George Arthur Buttrick

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George Arthur Buttrick
Dr. George Arthur Buttrick about 1922.jpg
Born March 23, 1892
Seaham Harbour, England
Died January 23, 1980[1]
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Nationality English
Education Victoria University of Manchester
Occupation Christian pastor
Christian author
Academic lecturer

George Arthur Buttrick (March 23, 1892 – January 23, 1980) was an English-born, American-based Christian preacher, author and lecturer.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Buttrick was born in Seaham Harbour, England on March 23, 1892.[4] He attended the Victoria University of Manchester and later emigrated to the United States.[4]

Career[edit]

Buttrick served as a pastor in Quincy, Illinois, Rutland, Vermont, Buffalo, New York, and in 1927 he succeeded Henry Sloane Coffin as minister of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.[4]

Buttrick gave a lecture series at Yale University. From 1955 to 1960 he was Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Preacher to the University at Harvard University.[4] He was then a guest professor at the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and went on to teach at Garrett–Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.[4] He later taught at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.[4]

Death and legacy[edit]

Buttrick died in 1980.[4] His son, David G. Buttrick (1927–2017), was a Presbyterian minister who later joined the United Church of Christ and became the Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Parables of Jesus (1928)
  • Jesus Came Preaching: Christian Preaching in the New Age (1931)
  • Christian Fact and Modern Doubt (1934)
  • Prayer (1942)
  • Christ and Man's Dilemma (1946)
  • So We Believe, So We Pray (1951)
  • Faith and Education (1952)
  • Sermons Preached in a University Church (1959)
  • Biblical Thought and the Secular University (1960)
  • Christ and History (1963)
  • God, Pain, and Evil (1966)
  • The Beatitudes, A Contemporary Meditation (1968)
  • The Power of Prayer Today (1970)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Arthur Buttrick, 87, Dies; Presbyterian Pastor and Scholar". The New York Times. January 24, 1980. Retrieved April 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ Theodore Alexander Gill, To God be the glory: sermons in honor of George Arthur Buttrick, Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1973, p. 11 [1]
  3. ^ Charles F. Kemp, Life-situation preaching, Bloomington, Minnesota: Bethany Press, 1956, p. 184 [2]
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h T. A. Prickett, The Story of Preaching, Bloomington, Indiana: AuthorHouse, 2011, pp. 80-81 [3]
  5. ^ "David G. Buttrick". The Tennessean. April 26, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.