Friday, October 22, 2004  

Robert Stein

Robert Stein

Position: Mildred and Ernest Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation

Spouse: Joan (45 years)

Children/Grandchildren: 3 children, 11 grandchildren

Pets: Once had a pet skunk

An interesting fact about your family: All children born in a different state; all children attended German schools; all children graduated from Bethel College and married graduates of Bethel College

Hometown: West New York, N. J.

Current church: Westport Road Baptist Church

Most influential persons in your life: Mother and father

What books, besides the Bible, have most influenced you: E.D. Hirsh Jr., Validity in Interpretation; W. Marxsen, Der Evangelist Markus; C.S. Lewis, “Fern-seed and Elephants”

How did you become a Christian: Through Christian young men my own age who befriended me

What do you like most about teaching: Helping students understand the Bible, particularly the Gospels, better

What influenced your decision to come to Southern Seminary: Opportunity to help establish a required hermeneutics class

Most moving Southern Seminary memory: Funeral service of Dr. Marvin Anderson

Hobbies: Skiing, fishing, travel, sports

Favorite music group: Boston Pops

Favorite movie: “What about Bob”

Favorite TV show: History Channel

A word of wisdom to Towers readers: Make the most of your time at Southern. It is a gift!


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