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Leslie Dixon Weatherhead

(1893—1976) Methodist minister


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Leslie Weatherhead was born in Harlesdon, North London on 14 October 1893 and died in Bexhill, Sussex on 3 January 1976. Educated at the Alderman Newton School, Leicester, he trained for the Methodist ministry at Richmond College, London. He later gained an MA (Manchester) and a PhD (London), and was awarded an honorary DD by Edinburgh University. Ordained in 1916, after a brief pastorate in Farnham, he was sent to the Georgetown Church in Madras. From 1917 to 1919 he served in the Indian Army in Mesopotamia, first as a Political Liaison Officer with the Arabs and then as chaplain to the Devonshire Regiment. He returned to India until 1922, when he was appointed to a church in Manchester. In 1925 he went to the Brunswick Church in Leeds, where he gained an international reputation as a popular and controversial preacher, writer and broadcaster. From 1936 to 1960 he was minister of the Congregational City Temple Church in London. There he established his Psychological Clinic, which bought together the insights of medicine, psychology and theology.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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