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Glasson, Dr Thomas Francis
1906-1998 ; e.m. 1933

WM minister, born in Derby on 8 October 1906. His father, Tom Glasson, a local preacher of whom he published an account in 1943, was of Cornish stock. He trained for the ministry at Richmond College. He was appointed NT Lecturer at New College, London in 1960, where he remained until the college closed and he retired in 1972. His main interest was in eschatology, as seen in his two major works, The Second Advent (1945) and Greek Influence in Jewish Eschatology (1961). He contributed a commentary on Revelation to the Cambridge Bible series and also wrote a study of Moses in the Fourth Gospel (1963). He died at Poole on 29 June 1998.

Sources

  • T. Francis Glasson, One Preacher's Story: Thomas Glasson 1870-1940 (1943); abbreviated version in Geoffrey Milburn and Margaret Batty (eds.), Workaday Preachers (Peterborough, 1995) pp.108-18
  • Methodist Recorder, 27 August 1998

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