F. J. Foakes Jackson Kirsopp Lake James Hardy Ropes
Foakes-Jackson, F.J. (1855-1941), English theologian and church historian. A fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, from 1886, he was lecturer there from 1882 and dean from 1895 to 1916. From 1916 to 1934 Foakes-Jackson was Briggs professor of Christian institutions at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. His many books include Introduction to the History of Christianity, AD 590-1314 (1921), Biblical History of the Hebrews to the Christian Era (4th ed. 1921), History of the Christian Church from the Earliest Times to AD 461 (7th ed. 1924), St. Paul, the Man and the Apostle (1926), Peter, Prince of Apostles (1927), and A History of Church History (1939).
Lake, Kirsopp, (1872-1946), noted English biblical scholar. He was curate of St. Mary the Virgin (Oxford) until 1904, when he became a professor at the Univ. of Leiden (until 1913). After 1914 he was at Harvard, first as professor of early Christian literature, from 1919 to 1932 as professor of ecclesiastical history, and from 1932 to 1937 as professor of history. Lake was also interested in archaeology and participated in many expeditions. He periodically visited Mt. Sinai, Mt. Athos, and other centers of ancient culture, and in Greece he did valuable research work on old manuscripts. Among his many publications are Early Days of Monasticism on Mt. Athos (1909) and Immortality and the Modern Mind (1922).
Ropes, J.H. (1866-1933), joined the Harvard faculty as an instructor in 1895. He served as the Hollis Professor of Divinity from 1910 until his death. Ropes served as the editor of the Harvard Theological Review. His scholarship focused on New Testament criticism and interpretation; this volume, The Text of Acts, was awarded the British Academy's medal for Biblical studies.