An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Fosbroke, Hughell Edgar Woodall

(Apr. 5, 1875-Oct. 18, 1957). Biblical scholar and seminary professor. He was born in Netherton, Worcestershire, England. His family came to the United States in 1890. He was a student at Harvard University from 1893 to 1895. He received his B.D. from Nashotah House in 1901. Fosbroke was ordained deacon on June 3, 1900, and priest on Dec. 23, 1900. Fosbroke was Professor of Old Testament at Nashotah House, 1902-1908, and Professor of the History and Religion of Israel at the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, 1908-1916. From Sept. 29, 1916, until May 27, 1947, he was dean of the General Theological Seminary. Under his leadership the faculty and curriculum were reinvigorated. The tutorial system was established in 1926. A number of his essays were published posthumously as God in the Heart of Things (1962). Fosbroke died at Winchester Center, Connecticut.

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