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William Sanday

(1843—1920) biblical scholar


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(1843–1920), English NT scholar. He was educated at Repton and at Balliol and Corpus Christi Colleges, Oxford. In 1876 he was appointed principal of Hatfield Hall, Durham, and in 1882 recalled to Oxford as Dean Ireland's professor of exegesis, where he remained for the rest of his life. From 1895 to 1919 he was Lady Margaret professor of divinity. His influence went far to winning Anglican clergy to the acceptance of modern methods of NT study. Though his long-projected Life of Christ was never achieved, the plan bore fruit in a large number of books conceived as subsidiary studies. He is now known mainly for his Commentary on Romans (1895, in conjunction with A. C. Headlam) and his Christologies, Ancient and Modern (1910).

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Christianity.



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