Hardy, Edward R. (1908-1981)

HARDY, EDWARD R. (1908-1981)

American theologian who wrote extensively on the early church in Egypt. He was educated at University (1923-1931) and a number of noted theological seminaries (1929-1934). Hardy’s academic career started as an instructor in 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 Egypt, Church and People in the Patriarchate of Alexandria ( 1952); translated First Apology of Justin Martyr (Library of Classics 1 [Westminster, 1954]); edited Christology of the Fathers (with C. C. Richardson, Library of Classics 3); and and translated Faithful Witnesses, Acts of Early Martyrs (New York and London, 1960) and Egypt Under Justinian (Washington, D.C., 1969).