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Alexander Hill

Biography of Alexander Hill

Alexander Hill
Alexander Hill

Alexander Hill (1786-1867) was Professor of Divinity at the University from 1839 to 1863.

Born in St Andrews, the son of the Principal of St Mary's College, Hill studied at the University of St Andrews. He travelled widely as a tutor before becoming a minister in Ayrshire in 1815. In 1839 he was appointed to the Chair of Divinity at Glasgow, when it was believed that his moderate views made him more acceptable to the authorities than those of another candidate, the evangelical preacher Thomas Chalmers.

Hill was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1845.

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Alexander Hill
Theologian

Born 19 July 1786, St Andrews, Scotland.
Died 27 January 1867.
University Link: Professor
Occupation categories: theologians
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Record last updated: 16th Jul 2008

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