Douglas R. A. Hare

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Douglas R. A. Hare is a naturalized American professor and writer. He was born March 22, 1929, in Simcoe, Ontario. He died in May, 2015.

Douglas R. A. Hare is the author of many books, articles and essays concerned with both the Old and New testaments and the Modern Christian Church. Hare’s books are among the finest in Christian exegesis and critical Christian thought available and include "Matthew"[1] for the well known "Interpretation" series; "The Son of Man";[2] "Mark,"[3] and "Chapters in the Life of Paul." Fluent in Biblical Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, Hare has researched original Biblical Codex and manuscripts from around the world.

Hare's academic positions are numerous and include Teaching Fellow, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Director of Continuing Education; Instructor in New Testament; Assistant Professor of New Testament; Associate Professor of New Testament; Full Professor of New Testament; Installed as first incumbent of the William F. Orr Chair in New Testament, he was named William F. Orr Professor of New Testament Emeritus upon his retirement.

Hare graduated in 1951 with a B.A. from Victoria College, University of Toronto (Honors Philosophy and English); 1954 M.Div, from Emmanuel College, Victoria University, Toronto, where he was awarded the Sanford Gold Medal in Divinity, and Traveling Fellowship. Dr Hare then earned a Masters of Sacred Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York, going on to earn a Doctor of Theology (Dr. Theol.) from that institution in 1965. Dr. Hare became a citizen of the United States in 1961.

Dr. Hare lived on the Maine Coast.


  1. ^ Hare, Douglas R. A. (1993). Matthew (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching). Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN 978-0-8042-3126-8.
  2. ^ Hare, Douglas R. A. (1990). The Son of Man Tradition. Fortress Press. ISBN 978-0-8006-2448-4.
  3. ^ Hare, Douglas R. A. (1996). Mark (Westminster Bible Companion). Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN 0-664-25551-5.