A Hawk among Sparrows: A Biography of Austin Farrer

A Hawk among Sparrows: A Biography of Austin Farrer

by Philip Curtis

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This first-ever biography of Austin Farrer, written with the full cooperation of the trustees of the Farrer estate, presents a lively portrait of the man and his life and assesses his contribution as philosopher, biblical scholar, and divine. As Fellow and Chaplain of Trinity College, Oxford, and later Warden of Keble College, Oxford, Farrer broke new ground with his unorthodox approach to biblical criticism and won honor as a philosopher of religion with such works as Finite and Infinite, The Freedom of the Will, and Love Almighty and Ills Unlimited. This biography includes extensive correspondence between Farrer and his father, a Baptist minister and theological college lecturer. These never-before-published letters vividly illustrate Farrer's cast of mind and distinctive views while demonstrating the integrity and creativity of his relationships with family and friends.


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ISBN-13: 9781725255623
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 04/23/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 126 MB
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About the Author

Philip Curtis retired in 1982 as Chaplain of Giggleswick School. He was a student of Austin Farrer in the late 1930s, and has since become a authority on his life and work. Among his published writings are articles on Farrer's rational theology and biblical work.
Philip Curtis retired in 1982 as Chaplain of Gegglewick School. He was a student of Austin Farrer's in the late 1930's, and has since become a authority on his life and work. Among his published writings are articles on Farrer's rational theology and biblical work.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 'The Child is Father to the Man' 1

2 The Hidden Years: St Paul's School 1917-23 9

3 Balliol College 1923-7 16

4 Balliol and Cuddesdon 1927-8 39

5 Borealia Regna: Dewsbury 1928-31 58

6 St Edmund Hall 1931-5 82

7 Trinity College 1935-45 110

8 Trinity College 1945-60 125

9 Keble College 1960-8 151

10 Farrer the Philosopher 170

11 Farrer the Biblical Scholar (by Michael Goulder) 192

12 The Doctor of Divinity 213

13 Conclusion 226

Appendices

I A University Sermon 232

II (i) Hymnus de Sancto Edmundo 240

(ii) Wenceslaus 241

III Examples of Farrer's Correspondence 242

Notes to the Text 245

Chronological List of Published Writings by Austin Farrer 1933-76 250

Index of Letters Quoted 258

General Index 262

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"Austin Farrer was, by common consent, one of the most remarkable men of his generation. He possessed the qualities of originality, independence, imagination, and intellectual force to a degree amounting to genius."

—Basil Mitchell



"A theologian in many ways unequalled in his own time, and now perhaps beginning to be truly recognized."

—A. M. Allchin

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