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William Hugh Clifford Frend (11 January 1916 – 1 August 2005) was an English ecclesiastical historian, archaeologist and Anglican priest.
Academic career [ edit ]
Haileybury College (scholar)
Keble College, Oxford (scholar, BA First class in Modern History 1937, MA 1951, DPhil with thesis on Donatists 1940, DD 1966) Craven Scholarship to study in Berlin (with Hans Lietzmann) and North Africa
Research fellowship at
University of Nottingham Associate Director, Egypt Exploration Society, Q'asr Ibrim, Nubia 1963–64
Bye Fellow of
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BD 1964) Fellow and
University lecturer in Divinity. During this time the Prince of Wales, then reading archaeology and anthropology at Trinity, was one of his students.
Professor of Ecclesiastical History, and Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, in the University of Glasgow 1969–84 (Emeritus 1984–2005) Chairman,
Association of University Teachers 1976–78 Frend once stood for local government as
Liberal Party candidate in Cambridge In the 1980s he worked at Carthage with a team from the
University of Michigan In retirement was again elected Bye Fellow of
Caius and in his last years wrote a new book about the early life of Augustine
Military career [ edit ]
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
Commissioned officer, Queen's Royal Regiment 1947–67
Ministry [ edit ]
Frend inclined towards the
Low Church tradition. He was a sometimes reluctant liberal who cautiously supported the ordination of women but criticised Bishop Jenkins of Durham over his non-traditional ideas about Christmas. He was considered a good and humble pastor and an enlightening, if theologically uncoventional, preacher.
Public recognition [ edit ]
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 works [ edit ]
The Donatist Church (1952)
Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church (1965)
The Rise of the Monophysite Movement (1972)
The Rise of Christianity (1984)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "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"
^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Harold McCartet Taylor, C.B.E., T.D., M.A., MSc, PhD". sal.org.uk. 2011 . Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Charles Thomas"
^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Volume 80, 2000 work=sal.org.uk". 2011 . Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Günter P Gehring"
^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle". sal.org.uk. 2011 . Retrieved 3 June 2011. "1986"
^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Volume 82, 2002". sal.org.uk. 2011 . Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Nancy Gauthier"
^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Salon 87 – 25 April 2004". sal.org.uk. 2011 . Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Samuel Turner"
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