Cuthbert Simpson

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The Very Reverend Cuthbert Aikman Simpson was an Anglican Dean from 1959[1] until 1969.

Born on 24 May 1892,[2] educated at the University of King's College in Nova Scotia and ordained in 1921, his first post was a curacy at St Alban's Woodside, Nova Scotia.[3] He was a Fellow and Tutor at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1954 he became a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford.[4] Five years later he became Dean of Christ Church.[5] a post he held until 1969. An eminent author,[6] he died on 30 June 1969.[7]

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  1. ^ "The Deans", Beeson, T.R: London, SCM, 2004 ISBN 0-334-02987-2
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ Regius Professor of Hebrew The Times Monday, Dec 14, 1953; p. 10; Issue 52804; col B
  5. ^ Dean of Christ Church Canon C. A. Simpson Appointed The Times Tuesday, May 12, 1959; pg. 12; Issue 54458; col D
  6. ^ Amongst others he wrote "Revelation and Response in the Old Testament", 1947; "Jeremiah, The Prophet of 'My People'", 1947; "The Early Traditions of Israel", 1948; and "The Composition of the Book of Judges", 1958; British Library web site accessed 19:11 GMT Wednesday 19th May, 2010
  7. ^ Dr C. A. Simpson Dean of Christ Church The Times Tuesday, Jul 01, 1969; pg. 10; Issue 57600; col G
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Lowe
Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
1959– 1969
Succeeded by
Henry Chadwick