George Bradford Caird

CAIRD, George Bradford. b. Wandsworth, London, 19 July 1917; d. near Oxford, 21 April 1984. He was educated at King Edward’s School, Birmingham (1929-36) and Peterhouse, Cambridge (1936-39). He then trained for the Congregational ministry at Mansfield College, Oxford (1939-43). While a student there in 1941, he wrote the hymn ‘Almighty Father, who for us thy Son didst give’*. He was ordained to Highgate Congregational Church, London, in 1943; then moved to Canada to become Professor of Old Testament Studies at St Stephen’s College, Edmonton, Alberta (1946-50). He was appointed Professor of Biblical Studies at McGill University, Montreal (1950-59), later becoming in addition Principal of the...

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