Assistant Professor of Religion and German
Office: Langford | 120
Office Phone: 803.321.5196
Department: Department of Humanities
Ph.D., Theology/New Testament, University of Regensburg, Germany (2003)
Th.M., New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1975)
M.Div., Biblical Studies, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1974)
B.A., Religion, Carson Newman College (1971)
Dr. Dohm’s Ph.D. work involved a study of the origins of apocalypticism and its impact on the historical Jesus and his message, historical Jesus research in the 19th century, the rediscovery of eschatology in the message of Jesus in the modern era and its impact on the scholarly approaches of theologians in the 20th century. His Master of Theology work focused on a redaction critical study of the Gospel of Matthew. Fluent in German, Dr. Dohm studied German for a year at the Goethe Institute in Munich, Germany, and worked and studied in Germany for eight years.
Dr. Dohm joined the full-time faculty of Newberry College in 2014. He had served at Newberry as an adjunct professor of Religion from 2005 to 2014. In addition he has taught at Coker College, 2005-2007, and since 2006 also teaches for the Religious Studies Department at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Prior to his teaching career, Dr. Dohm served as pastor of churches in South Carolina and Germany. Over the past several years Dr. Dohm has received invitations to present scholarly papers at theological symposiums at universities in Germany, Korea, and India, all of which have been published.
He had a book published in Germany in 2003 entitled The Rediscovery of Eschatology in the Message of Jesus and Its Impact on Theology in the Twentieth Century (Regensburg, Germany: Roderer Verlag, 2003). Dr. Dohm was invited to present a paper at a theological symposium at the University of Regensburg, Germany in July 2014. The paper was entitled “The Role of Politics in the Ministry and Message of Jesus and in the Formulation Christian Theology.” The paper was published in a book of essays entitled Theology in Engagement with Church and Politics (Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Peter Lang International Publishing Company, 2014). Dohm presented a paper at the theological symposium at the Univeristy of Regensburg, Germany in July 2018. The paper entitled, The Migration of Hellenistic Jews to Jerusalem: Impact on Early Christian Theology. The paper was published in a book of essays entitled Flight Migration and Integration: A Question for Christian Theology and Christian Engagement, Matthias Heesch, Russell Kleckley, Hans Schwarz, ed. (Berlin: Peter Lang, 2018).