New Testament scholar, born in England and educated at Oxford (Lincoln College and Cuddesdon College, 1895). He moved to the USA and taught at Harvard where he wrote (1907) controversially on the resurrection narratives in the gospels, and also on the earlier Pauline epistles in which he drew attention to Hellenistic influences. He was co‐editor of the well‐known but unfinished five‐volume Beginnings of Christianity with Cambridge scholar F. J. Foakes‐Jackson, who also emigrated to the USA and lectured at Union Theological Seminary.