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Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School


1897

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Description

Eight stone statues of theologians all related to Cambridge.

From south to north:

Cambridge - Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School
1. Desiderius Erasmus
Cambridge - Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School
2. Lancelot Andrewes

    In the tower of the south wing:
  1. ERASMUS.
    Desiderius Erasmus (1466/69 - 1536), Dutch humanist and Catholic theologian, he studied the Greek New Testament in Cambridge (Wikipedia).

    Northern façade of south wing:

  2. ANDREWES.
    Lancelot Andrewes (1555 - 1626), English clergyman and scholar, Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester (Wikipedia).

Cambridge - Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School
3. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Cambridge - Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School
4. Thomas Cranmer
Cambridge - Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School
5. Saint John Fisher
Cambridge - Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School
6. John Pearson

    In de middle section from south to north:

  1. LIGHTFOOT.
    Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828 - 1889), English theologian and Bishop of Durham (Wikipedia).
  2. CRANMER.
    Thomas Cranmer (1489 - 1556), leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury (Wikipedia).
  3. FISHER.
    Saint John Fisher (1469 - 1535), English Roman Catholic Bishop, cardinal and martyr (Wikipedia).
  4. PEARSON.
    John Pearson (1612 - 1686), English theologian and scholar (Wikipedia).

Cambridge - Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School
7. Matthew Parker
Cambridge - Façade statues of Selwyn Divinity School
8. John Lightfoot

    Southern façade of north wing:
  1. PARKER.
    Matthew Parker (1504 - 1575), English theologian, Archbishop of Canterbury (Wikipedia).

    Western façade of north wing:

  2. LIGHTFOOT.
    John Lightfoot (1602 - 1675), English churchman, rabbinical scholar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge (Wikipedia).

Annotation

The building was built in 1897 and designed by Basil Champneys. The faculty of Divinity has since moved to a new larger structure and this building has reverted to St John's College.

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Andrewes, Lancelot
  • Bishop
  • Clergyman
  • Cranmer, Thomas
  • Erasmus, Desiderius
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Fisher, John
  • Lightfoot, John
  • Lightfoot, Joseph Barber
  • Parker, Matthew
  • Pearson (1612-1686), John
  • Theologian
  • Location (N 52°12'28" - E 0°7'5")

    Item Code: gbee007; Photograph: 25 October 2009
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