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Clergyman

Joseph Cullen Ayer, American clergyman. Member American Church Historical Society, Oriental.

Background

Ayer, Joseph Cullen was born on January 7, 1866 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph Cullen and Caroline Eliza (Roberts) Ayer.

Education

Educated Harvard, Berlin, Halle and Leipzig. Bachelor of Divinity, Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1887. Fellow Johns Hopkins, 1899-1900.

A.M., Doctor of Philosophy., Leipzig, 1893. Honorary S.T.D., University of the South, 1917. Doctor of Divinity from Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1931.

Doctor of Civil Law, Divinity School of P.E. Church, Philadelphia.

Career

Deacon, 1887, priest, 1890, Protestant Episcopal Church. Assistant Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1887. Rector S. Groveland, Massachusetts, 1888-1890, Keene, N.H., 1893-1895, Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1895-1899.

Lecturer on canon law. Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1901-1905. Professor ecclesiastical history, P.E. Division School, Philadelphia, 1905-1936.

Lecturer on History of Religions, University of Pennsylvania, 1927-1936. Rector St. Philip’s Church, Philadelphia, 1929-1936.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: The World’s Orators (G. C. Lee, Editor-in-chief), volunteer 2, volunteer 3 (collaboration), and volunteer 4, 1900. Author: Die Ethik Joseph Butlers, 1893. The Rise and Development of Christian Architecture, 1902.A Source Book for Ancient Church History, 1913. Also articles in reviews on canon law, music and painting.

Membership

Member American Church Historical Society, Oriental.

Connections

Married Cora Julia Whittaker, January 11, 1894. Children: Caroline Elizabeth, Richard Gordon Lawrence.

father:
Joseph Cullen Ayer

mother:
Caroline Eliza (Roberts) Ayer

spouse:
Cora Julia Whittaker

child:
Caroline Elizabeth Ayer

child:
Richard Gordon Lawrence Ayer