Hill, George, Dd

Hill, George, D.D.

a divine of the Church of Scotland, born at St. Andrews in 1748. He was educated at the university of his native place, where he obtained the Greek professorship, and afterward that of divinity. He subsequently became principal of St. Mary's, chaplain to the king for Scotland, and fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and was long an ornament of the Church of Scotland. He died in 1819. Among his publications are, Sermons (1796, 8vo): — Theological Institutes (Edinb. 1803, 8 vo): — Lectures on portions of the Old Testament illustrative of the Jewish History (Lond. 1812, 8 vo). But his greatest work is his Lectures in Divinity, delivered to the students while principal of St. Mary's College, St. Andrews. Dr. Hill's doctrinal sentiments were, in consonance with the standards of the Church of Scotland, strongly Calvinistic. He was the successor of Dr. Robertson (1779) in the high office of moderate leader of the Assembly. The best editions of his Lectures in Divinity are those of Edinburgh (1825, 3 vols. 8vo) and New York (Carter & Brothers, 8vo). See Jones, Christian Biog.; Chalmers, Posth. Works, 9:125; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 846; Hetherington, Hist. Ch. of Scotland, 2, 337.

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