WARREN, William Fairfield. Williamsburg MA 13.3.1833 — Brookline MA 7.12.1929. U.S. Theologian and Scholar of Religion. Episcopal priest. Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown and Andower Theological Seminary, then at Berlin and Halle. In 1860-66 taught at Methodist Episcopal Missionary Institute in Bremen. Back in the States, he worked at Boston University, in 1873-1903 its first President, also Professor of Comparative Theology and Philosophy of Religion, retired 1911. Married. In the 1880s he attained rather questionable fame with his theory of Atlantis in the polar region, then often quoted by B. G. Tilak.
Publications: Paradise found. A Cradle of the Human Race at the North Pole, a Study of the Prehistoric World. 505 p. 1886; Earliest Cosmologies of the Universe as Pictured in Thought by Ancient Hebrews, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Iranians, and Indo-Aryans. 222 p. N.Y. 1909; and other books.
– “Problems still unsolved in Indo-Aryan Cosmology”, JAOS 26:1, 1905, 84-92; “Where was Śākadvīpa in the mythical world-view of India?”, JAOS 40, 1920, 356-358..
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