James E. Davey

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The Very Reverend James Ernest Davey (1890–1960) was a Northern Irish Presbyterian minister, historian and theologian who was acquitted on charges of heresy in 1927 and elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1953.

Education[edit]

Davey was born on 24 June 1890 in Ballymena, Co. Antrim, the eldest child of the Rev Charles Davey, a Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Margaret. When Ernest was one the family moved to Belfast. He attended both Methodist College Belfast and Campbell College before graduating in 1912 from King's College, Cambridge.[1]

Theologian and Historian[edit]

From 1917 until his death in 1960 he was on the staff of the Presbyterian college, in Belfast, variously occupying the four chairs of church history; biblical literature and Hellenistic Greek; Hebrew and Old Testament; and New Testament language, literature, and theology.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froggat, Richard. "Rev Ernest Davey (1890 - 1960): Theologian; ecclesiastical historian". The Dictionary of Ulster Biography. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
Academic offices
Preceded by
James Heron
Professor of Church History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
1917-1922
Succeeded by
Francis J Paul
Preceded by
Matthew Leitch
as Professor of Biblical Criticism
Professor of Biblical Literature and Hellenistic Greek of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
1922-30
Succeeded by
David Smith
as Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Homiletics
Preceded by
Thomas Walker
as Professor of Hebrew
Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
1930-33
Succeeded by
Hugh Alexander Irvine
as Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature and Theology
Preceded by
David Smith
as Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Homiletics
Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
1933-1960
Succeeded by
Edward Augustine Russell
as Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology
Preceded by
Francis James Paul
Principal of Assembly's College, Belfast
1942-1960
Succeeded by
James Loughridge Mitchell Haire
Presbyterian Church titles
Preceded by
John Knox Leslie McKean (1952)
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland
1953
Succeeded by
John Knowles (1954)