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Samuel George Frederick Brandon

Samuel George Frederick Brandon, British educator. Member International Association for History of Religions (British representative.


  • Brandon, Samuel George Frederick was born on October 2, 1907 in Portsmouth, England. Son of Samuel James and Lilian (Aldridge) Brandon.

  • Education

    • Student College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, Yorks, England, 1927-1932. Master of Arts, University Leeds, 1937, Doctor of Divinity, 1943. Master of Arts, Manchester U.


    • Anglican orders, Diocese of Exeter, 1932-1939. With Royal Army Chaplains Department, 1939-1951. Professor comparative religion Manchester U., from 1951, pro-vice chancellor, from 1967.

      Named Honorary Chaplain of Forces.


    • Author: The Fall of Jerusalem and the Christian Church, 1951. Time and Mankind, 1951. Man and his Destiny in the Great Religions, 1962.

      Creation Legends of the Ancient Near East, 1963. History, Time and Deity, 1965. Jesus and the Zealots, 1967.

      The Judgment of the Dead, 1967. The Trial of Jesus of Nazareth, 1968. Religion in Ancient History, 1969.

      Editor, contributor Ancient Empires, 1969. Editor, chief contributor Dictionary of Comparative Religion, 1970.


    Member International Association for History of Religions (British representative.


    • Married Ivy Ada Miles, September 29, 1934. Children: Mark Miles (deceased), David Lawton.
    • father: Samuel James Brandon
    • mother: Lilian (Aldridge) Brandon
    • spouse: Ivy Ada Miles
    • children: Mark Miles Brandon (deceased)
    • David Lawton Brandon
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    Born October 2, 1907