BURKITT, Francis Crawford. Marylebone, London 3.9.1864 — Cambridge 11.5.1935. British Theologian. Esucated at Harrow. Studied first mathematics at Cambridge (Trinity College), B.A. 1886, then turned to theology. M.A. 1890. In 1903-05 Lecturer in Palaeography, from 1905 Professor of divinity at Cambridge, until shortly before his death. B.D. and D.D. 1910. In 1888 married Amy Persis, their son Miles Cr. Burkitt (1890–1971) was a pioneer of African archaeology. Also a specialist of Syriac.
Publications: Much on theology, especially on New Testament, also on Syriac.
– S. Ephraim’s prose refutations of Mani, Marcion, and Bardaisan, of which the greater part has been transcribed from the palimpsest B.M. add. 14623 and is now first published. 1-2. L. 1912-21.
– “The Religion of the Manichees”, Journal of Religion 2, 1922, 263-276.
– The religion of the Manichees; Donnellan lectures for 1924. 8+129 p. Cambridge 1925.
– “A Further Note on the Pahlavi Crosses”, Journal of Theological Studies 31, 1929, 47-48.
Sources: *J.F. Bethune-Baker, Oxford D.N.B.; Wikipedia with partial bibliography, further references and photo.
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