Alan Taylor Dale

DALE, Alan Taylor. b. Baddeley Green, near Stoke-on-Trent, 9 April 1902; d. Dartmouth, Devon, 31 Jan 1979. He was educated at Hanley School, Stoke. He trained as a teacher, and taught for two years before entering Victoria Park College, Manchester, to train for the United Methodist Church ministry. Ordained in 1928, he was a missionary in China (1929-35), followed by Methodist circuits at Skipton, Blackpool North, Sheffield North-East, and Bath. His final post was as a lecturer in religious studies at Dudley Teachers’ Training College, near Birmingham. He retired to Devon in 1967. Dale published two books in what he termed ‘plain English’: New World: The Heart of the New Testament in Plain...

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