Alan Richardson was born on 17 October 1905 and died in York on 23 February 1975. He read philosophy at Liverpool University (MA) and theology at Oxford (DD). He taught theology at Oxford and Durham, and as Professor of Christian Theology in the University of Nottingham (1953–64). He then became Dean of York. In 1973 he was made a KBE (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire). He was one of the most significant and widely respected Anglican theologians of his day. Probably three distinctive features mark his work.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.