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Robertson, Edwin Hanton 1912-2007 (E.H. Robertson, Edwin Robertson, Edwin H. Robertson)

Robertson, Edwin Hanton 1912-2007 (E.H. Robertson, Edwin Robertson, Edwin H. Robertson)

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See index for CA sketch: Born February 1, 1912, in London, England; died November 3, 2007. Minister, theologian, broadcaster, and author. Robertson preached the word of God for most of his life, but he alternated the medium through which he delivered his message. He was the pastor of congregations in London and St. Albans before and after World War II, then spent a few years as the head of religious broadcasting for the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1956 he commenced a period of world travel under the auspices of the United Bible Societies. Robertson returned briefly to a pulpit in Yeovil, then accepted the leadership of the World Association for Christian Communication. In 1971 he returned to local ministries, first at a Baptist church in Paddington, then at the Heath Street Church in Hampstead, where he continued to preach until shortly before his death at the age of ninety-five. Through all of this, Robertson had never earned a degree in theology, but his erudition was recognized when he was awarded an honorary doctorate in divinity by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Robertson wrote dozens of books, mostly related to Biblical studies, but also on other topics, particularly the work of German philosopher and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose work he greatly admired. Robertson's books include The Bible in Our Time (1960, 1963), The Biblical Bases of Healing (1988), Bonhoeffer's Heritage (1989), Living Christianity (1990), and Taking the Word to the World: 50 Years of the United Bible Societies (1996).

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Times (London, England), November 28, 2007, p. 65.

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