Monday, January 05, 2009

Leslie Houlden on John Fenton

Leslie Houlden offers reflections on the life of John Fenton on the Christ Church website:

Canon John Fenton
John Fenton was the kind of priest the English like: friendly to everyone but not in the least pushy, intelligent but more interested in your view than his own and apparently diffident in his often surprising assertions. These features are of course clues to his wide-ranging influence, on individuals rather than official bodies . . .

. . . . And there was a long succession of books and articles on the writings of the New Testament, especially the Gospels. His Penguin Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew has been a standby for many over a long period, together with his work on the Gospel of John . . .

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