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Ernest Dewitt Burton

theologian

Ernest Dewitt Burton, American theologian.

Background

Burton, Ernest Dewitt was born on February 4, 1856 in Granville, Ohio, United States. Son of Nathan Smith and Sarah J. (Fairfield) Burton.

Education

Brother of Henry Fairfield B. Bachelor of Arts, Denison U., 1876. Graduate Rochester Theological Seminary, 1882.

Student of University of Leipzig, 1887, University of Berlin, 1894. (Doctor of Divinity, Denison University, 1897, Oberlin, 1912, Harvard, 1920).

Career

Taught in academy and Public school, 1876-1879. Instructor New Testament Greek, Rochester Theological Seminary, 1882-1883. Associate professor New Testament interpretation, 1883-1886, professor, 1886-1892, Newton Theological Institution.

Professor and head of department New Testament literature and interpretation, University of Chicago, since 1892. Associate editor, 1892-1906, 1913-1920, editor-in-chief, 1906-1913, Biblical World. Managing editor American Journal of Theology, 1907-1915.

Chairman China Ednl. Commission, since 1921. Oriental educational commissioner, University of Chicago, 1908-1909. Director U. Libraries, University of Chicago, since 1910.

President, University of Chicago, since 1923. Author: Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek, 1893. Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study (with the late W. A. Stevens), 1894, 1904.

Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age, 1895. Handbook of the Life of Paul, 1899. Constructive Studies in the Life of Christ (with Shailer Mathews), 1901.

Principles and Ideals of the Sunday School (with Shailer Mathews), 1903. Short Introduction to the Gospels, 1904. Studies in the Gospel of Mark, 1904.

Principles of Literary Criticism and Their Application to the Synoptic Problem, 1904. Biblical Ideas of Atonement (with J. M. P. and G. B. Smith), 1909. Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels in English (with Edgar J. Good-speed), 1917.

Spirit, Soul, and Flesh, in Greek writings from the Earliest Period to 180 A.D., 1918. Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels in Greek (with Edgar J. Goodspeed), 1920. Commentary on Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, in International Crit.

Committee, 1920; Source Book for the Study of the Teaching of Jesus, 1923. Home: Chicago, Ill.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor, 1892-1906, 1913-1920, editor-in-chief, 1906-1913, Biblical World. Managing editor American Journal of Theology, 1907-1915. Chairman China Ednl. Commission, since 1921.Oriental educational commissioner, University of Chicago, 1908-1909. Director U. Libraries, University of Chicago, since 1910. President, University of Chicago, since 1923.Author: Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek, 1893. Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study (with the late W. A. Stevens), 1894, 1904. Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age, 1895.Handbook of the Life of Paul, 1899. Constructive Studies in the Life of Christ (with Shailer Mathews), 1901. Principles and Ideals of the Sunday School (with Shailer Mathews), 1903.Short Introduction to the Gospels, 1904. Studies in the Gospel of Mark, 1904. Principles of Literary Criticism and Their Application to the Synoptic Problem, 1904.Biblical Ideas of Atonement (with J. M. P. and G. B. Smith), 1909. Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels in English (with Edgar J. Good-speed), 1917. Spirit, Soul, and Flesh, in Greek writings from the Earliest Period to 180 A.D., 1918.Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels in Greek (with Edgar J. Goodspeed), 1920. Commentary on Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, in International Crit. Committee, 1920

    • Source Book for the Study of the Teaching of Jesus, 1923.

Connections

Married Frances Mary Townson, December 28, 1883.

father:
Nathan Smith Burton

mother:
Sarah J. (Fairfield) Burton

spouse:
Frances Mary Townson