Thomas Walter Manson

Biography of Thomas Walter Manson

Thomas Walter Manson
Thomas Walter Manson

Thomas Walter Manson was a biblical scholar born on the 22nd July 1893 in Tynemouth, Northumberland. He graduated from the University MA in 1916, DLitt in 1932 and DD in 1937. He was the son of Thomas Francis, a schoolmaster. He received his early education at Tynemouth High school, and first matriculated at the University in 1912 to prepare himself for the Presbyterian ministry.

Like many students of this time, his MA was interrupted by the outbreak of war. During this time he served as an officer in the Royal Field Artillery. His Roll of Honour entry can be viewed here.

After the war Manson went to study for a course for the ministry at Westminster College, Cambridge where he was later ordained in 1925. He also became a member of Christ’s College and obtained a First Class in the Oriental Languages Tripos in 1923. In 1932 he was appointed Yates Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford, resigning in 1936 to take up the post of Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis in the University of Manchester, a position which he held until his death in 1958. He is best known for authoring the textbook The Teaching of Jesus(1931).


Thomas Walter Manson
Born 22 July 1893, England.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MA, 1917; DLitt, 1932; DD, 1937;
Occupation categories: ministers
Additional Information: R3/1/2
Record last updated: 20th Jun 2017

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