Peake, Arthur Samuel

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Peake, Arthur Samuel Gender: M
born on 24 November 1865 at 06:50 (= 06:50 AM )
Place Leek, England, 53n06, 2w01
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 02°04' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 09°14 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°39'


English biblical scholar who popularized modern biblical scholarship, including the new "higher criticism." He approached the Bible not as the infallible word of God, but as the record of revelation written by fallible humans.

He was the first holder of the Rylands Chair of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis in the University of Manchester, from its establishment as an independent institution in 1904. He was thus the first non-Anglican to become a professor of divinity in an English university.

Arthur Samuel Peake died at Manchester on 19 August 1929, aged 63.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Arthur Samuel Peake: a biography by John Thomas Wilkinson (Epworth Press, 1971), p. 1: "In a surviving fragment of autobiography the subject of this book records the story of his early days: 'I was born at Leek, in Staffordshire, on 24 November 1865, about ten minutes to seven in the morning.'"


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Biblical scholar)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy