Ernest Northcroft Merrington

MERRINGTON, Ernest Northcroft. b. Newcastle, New South Wales, 27 August 1876; d. 26 March 1953. He was educated at Sydney Boys’ School and the University of Sydney (MA in Philosophy, 1903, by which time he had completed his theological training and had been ordained as a Presbyterian minister, 1902). After a period in Edinburgh, he undertook further study at Harvard (PhD, 1905). He held parish appointments in New South Wales and Queensland, while lecturing in philosophy at the University of Sydney and in Christian philosophy and apologetics at the University of Queensland (1912-23). The latter appointment was interrupted by distinguished service as senior Presbyterian chaplain with the...

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