Whitehouse, W(alter) A(lexander) 1915-2003
WHITEHOUSE, W(alter) A(lexander) 1915-2003
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born February 27, 1915, in Huddersfield, England; died April 29, 2003. Theologian, educator, and author. Whitehouse was a minister and chaplain in the Congregational Church who later became a professor of theology and was perhaps most noted for helping to craft the 1972 Declaration of Faith merging the Congregational and Presbyterian churches. He earned an M.A. from Cambridge University in 1936 and an M.A. and B.Litt. from Oxford University in 1940, the same year he was ordained a minister of Elland Congregational Church. He remained there for four years, and in 1944 became a chaplain and tutor at Mansfield College, Oxford. He next went to the University of Durham, where he was a reader in divinity for nearly twenty years, served as principal of the St. Cuthbert's Society for five years, and was provice-chancellor and warden for four years. His last posts were at the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he was master of Eliot College while also teaching theology until his retirement in 1977. Although his work focused on academic life and the church, he also wrote or contributed to several books, the most notable of which is Christian Faith and Scientific Attitude (1952). He was also the author of Order, Goodness, Glory (1960), Authority of Grace (1980), and Creation, Science, and Theology: Essays in Response to Karl Barth (1981).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Times (London, England), April 29, 2003, p. 32.