian Literature, Footsteps of Paul in Greece, The Legacy of Paul and Peter in Italy, and Luther & the German Reformation courses 
  • Directed study-abroad programs in Greece, Italy and Germany 
  • Scholarly presentations with the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion
  • Ordained minister in the United Church of Christ 
  • Served as pastor for a number of local churches
  • Taught part time at colleges in New England, including Providence College, Wesleyan University and Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Publications focus on interpreting the Pauline letters in the context of early Jewish and Greco-Roman thought
  • Actively involved with the Ashland Center for Nonviolence
  • Favorite thing about Ashland University: The friendly, supportive environment
  • Little-known fact: I’m an only child.
  • Ph.D. in Religious Studies - Brown University
  • Th.M. - Regent College
  • M.Div. - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in English - University of Vermont