John Bernard (bishop)

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The Right Reverend John Henry Bernard, PC, DD (27 July 1860 – 29 August 1927), was an Irish Anglican clergyman.

Biography[edit]

Bernard was born in Raniganj, India. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, in 1884, and was a member of the council of the university, where he held the office of King´s Lecturer of Divinity from 1888 to 1902.[1]

He was appointed treasurer of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, by the Dean Henry Jellett in 1897. On Jellett´s death, in December 1901, Bernard became a favorite to succeed him as Dean, a position to which he was elected by the chapter of the cathedral 6 February 1902.[1] He served as such until 1911, when he was appointed Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin. In 1915 he was appointed Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, serving until 1919.

A prolific scholar, in many fields, including Church history, theology and philosophy, he was the president of the Royal Irish Academy from 1916 to 1921 and Provost of Trinity College, Dublin from 1919 to 1927. He was a member of the Board of National Education in Ireland He was regarded as an unrepentant Unionist, representing their interests as a delegate to the 1917–18 Irish Convention.

Bernard married his cousin Maude Nannie Bernard in 1885; they had two sons and two daughters (Parker (2005): 73).

Selected works[edit]

  • Butler, Joseph (1900). J.H. Bernard (ed.), ed. The works of Bishop Butler; a new edition with introduction and notes by J. H. Bernard. London: Macmillan & Co. 
  • Kant, Immanuel (1914). J.H. Bernard (ed.), ed. Kant's Critique of judgement / translated with introduction and notes by J.H. Bernard (2nd ed, rev. ed.). London: Macmillan & Co. xlviii, 429 p. 
  • Bernard, John Henry (1920). Dogma and criticism. London: Longmans, Green, & Co. p. 38 p. 
  • Bernard, John Henry (1924). The cathedral church of Saint Patrick : a history & description of the building, with a short account of the deans. London: G. Bell. xii, 88 p. 
  • Bernard, John Henry (1928). A.H. McNeile (ed.), ed. A critical and exegetical commentary on the Gospel according to St. John. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. xii, 88 p. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ecclesiastical intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 7 February 1902. (36685), p. 8.
  • Parker, Sarah (2005). Grace & Favour: The Hampton Court Palace Community 1750–1950. Hampton Court Palace: Historic Royal Palaces. 

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Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Henry Jellett
Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
1902–1911
Succeeded by
Charles Thomas Ovenden
Preceded by
Charles Frederick D'Arcy
Bishop of Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin
1911–1915
Succeeded by
John Allen Fitzgerald Gregg
Preceded by
Joseph Ferguson Peacocke
Archbishop of Dublin
1915–1919
Succeeded by
Charles Frederick D'Arcy
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Pentland Mahaffy
Provost of Trinity College, Dublin
1919–1927
Succeeded by
Edward John Gwynn