Dennis Nineham, British theologian, Died at 94

Dennis Eric Nineham was born on September 27, 1921, and died on May 9, 2016.

He was a British theologian and academic.

Dennis served as Warden of Keble College, Oxford, from 1969 to 1979, as well as holding chairs in theology at the universities of London, Cambridge and Bristol.

He was educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton, before studying at The Queen’s College, Oxford.

As a priest, he was ordained in the Church of England.

Dennis served as Assistant Chaplain, and then Chaplain, at the college, before being appointed to a fellowship there in 1946.

Nineham was appointed Professor of Biblical and Historical Theology at King’s College London in 1954, becoming Professor of Divinity at the University of London in 1958.

Dennis was appointed Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, in 1964, a post held in conjunction with a fellowship at Emmanuel College.

Nineham went back to Oxford in 1969, as Warden of Keble College, a post that he held until 1979; he was appointed to an honorary fellowship of Keble in the following year, and to an honorary fellowship of Queen’s in 1991.

From 1980 to 1986, Dennis served as a Professor of Theology and head of the theology department at the University of Bristol; he was also an honorary canon of Bristol Cathedral in that period.

Dennis publications include The Study of Divinity (1960), The Gospel of Saint Mark (1963), The Use and Abuse of the Bible (1976) and Christianity Mediaeval and Modern (1993).

Dennis Nineham has also edited various theological works and contributed to others.

Dennis Nineham passed away at 94 yrs old.