FERGUSON, John. b. Manchester, 2 March 1921; d. Birmingham, 22 May 1989. He studied Classics and Theology, becoming Professor of Classics at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was subsequently founding Dean of Arts at the Open University, and President of the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham.
Ferguson took part in the Dunblane Consultations from 1962 onwards (see Dunblane Praises*). He was a lay preacher in the Congregational Church, after 1972 in the United Reformed Church. He was a committed Christian pacifist, and did much work for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (he was co-editor, with his wife, of Reconciliation Quarterly). With Ian Pitt-Watson* he wrote Letters on Pacifism (1956)...
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