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educator , Minister , theologian

Brian Albert Gerrish, British theologian, educator, retired minister. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1957. American Association Theological Schools faculty fellow, 1961; Guggenheim fellow, 1970; National Endowment Humanities fellow, 1980. Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences; member American Society Church History (president 1979), American Theological Society (Midwest division president 1973-1974).

Background

Gerrish, Brian Albert was born on August 14, 1931 in London. Son of Albert and Doris (King) Gerrish.

Education

Bachelor, Queens' College, Cambridge, England, 1952. Master of Arts, Queens' College, Cambridge, England, 1956. Certified, Westminister College, Cambridge, 1955.

School of Theology and Ministry, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1958. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, University St. Andrews, Scotland, 1984.

Career

Assistant pastor, West End Presbyterian Church, New York City, 1956-1958;tutor philosophy of religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1957-1958;instructor church history, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1958-1959;assistant professor, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1959-1963;associate professor, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1963-1965;associate professor history theology, University of Chicago, 1965-1968;professor, University of Chicago, 1968-1985;John Nuveen professor, University of Chicago, 1985-1996;John Nuveen professor emeritus, University of Chicago, since 1996. Distinguished Svc. professor theology Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, since 1996. Cunningham lecturer U. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1990.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1957.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Member American Academy Religion, American Society.Church History (president 1979), Ernst-Troeltsch-Gesellschaft, American Theological Society (Midwest division president 1973-1974).

Connections

Children from previous marriage: Carolyn, Paul. Married Dawn Ann De Vries, August 3, 1990. 1 child, Heather.

father:
Albert Gerrish

mother:
Doris (King) Gerrish

spouse:
Dawn Ann De Vries

child:
Heather Gerrish