F. C. Grant

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F. C. Grant
Frederick Clifton Grant

(1891-02-02)February 2, 1891
DiedJuly 11, 1974(1974-07-11) (aged 83)
Ecclesiastical career
ReligionChristianity (Anglican)
ChurchEpiscopal Church (United States)
  • 1912 (deacon)[1]
  • 1913 (priest)[1]
Academic background
Alma materGeneral Theological Seminary
Academic work
InfluencedSamuel Ifor Enoch

Frederick Clifton Grant (1891–1974) was an American New Testament scholar. Grant was born on February 2, 1891, in Beloit, Wisconsin.[1][2] He was professor of biblical theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Grant studied at Western Theological Seminary. In 1951, a Festschrift was published in his honor. The Joy of Study: Papers on New Testament and Related Subjects Presented to Honor Frederick Clifton Grant included contributions from Henry Cadbury, Philip Carrington, and Robert M. Grant.

Grant argued for a form of the multi-source hypothesis in relation to the synoptic problem. He argued in his 1957 work, The Gospels, Their Origin and Their Growth, that Matthew, Mark, and Luke all draw from the same collection of myths, legends, miracle tales, paradigms, and apothegms.[3]

Grant's view that the author of the Gospel of John was "part of a group of early Christian gnostic-mystics" has since been discredited.[4]

Grant died on July 11, 1974.[2][5]



  1. ^ a b c Armentrout & Slocum 2000, p. 225.
  2. ^ a b "Dr. F. C. Grant, 83, Theologian, Dies". The New York Times. July 13, 1974. p. 26. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Foster 1995, p. 92.
  4. ^ Jeffrey 1996, p. 53.
  5. ^ Armentrout & Slocum 2000, pp. 225–226.


Armentrout, Don S.; Slocum, Robert Boak, eds. (2000). "Grant, Frederick Clifton". An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church. New York: Church Publishing. pp. 225–226. ISBN 978-0-89869-701-8. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
Foster, R. C. (1995) [1971]. Studies in the Life of Christ. Joplin, Missouri: College Press Publishing Company (published 2000). ISBN 978-0-89900-644-4.
Jeffrey, David Lyle (1996). People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-8028-4177-3.

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