A Hawk among Sparrows

A Biography of Austin Farrer

By Philip Curtis

A Hawk among Sparrows

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  • ISBN: 9781625648501
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 4/23/2014
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
Web Price: $26.40

A Hawk among Sparrows

A Biography of Austin Farrer

By Philip Curtis

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625648501
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 4/23/2014
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40

About-

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.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"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

Contributors-

Philip Curtis

Bio(s)-

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.

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