MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (February 23, 2018)—Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan College welcomes Dr. Charles E. Hill, a New Testament expert from Reformed Theological Seminary, to present at the Robert Fife Lectures on Church History, March 13-15, in the Mildred Welshimer Phillips Memorial Chapel located in the college’s B.D. Phillips Building. The events are free and open to the public.
The Fife Lectures honor the life and work of Dr. Robert O. Fife, who taught psychology, philosophy and history during his time at Milligan from 1954-80. Later, he served as an adjunct professor of church history at Emmanuel. He received Milligan’s highest acknowledgement of service, the Fide et Amore, in 1988.
Hill’s lecture series, “The Reception of the Fourfold Gospel,” is as follows:
• Tuesday, March 13, at 11 a.m., “The Literary Evidence”
• Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m., “The Archaeological Evidence”
• Thursday, March 15, 11 a.m., “The Other Gospels”
Hill joined RTS’s Orlando, Florida, campus in 1994 and serves as the John R. Richardson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity. He earned a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in California and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.
Hill has significant research interest in the Johannine Corpus, New Testament books associated with the Apostle John. He also has written extensively on early church fathers, early Christian views of the end times, the canon of the New Testament and the traditions of New Testament manuscripts. Hill’s most recent publications, both from Oxford University Press, include “Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy” and “The Early Text of the New Testament.”
During his time on the RTS faculty, Hill has received several professional honors. He was elected as a Lilly Theological Research Grants Faculty Fellow for the academic year 2000-2001 and a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology for 2012. In 2003, he was elected to the prestigious New Testament studies society Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and is a member of several other academic societies.