Francis Nigel Lee
|Francis Nigel Lee|
5 December 1934|
|Died||23 December 2011(aged 77)|
|Occupation||Professor, minister, writer|
Francis Nigel Lee (5 December 1934 – 23 December 2011) was a Christian theologian. Lee was particularly known for the large number of academic degrees he earned from a variety of institutions. He obtained BA, LL.B. and MA degrees from the University of Cape Town, L.Th., BD, M.Th. and Th.D degrees from the University of Stellenbosch, and PhD from Orange Free State University, and several other doctorates from unaccredited institutions, including D.Min., S.T.D. and D.Hum. degrees from Whitefield Theological Seminary.
Lee was born in Westmorland in the UK, but emigrated as a child to South Africa, where he became a minister. Lee moved to the USA, where he served as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, as Professor of Philosophy at Shelton College, New Jersey and as Academic Dean of Graham Bible College in Bristol, Tennessee. Lee then moved to Australia, where he served as Professor at the Presbyterian Church of Queensland Theological Hall.
Stuart Piggin notes that Lee "exuberantly led the resurgence of Reformed theology among Queensland Presbyterians."
Lee was a firm advocate of the historicist method of interpretation in Christian eschatology.