HARDY, EDWARD R. (1908-1981)
American theologian who wrote extensively on the early church in Egypt. He was educated at Columbia University (1923-1931) and a number of noted theological seminaries (1929-1934). Hardy’s academic career started as an instructor in Hebrew at General Theological Seminary (1929-1944). He then became an associate professor and professor of church history in the Berkeley Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut (1944-1969). Afterward, he accepted a lectureship at the divinity school of the University of Cambridge (1969-1975). Concurrently, he was dean of chapel at Jesus College (1972-1975).
He published Militant in Earth, Twenty Centuries of the Spread of Christianity (Oxford, 1940) and Christian Egypt, Church and People in the Patriarchate of Alexandria (Oxford 1952); translated First Apology of Justin Martyr (Library of Christian Classics 1 [Westminster, 1954]); edited Christology of the Latin Fathers (with C. C. Richardson, Library of Christian Classics 3); and edited and translated Faithful Witnesses, Acts of Early Christian Martyrs (New York and London, 1960) and Egypt Under Justinian (Washington, D.C., 1969).