Preston Hill

February 19, 2021

Preston Hill (PhD, MLitt, University of St Andrews) is Assistant Professor of Integrative Theology at Richmont Graduate University. His doctoral thesis offers the first monograph-length exposition of the place of Christ’s descent into hell in the theology of John Calvin. Preston has presented and published papers on this research at the International Congress on Calvin Research (published in the 2020 volume by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht entitled Calvinus Fater in Domino), the International Medieval Congress and the Cusanus Society of UK/Ireland (forthcoming in Reformation and Renaissance Review), the Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity (published in the forthcoming volume by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht). Preston’s postdoctoral projects have involved a number of research and publication outlets relating Calvin’s theology of the descent into hell with contemporary theological explorations of violence, survival, and trauma recovery. Preston is currently undertaking a Science-Engaged Theology Research Fellowship at the University of St Andrews for a project entitled “Posttraumatic Growth in God: A Science-Engaged Theology of Atonement.” In 2021 Preston is releasing his first coauthored book with Scott Harrower and Joshua Cockayne entitled Dawn of Sunday: The Trinity and Trauma-Safe Church (Cascade), and is releasing his first edited volume entitled Christ and Trauma: Theology East of Eden (Pickwick Publications).