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Marsh Chapel Dean Robert Allan Hill to be installed on Sunday

Robert Allan Hill, the dean of Marsh Chapel, who has invoked Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and boxer Muhammad Ali in his sermons this year, will be officially installed as the dean of the chapel during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, March 4. His sermon will be on The Partnership of the Gospel.

Hill, who arrived at the University in July, has sought to bring greater religious unity to the campus. His sermons and other thoughts on scripture are periodically published on his personal blog, and he has helped establish a new spiritual fellowship group that meets on Tuesdays to discuss the TV show Lost.

Hill came to BU from Rochester, N.Y., where he was the minister at Asbury First United Methodist Church for 11 years. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, a school with Methodist roots as deep as BU’s, and earned a Ph.D. in New Testament studies from McGill University. He has served in seven churches — five times as minister — has extensive teaching experience, and has published books and articles on both biblical studies and practical ministry.

In July, Hill spoke with BU Today about his thoughts on spiritual life at Boston University. Click the audio player above to listen.

Jessica Ullian can be reached at jullian@bu.edu.