Burwash, Nathanael

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1839 1918

b. St Andrews, PQ

Entered Victoria College, Cobourg as a prepatory student in 1852, graduating in 1859 after an interruption to allow his younger brother the funds to enrol.

Ordained in 1864

Continued studies at Yale (Science) and Garrett Biblical Institute of Evanston, IL (Theology)

MA from Victoria University 1866

Began teaching career at Victoria University, first in science; and then in 1971, theology as well as science

1873 appointed Dean of the new Faculty of Theology 

In 1877, helped set up the Theological Union of Victoria, an organization for postgraduate extension of theological study


President and Chancellor, Victoria University (1887-1913)

Continued to teach doctrinal history until his death in 1918.


Marguerite Van Die. An Evangelical Mind: Nathanael Burwash and the Methodist Tradition in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1989.




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