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Encyclopedia > Regius Professor of Divinity

The Regius Professorship of Divinity is one of the oldest and most prestigious of the professorships at the University of Oxford and at the University of Cambridge. The University of Oxford (often called Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... This is a list of professorships at the University of Cambridge. ...


Both chairs were founded by Henry VIII. The Cambridge chair had a stipend of £40 per year, later increased by James I with the rectory of Somersham, Cambridgeshire. For the play, see Henry VIII (play). ... James VI of Scotland/James I of England and Ireland (Charles James Stuart) (June 19, 1566 – March 27, 1625) was King of Scots, King of England, and King of Ireland and was the first to style himself King of Great Britain. ... Somersham could be Somersham, Cambridgeshire Somersham, Suffolk This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Regius Professors of Divinity at Oxford

  • Richard Smyth, DD, Fellow of Merton, and Principal of St Alban Hall (1535)
  • Peter Martyr, DD, of the University of Padua, Canon of Christ Church (1548)
  • Richard Smyth again; Canon of Christ Church (1554)
  • Joannes Fraterculus (a spaniard), BD, Divinity Reader of Magdalen College (1556)
  • Richard Smyth again (1559)
  • Lawrence Humphrey, MA, Fellow, afterwards President, of Magdalen; DD (1560)
  • Thomas Holland, DD, Fellow of Balliol; Rector of Exeter (1589)
  • Robert Abbot, DD, Master of Balliol; afterwards Bishop of Salisbury (1612)
  • John Prideaux, DD, Rector of Exeter; afterwards Bishop of Worcester (1615)
  • Robert Sanderson, DD, sometime Fellow of Lincoln (1642)
  • Robert Crosse, BD, Fellow of Lincoln (1648)
  • Joshua Hoyle, DD, Master of University (1648)
  • John Conant, DD, Rector of Exeter (1654)
  • Robert Sanderson, DD, restored; afterwards Bishop of Lincoln (1660)
  • William Creed, DD, sometime Fellow of St John's (1661)
  • Richard Allestree, DD, Canon of Christ Church (1663)
  • William Jane, DD, Canon of Christ Church (1680)
  • John Potter, DD, Fellow of Lincoln; Bishop of Oxford; afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury (1707)
  • George Rye, DD, sometime Fellow of Oriel; Archdeacon of Oxford (1737)
  • John Fanshawe, DD, Student of Christ Church, and Regius Professor of Greek (1741)
  • Edward Bentham, DD, Canon of Christ Church (1763)
  • Benjamin Wheeler, DD, Fellow of Magdalen (1776)
  • John Randolph, DD, Student of Christ Church, Professor of Poetry, and Regius Professor of Greek; Bishop of London; afterwards Bishop of Bangor, then of London (1783)
  • Charles Henry Hall, DD, Canon of Christ Church; afterwards Dean (1807)
  • William Howley, DD, Canon of Christ Church; afterwards Bishop of London, Archbishop of Canterbury (1809)
  • William Van Mildert, DD, Queen's; afterwards Bishop of Llandaff and Dean of St Paul's, Bishop of Durham (1813)
  • Frodsham Hodson, DD, Principal of Brasenose (1820)
  • Charles Lloyd, Student of Christ Church; Bishop of Oxford (1822)
  • Edward Burton, DD, Student of Christ Church (1829)
  • Renn Dickson Hampden, DD, Principal of St Mary Hall; afterwards Bishop of Hereford (1836)
  • William Jacobson, MA, Vice-Principal of Magdalen Hall and Public Orator, sometime Fellow of Exeter; DD, afterwards Bishop of Chester (1848)
  • Robert Payne Smith, MA, Pembroke; DD; afterwards Dean of Canterbury (1865)
  • James Bowling Mozley, BD, sometime Fellow of Magdalen; DD (1871)
  • William Ince, MA, Fellow of Exeter; DD; Canon of Christ Church (1878)
  • Henry Scott Holland, MA, Hon DLitt, sometime Student of Christ Church; DD; Canon of Christ Church (1911)
  • Arthur Cayley Headlam, DD, sometime Fellow of All Souls; Canon of Christ Church (1918)
  • Henry Leighton Goudge, DD, Canon of Christ Church (1923)
  • Oliver Chase Quick, MA, Canon of Christ Church; afterwards DD (1939)
  • Leonard Hodgson, DD, Canon of Christ Church (1944)
  • Henry Chadwick, DD, Canon of Christ Church (MusB, DD Camb; Hon DD Glas) (1959)
  • Maurice Wiles, DD, Canon of Christ Church (BD, MA Camb) (1970)
  • Keith Ward, BLitt, MA, Canon of Christ Church (BA Wales; MA Camb) (1991)
  • Marilyn McCord Adams, AB Illinois; PhD Cornell; Th M Princeton Theological Seminary; Canon of Christ Church (2004)

(Sources: Oxford Historical Register 1200-1900 and supplements; and the Oxford University Calendar) Richard Smyth (or Smith) was the first person to hold the office of Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford. ... Pietro Martire Vermigli, known as Peter Martyr (1500-1562), was a theologian of the Reformation period. ... Richard Smyth (or Smith) was the first person to hold the office of Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford. ... Richard Smyth (or Smith) was the first person to hold the office of Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford. ... Lawrence Humphrey (or Laurence Humfrey) (1527? - February 1, 1590), president of Magdalen College, Oxford, and dean successively of Gloucester and Winchester, was born at Newport Pagnel. ... Thomas Holland may refer to any of: Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent, d. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Robert Sanderson (1587 - 1663), theologian and casuist, born of good family at Rotherham in Yorkshire, was at Lincoln College, Oxford. ... Robert Sanderson (1587 - 1663), theologian and casuist, born of good family at Rotherham in Yorkshire, was at Lincoln College, Oxford. ... Richard Allestree or Allestry (1619 - January 28, 1681), was a Royalist churchman and provost of Eton College from 1665. ... John Potter (c. ... Benjamin Wheeler may refer to: Benjamin Ide Wheeler – Former President of the University of California Benjamin Wheeler – Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1766-1776 Category: ... John Randolph of Roanoke, (June 2, 1773 - May 24, 1833) was a Representative and a Senator from Virginia John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland. ... William Howley (1765 - 1848) was archbishop of Canterbury from 1828 to 1848. ... William Van Mildert (1765–1836) was the last Prince-Bishop of Durham (1826–1836), and one of the founders of the University of Durham. ... Charles Lloyd on stage with Billy Higgins Charles Lloyd (March 15, 1938-) is an American jazz musician. ... Renn Dickson Hampden (1793 - April 23, 1868), English divine, was born in Barbados, where his father was colonel of militia, in 1793, and was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. ... William Jacobson (1803-1884) was Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University (1848–1865) and Bishop of Chester (1865–1884). ... Robert Payne Smith, D.D., M.A. (1819-1895) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, later Dean of Canterbury. ... James Bowling Mozley (September 15, 1813 - January 4, 1878), English theologian, was born at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, and was educated at Oriel College, Oxford. ... William Ince was an English furniture designer and cabinetmaker of the 18th century. ... Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847-17 March 1918) was Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. ... The Revd Henry Chadwick, b. ... Maurice Frank Wiles (October 17, 1923 - June 3, 2005) was a Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University for 21 years, from 1970 to 1991. ... The Reverend Professor (John Stephen) Keith Ward (born 22 August 1938) is a British theologian. ... The Reverend Professor Marilyn McCord Adams (1943 – ) is an American philosopher of religion, a theologian and a writer on medieval philosophy. ...

Degrees available Undergraduate BA Theology BA Philosophy and Theology BA (Hons) Theology BA (Hons) Philosophy and Theology CertTh, BTh, and BTh (Hons) (usually for ordinands) Graduate PGDip Applied Theology (usually for ordinands) PGDip Theology MTh Applied Theology (usually for ordinands) MSt Theology MSt Philosophical Theology MSt Study of Religion MSt...

Regius Professors of Divinity at Cambridge


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