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Earle Bennett Cross

Clergyman , educator

Earle Bennett Cross, Burmese clergyman, educator. Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, American Institute Archeology, Oriental Society, National Association of Teachers of Speech, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Cross, Earle Bennett was born on November 27, 1883 in Rangoon, Burma, Asia. Son of Benjamin Putnam and Susane Agnes (Brock) Cross.

Education

Graduate Classical High School, Providence, Rhode Island, 1901. Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1905, Master of Arts, 1907, Doctor of Philosophy., 1909. Bachelor of Divinity, Newton Theological Institution, 1910.

Career

Florence. ordained Baptist ministry, 1910. Pastor successively Meshanticut Park, Lime Rock and Crompton, Rhode Island, until 1910, Central Avenue Church, Dover, N.H., 1910-1915. Acting associate professor Biblical literature Brown U., 1912-1913.

Instructor O.T., Newton Theological Institution, 1913-1914. Pastor First Church New Britain, Connecticut, 1916-1918. Secretary National Committee Northern Baptist Laymen.

January-August, 1919. Secretary statistical department Inter-Church World Movement. 1919-1920; secretary Boys’ Work Division International Committee Young Men’s Christian Association, 1920-1921.

Assistant secretary American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1921-1923. Hoyt professor Hebrew language and literature, Rochester Theological Seminary, 1923-1928. Hoyt professor Old Testament interpretation, Colgate-Rochester Division School, since 1928.

Works

  • Other Work

    • The Hebrew Family—A Study in Sociology, 1927. Proverbs, in Abingdon Bible Commentary, 1929. Modern Worship and the Psalter, 1932.The Ideal of a Home, 1934.

Membership

Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, American Institute Archeology, Oriental Society, National Association of Teachers of Speech, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Beatrice Irving Bodwell, September 1, 1910.

father:
Benjamin Putnam Cross

mother:
Susane Agnes (Brock) Cross

spouse:
Beatrice Irving Bodwell