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William Hugh Clifford Frend


W. H. C. Frend

Born
William Hugh Clifford Frend

(1916-01-11)11 January 1916
Shottermill, England
Died1 August 2005(2005-08-01) (aged 89)
Political partyLiberal
Mary Frend
(m. 1951; died 2002)
Ecclesiastical career
ReligionChristianity (Anglican)
Church
Ordained
  • 1982 (deacon)
  • 1983 (priest)
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
DisciplineHistory
Sub-disciplineEcclesiastical history
Institutions
InfluencedPeter Brown
Military career
ServiceBritish Army
UnitQueen's Royal Regiment

William Hugh Clifford Frend (11 January 1916 - 1 August 2005) was an English ecclesiastical historian, archaeologist, and Anglican priest.

Academic career

Military career

  • Assistant Principal, War Office 1940
  • Seconded to Cabinet Office and served on Committees for Allied Supplies and the Free French
  • Liaison officer, Psychological Warfare Branch, Tunis
  • Service in Austria for 18 months
  • Italy
  • Commissioned officer, Queen's Royal Regiment 1947-67

Ministry

Frend inclined towards the low church tradition. He was a sometimes reluctant liberal who cautiously supported the ordination of women but criticised Bishop David Jenkins of Durham over his non-traditional ideas about Christmas. He was considered a good and humble pastor and an enlightening, if theologically unconventional, preacher.

Public recognition

Family

Frend was married to Mary Grace (née Crook; 1951-2002). They had one son, Simon, and one daughter, Sally. His father was a priest of high church persuasion.

Major works

  • The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa (1952)
  • Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church (1965)
  • The Rise of the Monophysite Movement (1972)
  • The Rise of Christianity (1984)

Works and publications[8]

  • The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa, 1952
  • Early Church, 1964
  • Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church, 1965
  • Saints & Sinners in the Early Church: Differing & Conflicting Traditions in the First Six Centuries, 1970
  • The Rise of the Monophysite Movement, 1972
  • Religion, Popular and Unpopular in the Early Christian Centuries, 1976
  • Town and Country in the Early Christian Centuries, 1980
  • The Rise of Christianity, 1984
  • Archaeology and History in the Study of Early Christianity, 1988
  • The Archaeology of Early Christianity: A History, 1996
  • Orthodoxy, Paganism and Dissent in the Early Christian Centuries, 2002
  • From Dogma to History: How Our Understanding of the Early Church Developed, 2003

Works co-authored with J. Stevenson

  • A New Eusebius: Documents Illustrating the History of the Church to AD 337
    J. Stevenson (Editor of the 1957 First Edition), William H. C. Frend (Co-Revisor for the 1987 Second Edition)
  • Creeds, Councils and Controversies: Documents Illustrating the History of the Church, AD 337-461
    J. Stevenson (Editor of the 1966 First Edition), William H. C. Frend (Co-Revisor for the 1989 Second Edition)

See also

References

  1. ^ Past Presidents - Ecclesiastical History Society
  2. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 83, 2003". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 2011. archaeology, history and topography of the early Christian Church
  3. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - Harold McCarter Taylor, C.B.E., T.D., M.A., MSc, PhD". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 2011. Charles Thomas
  4. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 80, 2000". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 2011. Günter P Gehring
  5. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 2011. 1986
  6. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - Volume 82, 2002". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 2011. Nancy Gauthier
  7. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London - Salon 87 - 25 April 2004". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 2011. Samuel Turner
  8. ^ "Books by William H.C. Frend".

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Academic offices
Preceded by
John Foster
Professor of Ecclesiastical History
at the University of Glasgow

1969-1984
Succeeded by
Ian Hazlett
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
W. R. Ward
President of the Ecclesiastical History Society
1971-1972
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Nuttall

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