About Dr. Williams

Born: January 10, 1951

Raised in a Christian home, Donald T. Williams devoted his life to Christ at an early age. Recognizing by his high-school years that he had a strong drive for the integration of faith and learning, he felt called to a ministry of preaching, teaching, and writing.

EDUCATION:

  • PhD in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1985; Dissertation Topic: The Depth of Rightful Doom: The English Reformers’ Concept of Justice and Book V of Spenser’s Faerie Queene.
  • M.Div.Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, 1976; Editor, The Scribe (student paper); Associate Editor, Trinity Journal; Magna Cum Laude.
  • B.A. in English, Taylor University, Upland, Ind., 1973; Band, Orchestra, Marion, Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra; Summer missions trip to Honduras, Ecuador, and Colombia, 1971; Student Pastor, 1973; Magna Cum Laude.

EMPLOYMENT:

  • Professor of English, Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, Georgia, 1988-present
    • Chair, Humanities and Natural Sciences Department, 2009-2013
    • Director, School of Arts and Sciences, 1996-2008
    • Editor, faculty newsletter, 1989-96, 1999-present
    • Acting Director, School of General Studies, 1991;
    • Interim Director, School of Communication, 1992-95;
    • Editor of Self Studies for reaffirmation of accreditation with both the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, 1998, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1999.
    • R. A. Forrest Scholar, 2014-present.
  • Lecturer at Large, Church Planting International, 2002-present (e.g., travel to Uganda, Kenya, and India to train local pastors, several summers since 2002--see "Missions" for reports).
  • Pastor and Church Planter, Trinity Fellowship (Evangelical Free Church of America), Toccoa, Georgia, 1992-2001.
  • Visiting Lecturer and Tutor, Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies of Keble College, Oxford, England, 1997; Mentor, 1994.
  • Acting Music Director and Instructor of Bible, Smyrna Christian Academy, Smyrna, Georgia, 1987-88.
  • Pastor, First Evangelical Free Church, Marietta, Georgia, 1982-87;
  • Speaker on "Footnotes to the Faith," daily 5-min. radio program on WFOM, Marietta, Georgia, 1984-87.
  • Temporary Lecturer in English, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1980-82

DISSERTATION COMMITTEES:

  • Served as Outside Reader:
    • Michael Spence, The Theology of Harlan Ellison's Fictional Worlds (Diss. Dallas Theological Seminary, 2001)
    • Ruby Dunlap, Common Minds: A Study of Metaphors of Good and Evil across Language Groups (Diss. Tennessee State University, 2002).

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • ENG 113, Freshman Comp. I;
  • ENG 123, Freshman Comp. II;
  • ENG 213, World Lit.;
  • ENG 223, Eng. Lit. I;
  • ENG 313, History and Structure of the English Language;
  • ENG 323, Renaissance Lit.;
  • ENG 333, Seventeenth Cent. Lit.;
  • ENG 383, Advanced Composition;
  • ENG 393, Grammar for Teachers;
  • ENG 413, Medieval Lit.;
  • ENG 423, Shakespeare;
  • ENG 433, Senior Seminar (various topics, including Dante, C. S. Lewis, Modern Brit. & American Poetry)
  • HUM 103, Western Thought and Culture
  • PHY 213, Intro. to Philosophy
  • THE 453, Apologetics

AWARDS:

  • Toccoa Falls College Faculty Scholar of the Year, 1996, 2002, 2007.
  • Wade Faculty Scholar�s Award, 2015.

CHURCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Ordained to the Christian ministry by The Evangelical Free Church of America;
  • Member, Board of Directors, S.E. District of the E.F.C.A., 1983-86
  • Asst. Coach, Toccoa Little League, 1990-93
  • Choir, Toccoa First Alliance Church, 1989-91, Director 1991
  • Sunday School Teacher, University Church, Athens, GA., 2001-present

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Ministerial Association, Evangelical Free Church of America
  • Evangelical Theological Society (S.E. Regional Vice Chairman, 1989-90, Chairman, 1990-91;
  • member of steering committees for the “Theology and Culture” and “Literature in the Bible” Study Groups, 2000-)
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society (Vice President, 1994-95, President, 1995-96)
  • S.E. Renaissance Conference Mythopoeic Society (Program Chair for Mythcon 2003)
  • International Society of Christian Apologetics (President, 2015-2016)

AUDIOTAPES

To hear tapes of sermons and Sunday School classes by Dr. Williams at University Church, Athens, Ga., go to www.theuniversitychurch.org.  There are menus for tapes of classes over the last decade, including Apologetics, Systematic Theology, Christian Ethics, Church History, Hermeneutics, Ephesians, Luke, etc., listed by date and topic.

Read more about Dr. Williams here: http://www.tfc.edu/don-williams/

 

 

  Books

 

Stars Through the Clouds

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Stars Through the Clouds

Stars Through the Clouds is a revival of the lost art of traditional poetry--glimpses of beauty, ...

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Reflections from Plato

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Reflections from Plato

A collection of essays on Truth, beauty, C. S. Lewis, Francis Schaeffer, and a myriad of other to...

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The Devil's Dictionary of the Christian Faith

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The Devil's Dictionary of t...

A morphing of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary with The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian...

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Credo: Meditations on the Nicene Creed

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Credo: Meditations on the N...

Credo provides a unique basis for personal daily meditations, while opening the way for the churc...

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Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien on the Human Condition

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Mere Humanity: G.K. Chester...

Philosophers list “What is man?” and “What is the purpose of life on this earth...

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The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit Effects in Us What Christ Has Done For Us

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The Person and Work of the ...

When New Testament writers mention God's pledge to grant us His Holy Spirit, their words depict m...

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Inklings of Reality: Essays Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters 2nd ed. Edition

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Inklings of Reality: Essays...

Christians were once known as "people of the Book." In Inklings of Reality, Dr. Donald T. William...

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The Disciples' Prayer: An Intimate Phrase by Phrase Journey through the Lord's Prayer

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The Disciples' Prayer: An I...

A detailed commentary on the Lord's Prayer.

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  Recent Publications

"The Justice of Hell?"  Christian Research Journal 39:1 (2016): 46-59.

"Printing Error: Donald T. Williams on Anscombe's Final Word on Lewis and Naturalism," Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity 29:3 (May-June 2016): 20-22.

For previous publications, download a complete list of publications by Dr. Williams.

 

 

  Sermons by Dr. Williams

“The Importance of Truth,” 2 John 1:1-5, University Church, Athens, Ga., 7/3/16:

“Walking in the Truth,” 2 John 1:4-9, University Church, Athens, Ga., 7/10/16:

Visit the sermon index for text sermons by Dr. Williams.

Sermon Index

 

 

Videos

 

Discerning the Times - ISCA 2015 - Donald T Williams
For the Sake of the Story: Doctrine and Discernment in Reading C. S. Lewis
Introduction to Schaeffer's life and Work
ISCA 2015 Panel Discussion
Mining for God Full Trailer
Mining for God Teaser Trailer
Promethean Faith? Faith and Fact in Fiction and Reality
Text vs. Word - ISCA 2015 - Donald T Williams
The Hypostatic Union
The Schaeffer Legacy Project - Interview with Dr. Williams

 

 

 

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