W. H. C. Frend

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William Hugh Clifford Frend FSA FRSE FRHistS FBA (11 January 1916 – 1 August 2005) was an English ecclesiastical historian, archaeologist, and Anglican priest.


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
Spouse(s)
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

Academic careerEdit

Military careerEdit

  • 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

MinistryEdit

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 recognitionEdit

FamilyEdit

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 worksEdit

  • 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]Edit

  • 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. StevensonEdit

  • 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Past Presidents - Ecclesiastical History Society
  2. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Volume 83, 2003". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 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 3 June 2011. Charles Thomas
  4. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Volume 80, 2000". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. Günter P Gehring
  5. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 1986
  6. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Volume 82, 2002". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. Nancy Gauthier
  7. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Salon 87 – 25 April 2004". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 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