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Eugene Simpson Tanner

clergyman , educator

Eugene Simpson Tanner, American clergyman, educator. Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis. National Association Biblical Instrs., American Association University professors, American Oriental Society, Archaeological Institute of America, American Schools of Oriental Research.

Background

Tanner, Eugene Simpson was born on January 13, 1907 in Union Star, Missouri, United States. Son of John Bradley and Harriet Louise (Simpson) Tanner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Midland College, Fremont, Nebraska, 1929. Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934. Bachelor of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1932, New Testament fellow 1932-1933.

Student Union Theological Seminary, summer 1940, Columbia, summer 1940. Student University of Edinburgh, 1957-1958.

Career

Instructor in religion Wesley College, North Dakota, 1934-1937. Assistant professor religion University of Tulsa, 1937-1939, associate professor, 1939-1943, professor, 1943-1953. Professor of religion and head of department of religion College of Wooster (Ohio) 1953-1967, professor religion, 1967-1970.

Ordained to ministry of Presbyterian Church, 1932.

Works

  • Author: Types of Religious Experience Reflected in the Christian Liturgy of the First Century, 1937. The Nazi Christ, 1942. Edinburgh Year, 1962.

    A Night in Ephesus. Contributor to Journal of Bible and Religion, Journal of Biblical Literature, Westminster Adult Bible Class, Social Progress, Books Abroad, Presbyterian Tribune, Presbyterian Outlook. Contributor reviews of books to learned journals in 6 langs., also to philosophical abstracts.

Membership

Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis. National Association Biblical Instrs., American Association University professors, American Oriental Society, Archaeological Institute of America, American Schools of Oriental Research.

Connections

Married to Ada Charlotte Thomas, June 20, 1935. Children: Joan Elizabeth, Jane Ellen, John Edward, Julia Eleanor.

father:
John Bradley Tanner

mother:
Harriet Louise (Simpson) Tanner

spouse:
to Ada Charlotte Thomas

children:
Joan Elizabeth Tanner

Jane Ellen Tanner

John Edward Tanner

Julia Eleanor Tanner