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Nock, Arthur Darby (21 February 1902–11 January 1963), historian of religion and classical scholar, was born at Portsmouth, England, the son of Cornelius Nock and Alice Mary Ann Page. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, the college of William Robertson Smith and James G. Frazer, from which he received his B.A. in 1922 and his M.A. in 1926. He was Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, 1923–1930, University Lecturer in Classics at Cambridge, 1926–1930, and visiting lecturer in the history of religions at Harvard, 1929–1930, having probably obtained the latter position on the recommendation of Gilbert Murray to ...

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Warren, William Fairfield (13 March 1833–06 December 1929), Methodist Episcopal minister and college president, was born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, son of Mather Warren and Anne Miller Fairfield, farmers. An 1853 graduate of Wesleyan University, he began his lengthy educational career by opening a private classical school in Mobile, Alabama. Ordained a Methodist minister in the New England Conference in 1855, he worked for a year as pastor in Ballardvale, Massachusetts, while attending Andover Theological Seminary. From 1856 to 1858 he studied at the Universities of Berlin and Halle, receiving a D.D. from the latter institution. During this period Warren traveled widely in Europe and the Near East, developing his distinctive global perspective in educational matters. On his return to Massachusetts in 1858 he worked as a pastor, first in Wilbraham and then at the Bromfield Street Church in Boston....