William Hugh Clifford Frend

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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]

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
  • Italy
  • 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]

Family[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]

  1. ^ "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" 
  2. ^ "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" 
  3. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Volume 80, 2000 work=sal.org.uk". 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Günter P Gehring" 
  4. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "1986" 
  5. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Volume 82, 2002". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Nancy Gauthier" 
  6. ^ "Society of Antiquaries of London – Salon 87 – 25 April 2004". sal.org.uk. 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. "Samuel Turner" 

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