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The Jesus of History

Why Care about the Historical Jesus

Terrot Reaveley Glover

Classical Scholar and Historian
  • Terrot Reaveley Glover (T.S. Glover), classical scholar and historian, was born in Cotham, Bristol, United Kingdom on July 23, 1869.
  • He attended Bristol Grammar School before entering St John’s College, Cambridge, in 1888, where he became a Fellow in 1892.
  • They appointed him Professor of Latin at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, in 1896. Glover returned to Cambridge in 1901 as a teaching fellow at St John’s, and was a university lecturer in ancient history, 1911-1939, and orator, 1920-1939.
  • He died in Cambridge on 26 May 1943. Glover worked as a lecturer for 20 years, and wrote several well-known books, including The Jesus of History, Poets and Puritans and The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire.

Quotes by T. R. Glover

“The kind Apollo (ho phílos),” he says, “seems to heal the questions of life, and to resolve them, by the rules he gives to those who ask; but the questions of thought he himself suggests to the philosophic temperament, waking in the soul an appetite that will lead it to truth.” ― T.R. Glover, The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire

“The eunuch priests of Cybele and the monks of Serapis introduced a new abstinence to Western thought. It is significant that Christian monasticism and the coenobite life began in Egypt, where, as we learn from papyri found in recent years, great monasteries of Serapis existed long before our era. Side by side with celibacy came vegetarianism. No” ― T.R. Glover, The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire

Works by T. R. Glover

  • Studies in Virgil (1904)
  • The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire (1909) 
  • Poets and Puritans (1916)
  • From Pericles to Philip (1917)
  • Jesus in the Experience of Men (1921)
  • The Pilgrim: Essays on Religion (1921)
  • Progress in Religion to the Christian Era (1922)
  • The Jesus of History (1922)
  • The Nature and Purpose of a Christian Society (1922)
  • Herodotus (1924)
  • Apology: De Spectaculis (With Felix M. Minucius) (1931)
  • Democracy and Religion (1932)
  • The Ancient World: A Beginning (1935)

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