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Wood, Dr Arthur Skevington
1916-1993; e.m. 1939

Born at Ashbourne (Derbys) on 21 April 1916. He trained for the ministry at Headingley College and received his doctorate at Edinburgh University for a thesis on Thomas Haweis. He travelled widely while working for the Movement for World Evangelism 1962-1970. He then joined the staff of Cliff College, becoming Principal in 1977. He was a frequent speaker at the Keswick and Southport Conventions. He gave the Drew Lectures in 1979 on Immortality and published a number of books on biblical and historical subjects, including studies of the Evangelical Revival The Inextinguishable Blaze (1960) and of John Wesley's ministry, The Burning Heart (1967). He died in Sheffield on 27 January 1993.


  • Methodist Recorder, 4 March 1993
  • WHS Proceedings, 49 p.64
  • Paul Taylor and Howard Mellor, Travelling Man: a tribute to the Life and Ministry of the Reverend Dr. Arthur Skevington Wood (Calver, 1994)

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