Skip to main content

Richards, Hubert J. 1921-

RICHARDS, Hubert J. 1921-

PERSONAL: Born December 25, 1921, in Weilderstadt, Germany; son of Richard (a master butcher) and Bertha (a homemaker; maiden name, Lung) Richards; married Clare Milward (a teacher), December 22, 1975; children: Pedro and Blanca (adopted twins from Colombia). Ethnicity: "British." Education: Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, L.Th., 1946; Biblical Institute, Rome, L.S.S., 1949. Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES: Home—59 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF, England.

CAREER: Ordained Roman Catholic priest for Westminster diocese, 1946; St. Edmund's College, Ware, England, lecturer in scripture, 1949-65; Corpus Christi College, London, England, principal, 1965-72; research fellow at St. Edmund's House, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, at Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem, Israel, and at King's College, University of London, London, England, between 1973 and 1975; released from priestly vows, 1975; University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, lecturer in religious studies, 1975-87; part-time lecturer, reviewer, publisher's editor, and author, 1987—. Lecturer in England, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Scandinavia on the biblical and theological problems facing teachers of religious education; broadcaster for British Broadcasting Corp. and Associated Television.

WRITINGS:

God Speaks to Us, Darton, Longman & Todd (London, England), 1963.

(With Peter De Rosa) Christ in Our World, Chapman (London, England), 1965.

What the Spirit Says to the Churches, Chapman (London, England), 1965, P. J. Kennedy (New York, NY), 1966.

An ABC of the Bible, Chapman (London, England), 1967.

(Editor) Forty Gospel Songs, Chapman (London, England), 1969.

Ten Gospel Songs, Chapman (London, England), 1969.

Heart of a Rose (songs), Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1972.

The First Christmas: What Really Happened?, Fontana (London, England), 1973, 3rd edition, Twenty-Third Publications (Mystic, CT), 1986.

The Miracles of Jesus: What Really Happened?, Fontana (London, England), 1974, 3rd edition, Twenty-Third Publications (Mystic, CT), 1986.

The First Easter: What Really Happened?, Fontana (London, England), 1975, 3rd edition, Twenty-Third Publications (Mystic, CT), 1986.

St. Paul and His Epistles, Darton, Longman & Todd (London, England), 1979, published as Reading Paul Today, John Knox (Atlanta, GA), 1980, 2nd edition, St. Paul's Public, 1989.

Death and After: What Will Really Happen?, Fount (London, England), 1980, 3rd edition, Twenty-Third Publications (Mystic, CT), 1987.

Pilgrim to the Holy Land, McCrimmon, 1982, 4th edition, 1998.

The Gospel in Song, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1983.

A Way of the Cross for Children, McCrimmon, 1986, 2nd edition, 1989.

A Carol Service for Children, McCrimmon, 1986.

The Our Father for Children, McCrimmon, 1987.

The Hail Mary for Children, McCrimmon, 1987.

The Rosary for Children, McCrimmon, 1988.

The Ten Commandments for Children, McCrimmon, 1988.

The Beatitudes for Children, McCrimmon, 1988.

The Parables for Children, McCrimmon, 1988.

The Sacraments for Children, McCrimmon, 1988.

Focus on the Bible, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1989.

Some Parables for Children, McCrimmon, 1990.

The "I Confess" for Children, McCrimmon, 1990.

The Passover Meal, McCrimmon, 1990.

A Maundy Service for Children, McCrimmon, 1990.

The Mass for Children, McCrimmon, 1990.

The Creed for Children, McCrimmon, 1990.

The Gospel According to St. Paul, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 1991.

God's Diary, Twenty-Third Publications (Mystic, CT), 1991.

What Jesus Taught, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 1991.

What Christians Believe, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 1991.

Some Christian Prayers, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 1991.

Christus Natus Est, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1992.

Tenebrae, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1994.

Worship Anthology for Advent and Christmas, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1994.

Worship Anthology for Lent and Easter, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1994.

Pilgrim to Rome, McCrimmon, 1994.

Worship Anthology on the Beatitudes, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1995.

Worship Anthology on the Creed, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1995.

Processional Songs, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1995.

Worship Anthology for Christian Festivals and Holydays, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.

Quips and Quotes, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.

Philosophy of Religion: A Beginner's Guide, Heinemann (Exeter, NH), 1998, 2nd edition, 2000.

An Anthology for the Church Year, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1998.

Who's Who and What's What in the Bible, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1999.

The Bible: What Does It Really Say?, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 1999.

Jesus: Who Did He Think He Was?, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 2000.

(With wife, Clare Richards) Advent Adventures, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 2000.

(With Clare Richards) Lenten Journey, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 2000.

Plain English Bible, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 2001.

More Quips and Quotes, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 2001.

1600 Quips and Quotes, Mayhew (Grand Rapids, MI), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Updating Pilgrim to Rome, retitled Rome, for Pilgrims and Others: A Practical Guide.

SIDELIGHTS: Hubert J. Richards once told CA:"My overwhelming interest at the moment is in the cultural relativity of all theological statements, including biblical ones. This has inevitably led me to ask awkward questions about the relationship between Christianity and other world religions. Have Christian claims been expressed too absolutely? If they have, can a 'relativized' Christianity survive? If they have not, can other religions survive?

"Our adoption of twin children from South America in 1980 has not made these questions less urgent, but more so. What do Christian faith statements actually mean? What is their cash value? Could you explain them faithfully in a way a child could understand? To teach children about religion is a far more demanding task than writing books of theology. Children, unlike theological readers, cannot be fooled."

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Richards, Hubert J. 1921-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Richards, Hubert J. 1921-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 16, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/richards-hubert-j-1921

"Richards, Hubert J. 1921-." Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. . Retrieved November 16, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/richards-hubert-j-1921

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.