Howard Chandler Robbins

ROBBINS, Howard Chandler. b. Philadelphia, 11 December 1876; d. Washington, DC, 20 March 1952. Educated at Yale (BA 1899) and the Episcopal Theological Seminary (BD 1903). He was ordained (deacon 1903, priest 1904), serving a curacy at St Peter’s, Morristown, New Jersey (1903-05). He was rector of St Paul’s Church, Englewood, New Jersey (1905-11), rector of the Church of the Incarnation, New York City (1911-17), and Dean of the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York (1917-29). He became Professor of Pastoral Theology, General Theological Seminary, New York (1929-41). In 1938 he was appointed to give the John Bohlen Lectures at Philadelphia (the appointment was a distinguished one: among...

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