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Dr. Bruce McDonald

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Bruce McDonald, Ph. D.

Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Polytechnic United Methodist Church, 305


  • Bachelor of Music, University of Texas/Austin, 1967
  • Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore, KY), 1971
  • Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History, University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1994

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Old Testament (Hebrew scriptures)
  • Introduction to New Testament (Christian scriptures)
  • Introduction to World Religions
  • Introduction to Mediterranean Religions
  • Humanities
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Introduction to Christianity
  •  History and Politics of the Holy Land (honors course)
  • Introduction to New Testament Greek
  • "Theodore of Mopsuestia" in Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (ed. McKim, IVP)
  • Western Religions (publisher Kendall Hunt), 2016
  • Various book reviews and endorsements
  • Frequent speaker at Mitchell-Reid lectures on campus
  • One presentation on University College Day (myself); usually an organizer of the event!
  • Regular Sunday School teacher
  • Regular writer of weekly Bible study for church newsletter (since 1996)  
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