William Newton worked for ten years in scientific research before turning to the study of theology. From 2005 to 2012 he was assistant professor of Theology at the International Theological Institute in Trumau, near Vienna, Austria. He is an associate member of faculty at Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, U.K., and founding member of the Aquinas Institute of Ireland. Dr. Newton has his PhD from the John Paul II Institute in Australia, a STL from the Leuven (Belgium), and a MTS from the International Theological Institute. From 2013 to 2017 he was chair of faculty at Franciscan University’s Gaming semester abroad program. He has published in numerous journals including: Anthropotes, Josephinum Journal of Theology, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The Linacre Quarterly, The New Oxford Review, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Inside the Vatican, Journal of the International Academy of Marital Spirituality, Crisis Magazine, The Furrow and The Catechetical Review (formerly The Sower). He is the author of an introduction to Catholic social teaching entitled, A Civilization of Love: The Catholic Vision for Human Society (Gracewing, 2011). He is originally from England. He and his wife Claire have five children.
John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne, Australia (2005 – 2008)
PhD in Theology. Thesis title: “Gaudium et Spes 22 §1: a commentary from the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.”
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (2011 – 2012)
Licentiate in Sacred Theology (and Master of Arts in Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion) (magna cum laude). Dissertation title: “An Evaluation of the Contribution of Martin Rhonheimer to the Debate on the Moral Status of Craniotomy.”
International Theological Institute, Gaming, Austria (2002 – 2005)
Masters in Theological Studies (summa cum laude).
Dissertation title: “The universal significance of the evangelical counsels.”
University College London and Imperial College London (1991 – 1992)
Masters of Science in Remote Sensing (with distinction).
Dissertation title: “Approaches to automatic change detection of forests using optical satellite imagery.”
International Language Institute, Cairo (1990)
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification.
I taught English in Moscow from December 1990 to June 1991.
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1987 – 1990)
Bachelor of Arts in Geography with Special Reference to Africa and Asia (1st class honours).
Dissertation title: “A study of small scale private industry in Hubei Province, China” (included two months field work in China).
St. John the Baptist R.C. School, Woking, England (1981 – 1986)
3 Advanced Level certificates (Geography A, Biology B, Physics B) and 13 Ordinary Level certificates.
School captain 1985-1986.
Civilization of Love: The Catholic Vision for Human Society. Leominster: Gracewing Publishing, 2011.
“What God Has Joined: The Biblical Foundations for Traditional Christian Sexual Morality. CreateSpace. 2015