An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Gold, William Jason

(June 17, 1845-Jan. 11, 1903). Theologian, liturgist, and seminary professor. He was born in Washington, D.C. Gold studied first at Columbia College and graduated from Harvard College in 1865. He attended General Seminary for two years, 1865-1867, and then Seabury Hall from 1867 until 1868. Gold was ordained deacon on June 7, 1868, and priest on June 25, 1869. He began his ordained ministry as rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, Dundas, Minnesota. Gold was professor of exegesis at Seabury Hall, 1873-1876, and instructor in classical languages at Racine College, 1877-1880. He was professor of Greek at Racine, 1880-1885. In 1885 Gold joined the faculty of Western Theological Seminary as professor of exegesis and liturgics. He remained there the rest of his life. He attended the General Conventions of 1886, 1889, and 1892. Gold exercised a significant influence on the 1892 BCP. He died in Chicago.

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