Ralph Gilmore, Ph.D., M.A.
- Gardner Center 211B
- (731) 989-6630
Christ, His Church, Mission Work, Family (husband, father, grandfather "Pop Pop"), preacher, FHU, distinguished professor, pilot, bus driver, motorcycle rider.
- A.A., Bible, Freed-Hardeman U., 1970
- 3rd yr. certificate in Bible; FHU, 1971
- B.A., Bible, David Lipscomb U., 1972
- M.A., Doctrine, Harding Graduate School, 1975
- Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1981
- Tuesday - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
- Wednesday - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
- Thursday - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
- I & II Corinthians
MWF - 9:30am-10:20am
- Contemporary Ethics
M - 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Christian Evidences
TR - 1:00pm-2:20pm
HomeDr. Gilmore is a Professor of Bible and of Philosophy. He was selected as a Distinguished Professor of Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies in 2001. Dr. Gilmore has served in a variety of faculty leadership roles. He has written for many brotherhood publications, has presented papers at professional academic organizations, and has appeared in several forums involving public discussion of Bible topics. Ralph has been married to the former Joyce Thornton since June 11, 1971. Ralph and Joyce have 4 daughters - Jenny, Jill, Rachel, and Rose. They also have been blessed with 4 grandchildren that they love very much.
Ph.D. in Philosophy
1981, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Coursework: Contemporary Metaphysics; Medical Ethics; Philosophy of Religion; Logic
M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics
1975, Harding University Graduate School of Religion, Memphis, TN
Coursework: Apologetics; Philosophy of Religion
B.A. in Bible and Biblical Languages
1972, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
A.A., 3rd year certificate in Bible1970, 1971, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
Assistant Professor to Distinguished Professor
1981 to the present, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
Courses Taught: Advanced Christian Evidences (grad), Christian Evidences, Contemporary Concerns, Contemporary Ethics, Denominational Dogmas, Ethics, Genesis-Exodus, History of Philosophy I and II, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Christianity, Life of Christ, Logic, Paul's Epistle III and IV, Philosophy of Religion (grad. and undergrad.), Scheme of Redemption, Seminar for Bible Majors.
(Research, Academic Development, etc.) Experience
"The Theistic Finitism of Edgar Brightmann"
1975, Harding Graduste School of Religion, Memphis, TN, Master's thesis
Brightmann believed that the problem of evil necessitated the viewpoint that God must be finite in at least one of his attributes.
"The Subject of Consciousness and Survival of Death: A Strawsonian Approach"
1981, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Doctoral Dissertation
The dissertation investigates the philosophical, though not inherently religious, possibility of persons surviving death.
- Here are a FEW of the mission campaigns Ralph has conducted or participated in: INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGNS - Russia, New Zealand (twice), Scotland (twice), Sweden, Canada, Bahamas (6 times), Peru, Nigeria, Paraguay, Argentina (3 times), Tanzania (3 times), Aruba; DOMESTIC CAMPAIGNS - Niagara Falls (twice), New York; Pleasant Hill, California; Mission Viejo, California; Ferndale, Washington; Clayton, New Mexico; Hayward, Wisconsin, and several other places in the United States.
- He has preached in 40 states and 20 countries.
- He has written for several journals.
- He has been moderator of the open forum for the past 11 years at the lectureship.
- He was a participant in the Faust-Gilmore Discussion on Instrumental Music and Fellowship in October, 2006.
- He served as the pulpit minister at the Campbell St. Church of Christ in Jackson, Tennessee for over 23 years. He worked as pulpit minister for the Acton Church of Christ in Acton, Tennessee for 2 years. He is now working as an evangelist.
- He is distinguished professor of Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies at Freed-Hardeman University where he has served for 31 years. He is editor of the FHU religious academic journal entitled Kingdom.