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The Professor of Divinity at Gresham College
Gresham College
Gresham College is an institution of higher learning located at Barnard's Inn Hall off Holborn in central London, England. It was founded in 1597 under the will of Sir Thomas Gresham and today it hosts over 140 free public lectures every year within the City of London.-History:Sir Thomas Gresham,...

, London, gives free educational lectures to the general public. The college was founded for this purpose in 1596/7, when it appointed seven professors; this has since increased to eight and in addition the college now has visiting professors.

The Professor of Divinity is always appointed by the City of London Corporation.

(Years given as, say, 1596/7 refer to Old Style and New Style dates
Old Style and New Style dates
Old Style and New Style are used in English language historical studies either to indicate that the start of the Julian year has been adjusted to start on 1 January even though documents written at the time use a different start of year ; or to indicate that a date conforms to the Julian...

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1 Anthony Wotton
Anthony Wotton
Anthony Wotton was an English clergyman and controversialist, of Puritan views. He was the first Gresham Professor of Divinity. Christopher Hill describes him as a Modernist and Ramist.-Life:...

 
March 1596/97
2 Hugo Gray  1599
3 William Dakins
William Dakins
William Dakins was an English academic and clergyman, Gresham Professor of Divinity and one of the translators of the King James Bible.-Life:...

14 July 1604
4 George Mountayne 4 March 1606/07
5 William Osbolston  13 December 1610
6 Samuel Brooke
Samuel Brooke
Dr Samuel Brooke was a Gresham Professor of Divinity , a playwright, the chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge and subsequently the Master of Trinity . He was known to be an Arminian and anti-Calvinist...

 
26 September 1612
7 Richard Holdsworth
Richard Holdsworth
Richard Holdsworth was an English academic theologian, and Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge from 1637 to 1643...

 
28 November 1629
8 Thomas Horton
Thomas Horton (Gresham College)
Thomas Horton D.D. was an English clergyman, Professor of Divinity at Gresham College in London, and President of Queens' College, Cambridge.-Life:...

 
26 October 1641
9 George Gifford  7 June 1661
10 Henry Wells  2 July 1686
11 Edward Lany  31 July 1691
12 John Bridgen 25 September 1728
13 B Halifax  20 February 1760
14 H J Parker  7 February 1800
15 John William Burgon
John William Burgon
John William Burgon was an English Anglican divine who became the Dean of Chichester Cathedral in 1876. He is remembered for his passionate defence of the historicity and Mosaic authorship of Genesis and of Biblical inerrancy in general.-Biography:Burgon was born at Smyrna, the son of an English...

 
11 December 1867
16 H E J Bevan  12 December 1888
17 W H Thompson  14 March 1904
1939–45 Lectures in abeyance
18 Henry Martyn Sanders 29 May 1946
19 Oscar Hardman  1957
20 Gordon Huelin  1962
21 Gordon Phillips  1967
22 Gordon Reginald Dunstan  1969
23 Gordon Phillips  1971
24 Ulrich E Simon  1973
25 Viscount Combermere
Viscount Combermere
Viscount Combermere, of Bhurtpore in the East Indies and of Combermere in the County Palatine of Chester, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1827 for the prominent military commander Stapleton Stapleton-Cotton, 1st Baron Combermere...

 
1975
26 Richard Chartres
Richard Chartres
Richard John Carew Chartres KCVO FSA is the current Bishop of London, a position he has held since 1995. Before this appointment, he was Bishop of Stepney and Gresham Professor of Divinity .-Early life:...

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Bishop of London
1987
27 John Bowker
John Bowker
John Westerdale Bowker is a professor of religious studies who has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University...

 
1 September 1992
28 Richard Holloway
Richard Holloway
Richard F. Holloway is a Scottish writer and broadcaster and was formerly Bishop of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church....

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Bishop of Edinburgh
1 September 1997
29 Gwen Griffith-Dickson  1 September 2001
30 Keith Ward
Keith Ward
Keith Ward is a British cleric, philosopher, theologian and scholar. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and an ordained priest of the Church of England. He was a canon of Christ Church, Oxford until 2003...

 DD FBA
1 September 2004
31 Richard Harries, Baron Harries of Pentregarth 1 September 2008