CWNF Welcomes New Trustee, Dr. John R. Bowlin

Posted on January 14, 2021

The Newcombe Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John R. Bowlin, Ph.D. to the Board of Trustees. Dr. Bowlin is the Robert L. Stuart Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York, and his MA and PhD from Princeton University. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, and the Society for Values in Higher Education, and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics since 2003. His areas of specialization are Christian ethics, moral philosophy, social ethics and criticism, and the history of moral theology. His courses cover ethics and the problem of evil; ethics and politics in Augustine; war and Christian conscience; and friendship, love, and justice. Dr. Bowlin received a Newcombe Fellowship in support of his doctoral thesis, “Contingency and Control: Aquinas on Luck, Tragedy, and Virtue.”

Upon his appointment, Dr. Bowlin noted, “At a time when access to higher education is out of reach for so many, The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation supports undergraduates who might otherwise struggle to remain in school. And when graduate students in the humanities and the social sciences face precarious futures, the Foundation’s doctoral dissertation Fellowship offers hope to some of the most promising young scholars. I am honored to join The Newcombe Foundation Board of Trustees and to share in its important work.”