Cecil John Cadoux

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Cecil John Cadoux (1883–1947) was a Christian theologian.


He was born in Smyrna (Turkey), the third son of William H. Cadoux and Emma Temple Cadoux. He was a student at Mansfield College, Oxford, where he was appointed (1914) Isherwood Fellow and Lecturer in Hebrew. He moved to the Yorkshire United Independent College at Shipley, in 1919, as professor of New Testament Criticism, Exegesis and Theology and of Christian Sociology. In 1933 he returned to Oxford as Mackennal professor of Church History and vice-principal of Mansfield College.

He was a Congregationalist.[1][2] Linked also to the Quakers, he participated to the Friends' Ambulance Unit as a conscientious objector in the First World War. He wrote many books on Christian Pacifism, including Christian Pacifism Re-examined (1940). During the Second World War Cadoux's two sons became conscientious objectors, and also served in the FAU.[3]

He married Marguerite Asplin.


  • The Early Christian Attitude To War (1919)
  • The Guidance of Jesus for Today (1920)
  • The Historic Mission of Jesus (1941)
  • Christian Pacifism Re-Examined (1940)
  • Philip of Spain and the Netherlands (1947)


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  3. ^ Elaine Kaye, C.J. Cadoux : theologist, scholar and pacifist. Edinburgh University Press, 1988. ISBN 085224603X (pp. 166-75)

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