Meet Harold O. J. Brown
Harold O. J. Brown earned four degrees from Harvard University and Harvard Divinity School. He also studied at the University of Marburg, Germany, and the University of Vienna, Austria, and taught courses in Basel, Switzerland, and Yeotmal, India. With former United States Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D., Brown cofounded the Christian Action Council, the leading evangelical pro-life action group and an educational and service ministry, which he served as chairman until 1998. He is also director of the Center on Religion and Society at the Rockford Institute and teaches in the International Seminar on Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.
Brown's areas of expertise include systematic theology; right-to-life issues; ethics, especially ethical and family values; journalism, public affairs; and political philosophy. He is a member of the American Theological Society, and the Turnerschaft Saxonia Marburg. Brown also speaks and writes in German and French.
Brown has received several awards, including many for his pro-life work. He received Fullbright and Danforth awards and was voted Faculty Member of the Year at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1989. At Trinity he held the Franklin Forman Chair of Christian Ethics and Theology and was professor of biblical and systematic theology. He taught at Trinity as a visiting professor in 1971 and 1975 and served as associate professor of systematic theology from 1976 to 1983. After four years as a pastor in Switzerland, Brown returned to the Trinity faculty in 1987. He is currently on the faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Brown has served on the editorial staff of Human Life Review and Christianity Today and currently serves as contributing ditor for Christianity Today and Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is also editor of The Religion and Society Report. Brown has written numerous articles over the last 40 years in such magazines as National Review, Eternity, Hemelios, Human Life Review, and publications in Germany, Austria, and London.
Brown and his wife, Grace, have two grown children. In his spare time, Brown enjoys crew, which he coached to several championships at Harvard and elsewhere; skiing as a member of the Swiss Alpine Club and the American Alpine Club; and mountaineering. He regularly organizes faculty-student mountain expeditions and ski trips.Information gathered from the website of Reformed Theological Seminary