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Porter, Prof. Rev. Canon (Joshua) Roylocked

Born 7 May 1921; s of Joshua Porter and Bessie Evelyn (née Earlam); died 31 Dec. 2006

Professor of Theology, University of Exeter, 1962–86 (Head of Department, 1962–85), then Professor Emeritus

Education

King’s Sch., Macclesfield; Merton Coll., Oxford (Exhibnr; BA: Mod. Hist. (Cl. I), Theology (Cl. I); MA; Liddon Student, 1942); St Stephen’s House, Oxford

Career

Ordained deacon 1945, priest 1946; Curate of St Mary, Portsea, 1945–47; Resident Chaplain to Bp of Chichester, 1947–49 (Hon. Chaplain, 1949–50; Examining Chaplain, 1950–2002); Fellow, Chaplain and Lectr, Oriel Coll., Oxford, 1949–62; Tutor, 1950–62; Kennicott Hebrew Fellow, 1955; Sen. Denyer and Johnson Schol., 1958; Select Preacher: Univs of Oxford, 1953–55, Cambridge, 1957, TCD, 1958; Canon and Preb. of Wightring and Theol Lectr in Chichester Cath., 1965–88; Wiccamical Canon and Preb. of Exceit, 1988–2001, then Canon Emeritus; Vis. Prof., Southeastern Seminary, Wake Forest, N Carolina, 1967; Dean of Arts, Univ. of Exeter, 1968–71; Proctor in Convocation of Canterbury for dio. of Exeter, 1964–75; for Other Univs (Canterbury), 1975–90; Examining Chaplain to Bps of Peterborough, 1973–86, of Truro, 1973–81, of London, 1981–91, and of Gibraltar in Europe, 1989–93. Ethel M. Wood Lectr, Univ. of London 1979; Michael Harrah Wood Lectr, Univ. of the South, Sewanee, Tenn, 1984; Lectr in Old Testament Studies, Holyrood Seminary, NY, 1987–95. Member: Gen. Synod, 1970–90 (Panel of Chairmen, 1984–86); ACCM, 1975–86; Council of Management, Coll. of St Mark and St John, 1980–85; Vice-Pres., Folklore Soc., 1979–83 (Pres., 1976–79; Hon. Mem., 1983); President: SOTS, 1983; Anglican Assoc., 1986–2001; Vice-Chm., Prayer Book Soc., 1987–96. FAMS

Publications

World in the Heart, 1944; Moses and Monarchy, 1963; The Extended Family in the Old Testament, 1967; Proclamation and Presence, 1970, 2nd rev. edn, 1983; The Non-Juring Bishops, 1973; Leviticus, 1976, Japanese edn 1984; Animals in Folklore, 1978; The Crown and the Church, 1978; Folklore and the Old Testament, 1981; trans. C. Westermann, The Living Psalms, 1989; Synodical Government in the Church of England, 1990; The Illustrated Guide to the Bible, 1995; Jesus Christ: the Jesus of history, the Christ of faith, 1999; The Lost Bible: forgotten scriptures revealed, 2001; The New Illustrated Companion to the Bible, 2003; contributor to: Promise and Fulfilment, 1963; A Source Book of the Bible for Teachers, 1970; The Journey to the Other World, 1975; Tradition and Interpretation, 1979; A Basic Introduction to the Old Testament, 1980; Divination and Oracles, 1981; Folklore Studies in the Twentieth Century, 1981; The Folklore of Ghosts, 1981; Israel’s Prophetic Tradition, 1982; Tracts for Our Times, 1983; The Hero in Tradition and Folklore, 1984; Harper’s Bible Dictionary, 1985, 2nd edn 1996; Arabia and the Gulf: from traditional society to modern states, 1986; The Seer in Celtic and Other Traditions, 1989; Schöpfung und Befreiung, 1989; A Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, 1990; Christianity and Conservatism, 1990; The Oil of Gladness, 1993; Boundaries and Thresholds, 1993; The Oxford Companion to the Bible, 1993; World Mythology, 1993; The First and Second Prayer Books of Edward VI, 1999; Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, 1999; Reconsidering Israel and Judah, 2000; Supernatural Enemies, 2001; Bell of Chichester, 2004; numerous articles in learned jls and dictionaries

Recreations

Theatre and opera, book-collecting, travel

Addresses

36 Theberton Street, Barnsbury, N1 0QX

(020) 7354 5861

68 Sand Street, Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster, Wilts, BA12 7DS

(01985) 840311