Professor's death mourned after 48 years at Liberty University
Ed Hindson, faculty member with the School of Religion speaks to students at Convocation on February 22, 2006. (Photo by Kevin Giedd)

On Saturday Liberty University announced the death of 77-year-old Ed Hindson, who served the university for 48 years.

Hindson started teaching at Liberty in 1974 and died as Dean Emeritus at the John W Rawlings School of Divinity and a Distinguished Professor of Religion

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School of Religion faculty member Ed Hindson conducts a class about the Bible on April 10, 2003. (Photo by Les Schofer)

The biblical scholar and professor played a role in the lives of the students he taught and the leadership at Liberty University.

Liberty University would not be recognizable without the myriad contributions of Dr. Ed Hindson. The impact of his life and ministry will live on through the millions of lives he touched. He was a member of our founding generation, an academic cornerstone of our institution, and a friend and mentor to scores of leaders. He is irreplaceable, and we celebrate his homecoming with immense gratitude: well done good and faithful servant. —Liberty University President, Jerry Prevo

Over his career, Hindson authored 40 books and edited five major study Bibles.

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The Liberty University Freedom Tower grand opening is held on February 5, 2018. The Freedom Tower is home to the Rawlings School of Divinity. (Photo by Joel Coleman)

Hindson was a visiting lecturer at schools like Oxford University and Harvard Divinity School. He taught over 100,000 students whether in the classroom or online and was named Teacher of the Year many times. Despite his 2019 retirement, Hindson continued teaching some classes at Liberty.

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