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Casserley, Julian Victor Langmead  

(Nov. 28, 1909-Aug. 27, 1978). Theologian. He was born in London and educated at the London School of Economics and King's College, London. Casserley was ordained deacon on Sept. 24, 1933, and priest on Sept. 30, 1934, both by the Bishop of Southwark in England. He served various churches in England until 1952 when he came to the United States to be professor of dogmatic theology at General Theological Seminary. He remained there until 1959. In 1960 he became the professor of philosophy and theology at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. On Apr. 18, 1960, Casserley was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He retired in 1975, and moved to Kittery, Maine. He was active at Christ Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during his retirement. Among his numerous books are The Christian in Philosophy (1949), The Retreat from Christianity in the Modern World (1952), No Faith of My Own (1950), Graceful Reason (1954), and Apologetics and Evangelism (1962). Casserley died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After his death a number of his former friends and colleagues founded the Julian Casserley Research Center at the General Theological Seminary. The center sought to encourage scholarly research into Casserley's works and to make his thought more available to clergy and lay persons in the church. The center also published new editions of his writings. It is now inactive. 

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