Frei, Hans W.

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  • 1922 Apr 29: Born in Breslau, Germany to Wilhelm and Magda Frankfurter Frei; his father was on the medical faculty of the University of Breslau
  • 1935 - 1938 : Attended Friends' School, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
  • 1938: Emigrated to United States
  • 1942: B.S., North Carolina State College
  • 1945: B.D., Yale Divinity School
  • 1945 - 1947 : Minister, First Baptist Church, North Stratford, New Hampshire
  • 1947: Entered Graduate School of Yale University
  • 1948: Married Geraldine Frost Nye -- children: Thomas (1952), Jonathan (1955), Emily (1957)
  • 1950 - 1953 : Assistant Professor of Religion, Wabash College, Indiana
  • 1953 - 1956 : Associate Professor of Theology, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
  • 1954: Visiting Lecturer, Southern Methodist University
  • 1956: Ph.D., Yale University
  • 1956 - 1957 : Professor of Theology, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
  • 1957 - 1963 : Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University
  • 1959 - 1960 : Morse Fellow; Fulbright Award for research at the University of G�ttingen, German
  • 1963 - 1974 : Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Yale
  • 1966 - 1967 : American Association of Theological Schools Fellowship and Yale Senior Faculty Fellowship for research at Cambridge, England
  • 1970 - 1971 : Acting Master, Silliman College
  • 1972 - 1980 : Master, Ezra Stiles College
  • 1974 - 1988 : Professor of Religious Studies, Yale
  • 1975 - 1976 : Chairman, Council of Masters
  • 1976: National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar director at Yale; taught "Modernity as Temptation", course for college teachers
  • 1978: George F. Thomas Memorial Lecture, Princeton University
  • 1983: Shaffer Lectures, Yale Divinity School
  • 1983 - 1986 : Chairman, Department of Religious Studies, Yale
  • 1987: Edward Cadbury Lectures, University of Birmingham, England
  • 1988Sep 12: Died

From the guide to the Hans Wilhelm Frei Papers, 1957-1992, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

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referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hans Wilhelm Frei Papers, 1957-1992 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Sydney Ahlstrom Papers, 1931-1988 Yale University Divinity School Library
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associatedWith Clebsch, William A. person
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