R.A. Forrest Scholar; Professor of English
Dr. Williams joined the Toccoa Falls College faculty in 1988 and is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America with many years of pastoral experience. He has spent several summers in Africa training local pastors for Church Planting International.
He is a member of the Ministerial Association of the Evangelical Free Church of America, Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society, Mythopoeic Society, Southern California C.S. Lewis Society, and Georgia Philological Society.
He is the author of eight books: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit (Nashville: Broadman, 1994; reprint, Wipf & Stock), The Disciple’s Prayer (Christian Publications, 1999; reprint, Wipf & Stock), Mere Humanity: G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien on the Human Condition (Broadman, 2006), Credo: Meditations on the Nicene Creed (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2007), The Devil’s Dictionary of the Christian Church (Chalice Press, 2008), Stars Through the Clouds: The Collected Poetry of Donald T. Williams (Lynchburg: Lantern Hollow Press, 2011), Inklings of Reality: Essays toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters, 2nd edition, revised and enlarged (Lantern Hollow Press, 2012), and Reflections from Plato’s Cave: Essays in Evangelical Philosophy (Lantern Hollow Press, 2012). He has also contributed essays, poems, and reviews to such journals as National Review, Christianity Today, Touchstone, Modern Reformation, The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophia Christi, Theology Today, Christianity and Literature, Christian Scholar’s Review, Mythlore, SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review, Christian Educator’s Journal, Preaching, and Christian Research Journal.
“The primary reason their students should want to attend a Christian college is not negative but positive; not to escape the evil influence of the secular academy but because the Christian college is the West Point for Christian soldiers, preparing them to make an impact on the front lines of the spiritual and cultural wars that rage around us. There they should learn to say, ‘Apollyon, beware what you do; for I am in the King’s highway, the way of holiness; therefore take heed to yourself.’” from Donald T. Williams, Repairing the Ruins: Thoughts on Christian Higher Education (article), Christian Educators Journal 41:4 (April 2002): 19-21.
“This is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).
- R.A. Forrest Scholar (2011), Toccoa Falls College
- Faculty Scholar of the Year, Toccoa Falls College
|Degrees Earned:||School Attended|
|Ph.D.||Medieval and Renaissance Literature||University of Georgia|
|M.Div.||Trinity Evangelical Divinity School|