Dwight N. Hopkins
Areas of Study and Research
Professor Hopkins will be on leave Autumn 2021 and Winter 2022.
MDiv, MPhil, PhD (Union Theological Seminary, New York)
PhD (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Dwight N. Hopkins is the Alexander Campbell Professor.
He graduated from Groton (Boarding) School and Harvard University (B.A.).
Professor Hopkins initiated and managed a 14-country network to think about the practices of building healthy communities and healthy individuals in communities. With representatives from Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, Japan, India, England, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, and the USA, the network forged learning about neighbors through neighbors sharing their cultures. Indeed, in international transactions of business, politics, and religions, one of the greatest challenges is lack of cultural understanding. Restated, cultures facilitate harmony and balance for the purpose of another world is possible in emerging markets. A higher vision and transcendent values glue the global together spiritually with wealth management.
He was Visiting Professor at Renmin (People’s) University, Beijing, China. (Course on “The History of Western Civilization”) and Visiting Lecturer at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Surrey International Institute, Dalian, China (ten lectures on “China and the West: Cross Cultural Communication”).
Prof. Hopkins is a constructive theologian teaching classes on social entrepreneurship and working in the areas of contemporary models of theology, various forms of liberation theologies, and East-West cross-cultural comparisons. Professor Hopkins is interested in multidisciplinary approaches to the academic study of religious thought, especially cultural, political, economic, and interpretive methods.