John A.T. Robinson

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1919 – 1983

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Who was John A.T. Robinson?

John Arthur Thomas Robinson was an English New Testament scholar, author and the Anglican Bishop of Woolwich.

He was a lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge, and later Dean of Trinity College until his death in 1983 from cancer. Robinson was considered a major force in shaping liberal Christian theology. Along with Harvard theologian Harvey Cox, he spearheaded the field of secular theology and, like William Barclay, he was a believer in universal salvation.

His book Honest to God caused controversy, as it called on Christians to view God as the "Ground of Being" rather than as a supernatural being "out there." In his later books, he championed early dates and apostolic authorship for the gospels, largely without success.

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Born
1919
Canterbury
Also known as
  • Bishop of Woolwich
  • John Robinson
  • John Arthur Thomas Robinson
  • John A. T. Robinson
Religion
  • Anglicanism
  • Christianity
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Marlborough College
  • Jesus College, Cambridge
  • Westcott House, Cambridge
Died
Dec 5, 1983
Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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