Dr. Mark Arnold is an Adjunct Professor at CUME. He has earned degrees from Stanford University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Harvard University. Dr. Arnold’s area of focus is Semitic and Afroasiatic Languages, especially those used in sacred Christian contexts (Ge’ez, Coptic). Influenced by the Late Cain Hope Felder, Dr. Arnold has crafted “African Presence in the Bible Series: A Critical Review of Afrocentric Approaches to Biblical Interpretation.”
Dr. Arnold served on the Princeton the Dead Sea Scrolls and Akkadian Handbook Projects, leading to research work in Jordan, Egypt (Sinai), and Israel. Dr. Arnold brings his experiences in evangelical Christianity, African diaspora traditions, and non-denominational upbringing to his instruction of language, interpretation, and theology discussions. In addition to his work in the local church and academia, Dr. Arnold, as a technologist, is invested in understanding the intersection of nation-state cyber threats, African American religion, and disinformation campaigns impacting communities of color. He serves on community boards and is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., serving many years as a local chaplain. Dr. Arnold’s life purpose is to help students learn deeply, lead passionately, and live faithfully.
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