Instructor of Religious Studies
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Adam Neal has been teaching at YHC since the fall semester of 2008. His area of expertise is biblical theology with a focus in New Testament studies. His work has also included extensive study of the philosophy of William James, and his master's thesis (MTS) explored James' conception of evil in light of Pragmatism's cosmological theory of truth. His scholarship seeks to combine theological insight with practical living, and thus he teaches the Bible not just as a historical and intellectual curiosity, but as an existential guide to good living. He has publications in the Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, as well as entries in The Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America on death and dying, human sexuality and miscegenation, as well as an entry co-written with John Snarey of Emory University on Pragmatism in The Encyclopedia of Religion in America. He teaches courses in Biblical studies as well as philosophy and remains an active member of the religious life community at Young Harris.
Mr. Neal holds a B.A. from Mercer University (2005, cum laude) with a double major in philosophy and Christianity and a minor in Koine Greek. He achieved departmental honors in the Christianity department for his thesis on Augustine's conception of women in The Confessions. He earned a master’s in theological studies (MTS) from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology (2007, magna cum laude) and a master’s of arts in theological studies (MATS) from Liberty University’s Baptist Theological Seminary (2011, summa cum laude). He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. in theology and apologetics program at Liberty University where he hopes to write his dissertation on the theology of marriage.