Dr. Charles H. Cosgrove earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1984. He taught New Testament and Ethics at Northern Seminary from 1984 through 2011. From 2011 through 2021, he served as Professor of Early Christian Literature at Garrett, and also as Director of the Ph.D. program.
He is the author of numerous books and articles on the literature and institutions of the early church, as well as studies of ancient music and poetry in antiquity. His books include Music at Social Meals in Greek and Roman Antiquity: From the Archaic Period to the Age of Augustus (Cambridge University Press, 2022), Fortune and Faith: A Dual Biography of Mayor Augustus Garrett and Seminary Founder Eliza Clark Garrett (Southern Illinois University Press, 2020), An Ancient Christian Hymn with Musical Notation: Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1786 (Mohr Siebeck, 2011), and Appealing to Scripture in Moral Debate: Five Hermeneutical Rules (Eerdmans, 2002).