Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis

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The Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis is a professorship or chair in the Department of Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester, England. Formerly in the Faculty of Theology, the chair resides now in the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures. It was established in 1904 as one of two chairs endowed by Enriqueta Rylands in that Faculty which was founded in that year.[1] George J. Brooke was the most recent Rylands Professor, occupying the chair from 1997 to January 2016. [2]

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  1. ^ *Farnie, D. A. (1989). "Enriqueta Augustina Rylands, 1843–1908, Founder of the John Rylands Library". Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester. 71 (2): 3–38. ; p. 35
  2. ^ George Brooke, research profile; University of Manchester (The)