Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2 July 1902 A.D. Mr. (Rev. Dr. Prof.) Everett F. Harrison Born—Presbyterian New Testament Scholar

2 July 1902 A.D.  Mr. (Rev. Dr. Prof.) Everett F. Harrison Born—Presbyterian New Testament Scholar

Harrison, Everett F. Introduction to the New Testament.  Grand Rapids, MI:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1974.  A 1990-edition is available at:

After twenty-five years of teaching seminary as a “double doctor,” this 507-page introduction was motivated by watching his student “grow weary of taking notes diligently from day to day in the classroom” (Preface).  Can’t go to seminary?  Here is one workable and serviceable volume.

Very little is available on Mr. (Rev. Dr. Prof.) Harrison’s life.  He was double-doctored. We have two notes.

EVERETT F. HARRISON (B.A., University of Washington; M.A., Princeton University; Th.B., Princeton Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania), has served as a missionary in China and as a Presbyterian minister in Pennsylvania, though most of his work was in the classroom. He taught both at Dallas Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is author of numerous books and commentaries including Colossians (Everyman's Bible Commentary), Interpreting Acts: The Expanding Church, and Romans (Expositor's Bible Commentary).

A second source offers the following.

Charter Members Of Fuller Theological Seminary 

Everett F. Harrison—Born July 2, 1902 he was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1927. From 1928-1930 he was an instructor in Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Tex. He continued there as professor of New Testament from  1928-30, 1932-35, 1936-40, 1944-47 He became pastor of Third Presbyterian Church, Chester, Pa. from 1940-44 and was a professor of New Testament from 1947 forward at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif.

A writer of Sunday school lesson materials for the American Sunday School Union for twenty-five years, he was also Editor-in Chief- for the Wycliffe Bible Commentary and the author of numerous other books, including, editor of Baker's Dictionary of Theology along with Geoffrey W. Bromiley, and Carl F.H. Henry. Harrison was competent in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, German, Latin, and French.

The Gale Group Biography  < > lists the following information. "Education: University of Washington, Seattle, B.A., 1923; Princeton University, A.M., 1927; Princeton Theological Seminary, Th.B., 1927; Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.D., 1938; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1950. 

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