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:

Monday, August 4, 2014

4 August 1920 A.D. Roland K. Harrison Born--Revered Anglican Churchman & OT Professor of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

4 August 1920 A.D.  Roland K. Harrison Born--Revered Anglican Churchman & OT Professor  of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

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Roland Kenneth Harrison (4 August 1920 - May 2 1993) was an Old Testament scholar. He was a Professor of OT at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. Notably, he worked with double-doctored men: Merrill Unger, Eugene Merrill and Bruce Watke.

Harrison studied at the University of London (B.D., 1943; M.Th., 1947, Ph.D., 1952) and taught at Clifton College, Bristol from 1947 to 1949, before his appointment as Hellmuth Professor of Old Testament Studies at Huron College, University of Western Ontario. In 1960 he became Professor of Old Testament Studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, where he stayed until his retirement in 1986.[1]

Harrison is best known for his Introduction to the Old Testament (1969) but wrote many other books, including commentaries on Leviticus, Jeremiah and Lamentations. He was on the Executive Review Committee of the New King James Version and translated several of the Minor Prophets in the New International Version. Together with Merrill Unger, he edited The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary.

In 1988, a Festschrift was published in his honour, Israel's apostasy and restoration: essays in honor of Roland K Harrison (ISBN 0801038308). Edited by Avraham Gileadi, it included contributions by Clarence Hassell Bullock, Eugene Merrill and Bruce Waltke.

Harrison married Kathleen Beattie in 1945, and they had three children.

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