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Martin Erdmann, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies

Educational Background:
Post-Doctoral Studies in New Testament, Free Seminary of Theology (Geneva, Switzerland)
Ph.D. in Modern Church History, Brunel University (England)
Th.M. in Patristics and New Testament, King’s College, Aberdeen University (Scotland)
Graduate Studies in Missiology, Church History, and New Testament, University of Bael (Switzerland)
M.Div. in Cross-Cultural Ministries and New Testament Studies, Columbia International University
Th.B., Brake Bibelschule (Germany)

Time at PHC: 2003 to present

Dr. Erdmann teaches Theology of the Bible I for PHC’s Distance Learning program. He is also the department head of New Testament Studies at the Academy for Reformation Theology in Hannover, Germany, and Director of the Verax Institute (which specializes in Christian apologetics) in Basel, Switzerland. For four years he headed up the New Testament department of the Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule Basel (State-Independent Theological Seminary), Switzerland. In 1996, he founded Online Communication Systems, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, using it primarily for theological distance education.

Dr. Erdmann's accomplishments extend beyond theology. As Vice-President of Mustardseed Media, San Jose, CA, he participated in a project called Biblelands, an online multimedia tour of Israel and the Near East. In his position as Senior Scientist at the University Hospital in Basel and Research Fellow at the European Foundation of Clinical Nanomedicine, he is currently involved in researching the ethical implications of nanotechnology.

A German native, Dr. Erdmann left his home country in order to be able to homeschool his children. He now lives in Switzerland with his wife Joy and their two children, Estelle Chérie and Johannes Luc.