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Clogg, Dr Frank Bertram
1884-1955; e.m. 1908

Born in Birmingham on 16 May 1884, the son of the Rev. William H. Clogg (e.m. 1865; d. 1912), he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Richmond College. After three years as Assistant Tutor at the latter, he was in circuit until returning to Richmond College in 1920 as Tutor in NT Language and Literature. He remained there until his retirement, becoming Principal in 1951. He was also a Professor at London University from 1937. Best known for his textbook, An Introduction to the NT (1937), a mark of his primary interest in teaching, he also wrote The Christian Character in the Early Church (1944). He died on 4 June 1955.

Quotations

'The thoroughness of his New Testament criticism and exegesis, in which his authority has grown steadily within recent years, was remarkable, and his care for the devotional and spiritual realities therein a great challenge. It was sometimes difficult to discern his own views in the care with which he summarized those of others, though sometimes they peeped out, as when, having given a masterly summary on various "symbolical" treatments of the phrase, "She left her waterpot", in the story of the Samaritan woman (John iv.28), he ended his note with the comment (and any Richmond man can imagine the quiet and careful tone): "It is possible, of course, that the words mean that she left her waterpot!" '

Frank H. Cumbers (ed.), Richmond College 1843-1943 (1944), p.120

Sources

  • Methodist Recorder, 16 June 1955

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