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James Philip Hyatt

James Philip Hyatt, American educator, clergyman. Fellow Society for Religion in Higher Education; member American Oriental Society (vice president Middle West branch 1943-1944), American Academy Religion (vice president 1941), Society Biblical Literature (president Southern section 1949-1950, president 1956), British Society for O.T. Study (associate), Phi Beta Kappa.; Member Disciples of Christ (minister 1946-1972).

Background

  • Hyatt, James Philip was born on February 16, 1909 in Monticello, Arkansas, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Mami (Stanley) Hyatt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, 1929, Doctor of Laws, 1969. A.M., Brown U., 1930. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale, 1933, Doctor of Philosophy., 1938.

      Postgraduate American School of Oriental Research, Jerusalem (Two Brothers fellow of Yale), 1931-1932, U. Marburg (Germany), summer 1932. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Christian Theological Seminary, 1967. Doctor of Humane Letters, Texas Christian U., 1969.

    Career

    • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1929. Pastor Hull Memorial Baptist Church, Cheshire, Connecticut, 1932-1935. Instructor Biblical history Wellesley College, 1935-1938, assistant professor, 1938-1941.

      Associate professor O.T., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1941-1944, professor, 1944-1972, chairman graduate department religion, 1944-1964, acting dean Division School, 1956-1972, Harvie Branscomb Distinguished professor, 1969-1970. Visiting professor University of Chicago, winter 1944, Garrett Biblical Institute summer 1945, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, summer 1950, Iliff School Theology, summer 1958, Perkins School Theology, summer 1961. Ford faculty fellow Hebrew Union College, 1952.

      Member O.T. section Standard Bible Committee.

    Works

    • Author: Prophetic Religion, 1947. Introduction and Exegesis of Jeremiah, Interpreter’s Bible, volunteer V, 1956. Jeremiah: Prophet of Courage d Hope, 1958.

      The Heritage of Biblical Faith, 1964. Commentary on Exodus, 1971. Archeological editor Journal Bible and Religion, 1939-1948.

      Editor Journal Biblical Literature, 1948-1949. The Bible in Modern Scholarship, 1965. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Fellow Society for Religion in Higher Education. Member American Oriental Society (vice president Middle West branch 1943-1944), American Academy Religion (vice president 1941), Society Biblical Literature (president Southern section 1949-1950, president 1956), British Society for O.T. Study (associate), Phi Beta Kappa. Member Disciples of Christ (minister 1946-1972).

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Bard, September 12, 1932. Children: James Lee, (deceased), Charles Sidney, David Philip.
    • father: Robert Lee Hyatt
    • mother: Mami (Stanley) Hyatt
    • spouse: Elizabeth Bard
    • children: James Lee Hyatt
    • (deceased) Hyatt
    • Charles Sidney Hyatt
    • David Philip Hyatt
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    Born February 16, 1909
    Died November 6, 1972
    (aged 63)
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