James R. Thobaben


Dr. James R. Thobaben

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Address204 N. Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40390
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Professor of Church in Society, Asbury Theological Seminary

B.A., Oberlin College, 1976
M.Div., Yale Divinity School, 1979
M.P.H., Yale Medical School, 1984
Ph.D, Emory University, 1994

Dr. James R. Thobaben is professor of Church in Society.

He received a B.A. from Oberlin College, 1976; a M.Div. from Yale University, Divinity School, 1979; a M.P.H. from Yale University, 1984; and a Ph.D. from Emory University, 1994.

Dr. Thobaben came to Asbury Theological Seminary in 1995 with a wide range of experience in ethics. Most recently he served as vice president for ethics and research at Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center. He was also a visiting Ethics Scholar at the University of Missouri’s Molecular Biology Program.

In addition to his work at the seminary, Dr. Thobaben is co-pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Mercer County, Ky. He is also secretary for the Good Samaritan Foundation (Kentucky).

Dr. Thobaben and his wife, Marcelyn, have two grown children.

Areas of Interest

Social Ethics and Research



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