Davies, John Newton
1881-1957; e.m.1905

New Testament scholar, born in Denbigh on 25 February 1881 into a Methodist family. He took his BA at the University of Wales in 1902 and while at Didsbury College (1902-1905) obtained his BD (Manchester). After serving in Llandrindod Wells, Cardiff, Launceston and Liverpool, in 1919 he was appointed Visiting Professor in New Testament Greek Exegesis at Drew Theological Seminary (later Drew University), becoming full Professor in 1926. In the same year he received the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology from Syracuse University. In 1927 he transferred to the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His scholarship was demonstrated in Rightly Dividing the Word (1929) and in contributions to the Abingdon Bible Commentary. He retired in 1949, returning to Britain and living in Bournemouth, and died on 31 January 1957. After his death Mrs, Sarah Davies, whom he had married in 1909, established a trust fund in his name at Wesley House, Cambridge.

  • New York Conference Minutes
  • United Methodist Church Archives
  • Drew University Archives