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Baker, Rt Rev. John Austinlocked

Born 11 Jan. 1928; s of George Austin Baker and Grace Edna Baker; m 1974, Gillian Mary Leach (MBE 1997); died 4 June 2014

Bishop of Salisbury, 1982–93; an Hon. Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Winchester, since 1994


Marlborough; Oriel Coll., Oxford (MA, MLitt)


Asst Curate, All Saints’, Cuddesdon, and Lectr in Old Testament, Cuddesdon Theol Coll., 1954–57; ordained priest, 1955; Asst Curate, St Anselm’s, Hatch End, and Asst Lectr in NT Greek, King’s Coll., London, 1957–59; Official Fellow, Chaplain and Lectr in Divinity, Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford, 1959–73, Emeritus Fellow, 1977; Lectr in Theology, Brasenose and Lincoln Colls, Oxford, 1959–73; Hebrew Lectr, Exeter Coll., Oxford, 1969–73; Canon of Westminster, 1973–82; Treas., 1974–78; Sub-Dean and Lector Theologiae, 1978–82; Rector of St Margaret’s, Westminster, and Speaker’s Chaplain, 1978–82. Governor of Pusey House, Oxford, 1970–78; Exam. Chaplain to Bp of Oxford, 1960–78, to Bp of Southwark, 1973–78. Governor: Westminster Sch., 1974–81; Ripon Coll., Cuddesdon, 1974–80; Westminster City Sch., 1978–82; Dorset Inst. of Higher Educn, 1982–86; Bishop Wordsworth’s Sch., 1982–93; Sherborne Sch., 1982–93; Salisbury & Wells Theological Coll., 1982–93; Pres. of Council, Marlborough Coll., 1982–93; Trustee, Harold Buxton Trust, 1973–79. Dorrance Vis. Prof., Trinity Coll., Hartford, Conn, USA, 1967; Vis. Prof., King’s Coll., London, 1974–77; Hulsean Preacher, Univ. of Cambridge, 1979; Select Preacher, Univ. of Oxford, 1983; Stephenson Lectr, Univ. of Sheffield, 1994; Warburton Lectr, Inns of Court, 1994. Chairman: Defence Theol Working Party, C of E Bd for Social Responsibility, 1980–82; C of E Doctrine Commn, 1985–87 (Mem., 1967–76, 1977–81, 1984–87); House of Bps Working Party on Nature of Christian Belief, 1985–86, on Issues in Human Sexuality, 1990–91; Member: Faith and Order Advisory Gp, C of E Bd for Mission and Unity, 1976–81; Cttee for Theological Education, 1982–85; Standing Commn, WCC Faith and Order Commn, 1983–87; Exec. Cttee, CCJ, 1995–97; Vice-President: Nat. Family Mediation, 1993–; Sudan Church Assoc., 1994–. Pres., Anglican Soc. for Welfare of Animals, 1998–2008. Chaplain, Playing Card Makers’ Co., 1977. DD Lambeth, 1991


The Foolishness of God, 1970; Travels in Oudamovia, 1976; Prophecy in the Church, 1976; The Living Splendour of Westminster Abbey, 1977; The Whole Family of God, 1981; The Right Time, 1981; Evidence for the Resurrection, 1986; Christian Civilisation and Common Security, 1990; The Faith of a Christian, 1996; contrib. to: Man: Fallen and Free (ed Kemp), 1969; Thinking about the Eucharist (ed Ramsey), 1972; Church Membership and Intercommunion (ed Kent and Murray), 1973; What about the New Testament? (ed Hooker and Hickling), 1975; Man and Nature (ed Montefiore), 1975; Studia Biblica I, 1978; Religious Studies and Public Examinations (ed Hulmes and Watson), 1980; Believing in the Church, 1981; Hospice: the living Idea (ed Saunders, Summers and Teller), 1981; Darwin: a Commemoration (ed R. J. Berry), 1982; Unholy Warfare (ed D. Martin and P. Mullen), 1983; The Challenge of Northern Ireland, 1984; Lessons before Midnight (ed J. White), 1984; Feminine in the Church (ed M. Furlong), 1984; Dropping the Bomb (ed J. Gladwin), 1985; Theology and Racism, I (ed K. Leech), 1985; Peace Together (ed C. Barrett), 1986; Working for the Kingdom (ed J. Fuller), 1986; Faith and Renewal (ed T. F. Best), 1986; Church, Kingdom, World (ed G. Limouris), 1986; Women Priests? (ed A. Peberdy), 1988; For the Love of Animals (ed B. and M. Annett), 1989; Liberating Life (ed S. McFague et al), 1990; The Extended Circle (ed J. Wynne Tyson), 1990; Praying for Peace (ed M. Hare Duke), 1991; The Church, Medicine and the New Age (ed J. Watt), 1995; The Warburton Lectures 1985–94, 1995; Community-Unity-Communion: essays in honour of Mary Tanner (ed C. Podmore), 1998; Act of Synod—Act of Folly? (ed M. Furlong), 1998; translations: W. Eichrodt, Theology of the Old Testament, vol. 1 1961, vol. 2 1967; T. Bovet, That They May Have Life, 1964; J. Daniélou, Theology of Jewish Christianity, 1964; H. von Campenhausen, Ecclesiastical Authority and Spiritual Power, 1969; H. von Campenhausen, The Formation of the Christian Bible, 1972; J. Daniélou, Gospel Message and Hellenistic Culture, 1973; (with David Smith) J. Daniélou, The Origins of Latin Christianity, 1977




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