Edwin Reynolds, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament Studies and Biblical Languages

Graduate Program Coordinator for Religion

Contact Information:

Office Location: 114 Hackman Hall

Office Phone: 423.236.2989

Email: reynolds@southern.edu


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Edwin Reynolds joined the School of Religion faculty in 2004.  He previously served for 12 years as professor at the Theological Seminary, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines.  He also taught for six years at Solusi College (now Solusi University) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Edwin's wife, Connie, is a teacher, and they have three adult children: Beth, David, and Brandon, plus two granddaughters.  He enjoys working with children and young people, playing badminton and volleyball, making and fixing things, collecting shells and stamps, reading and writing, and studying the Bible, especially Revelation.


Education and Degrees:

  • Ph.D. in New Testament – Andrews University
  • MA in religion and biblical languages –  Andrews University
  • MA in industrial arts – Pacific Union College
  • BA in life science and religion – Pacific Union College
  • BS in industrial arts – Pacific Union College


Professional Memberships:

  • Adventist Society for Religious Studies
  • Adventist Theological Society


Undergraduate Classes Dr. Reynolds Teaches:

  • Studies in Revelation
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • New Testament Studies I and II
  • Introduction to Biblical Exegesis


Graduate Classes Dr. Reynolds teaches:

  • Studies in Romans
  • Pauline Epistles
  • General Epistles
  • Studies in Revelation
  • Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation
  • Research Methods and Writing

Reynolds also servies as Graduate Program Coordinator for the School of Religion graduate program and chairs the SOR Graduate Studies Committee.


Publications and Editorial Work:

Reynolds has written numerous articles in a variety of popular, professional, or scholarly works.  He has many years of experience as an editor, having served as editorial assistant for Andrews University Seminary Studies, as founding editor of Asia Adventist Seminary Studies, as associate editor of Perspective Digest, and as the editor of the Journal of the Adventist Theological Society, among other editorial experiences.  He also edited and revised the guide for thesis and dissertation writing for the Theological Seminary at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies.  He is currently in the process of writing a commentary on thge Johannine Epistles for the new Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary series.