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Charles Anthony Swainson

1820-1887. Anglican theologian. Son of a Liverpool merchant, he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 1837. Later he became a fellow of Christ's College (1841), principal of Chichester Theological College (1854), Norisian professor of divinity at Cambridge (1864), master of Christ's College (1881), and vice-chancellor of the university (1885). He was an authority on church creeds and liturgies; he traveled widely to view early manuscripts and published several works on the subject. His book, The Greek Liturgies (1884), is still used. Generous, unselfish, and devoted to the practical work of the ministry despite his high academic standing, he reckoned himself a disciple of Hooker* and the older English divines.