Leonard Hodgson was born in London on 24 October 1889 and died in Leamington Spa on 15 July 1969. He was educated at St Paul's School, London and Hertford College, Oxford, where he read both classics and theology. He was ordained into the Anglican ministry in 1913 and became Vice-Principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford in 1914. In 1919 he became Dean of Divinity at Magdalen College, Oxford and in 1925 Professor of Christian Apologetics at General Theological Seminary, New York. He was a canon of Winchester Cathedral from 1931 to 1938, when he was elected Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. In 1944 he succeeded Oliver Chase Quick (who had been a significant influence on the development of his own thought) as Regius Professor of Divinity until his retirement in 1958.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.