Bernard Iddings Bell

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Bernard Iddings Bell (October 13, 1886 – September 5, 1958) was an American Christian author, Episcopal priest, and conservative cultural commentator. His writings and homilies on post-war society were acclaimed both in the United States and in Canada, receiving praise from intellectuals such as Albert Jay Nock, T. S. Eliot, and Russell Kirk.

Bell was born in Dayton, Ohio.[1] After studies at the University of Chicago,[1] he was ordained to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church USA. He served as dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin from 1912 to 1919 and as warden of Bard College from 1919 to 1933. He died in Chicago.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Dr. Bernard Bell Is Key Speaker for Inauguration". The Franklin Evening Star. April 28, 1950. p. 1. Retrieved August 2, 2016 – via open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Episcopalian Author Dies Friday at Chicago". Freeport Journal-Standard. September 6, 1958. p. 3. Retrieved August 1, 2016 – via open access publication – free to read

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