The Writings of J. Paterson Smyth

1852

Born February 2nd at Killarney (Kenmare), Ireland into the Church of Ireland, which is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion operating across the island of Ireland, and the largest non-Roman Catholic religious body on the island. His father was George Smyth.

1876

Entered School at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

1880

Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Honors included being a double first-honors man, a triple-prize man, and a Senior Moderator on the Gold Medal list in Moral and Mental Philosophy.

1880

Bachelor in Laws (Trinity College in Dublin).

1880

Ordered Deacon (Anglican).

1881

Entered Priesthood (Anglican).

1881 -1883

Curate of Lisburn Cathedral, Dublin.

1883-1888

Curate of Harold's Cross, Dublin.

1886

Wrote How We Got Our Bible.

1888

Bachelor in Divinity (Trinity College in Dublin).

1888

Bachelor in Laws (Trinity College in Dublin).

1888-1902

Incumbent of Christ Church Kingstown, Ireland.

1889-1907

Chaplain to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

1890

Wrote The Old Documents and the New Bible.

1892

Wrote How God Inspired the Bible.

1893

Doctorate in Laws  (Trinity College in Dublin).

1896

Wrote The Divine Library: Suggestions how to Read the Bible.

1900

Wrote  The Gospel of the Hereafter.

circa 1900

Wrote Social Service Ideals.

1901

Doctorate in Letters  (Trinity College in Dublin).

1901-1908

Wrote The Bible for the Young series (included The Book of Genesis, Moses and the Exodus, Joshua and the Judges, The Prophets and Kings, and St. Matthew's Gospel of the Kingdom).


Wrote Calendar I and Calendar III of the Church of Ireland Sunday School Lessons five calendar program. These calendars contained some of  the material from The Bible for the Young series, except that Calendar III also included additional writing covering the book of Mark and the first 8 chapters of the book of Acts.

1902

Master in Arts  (Trinity College in Dublin).

1902-1907

Vicar of St Ann's, Dublin.

1902-1907

Professor of Pastoral Theology at Trinity College in Dublin.

1907

Wrote The Preacher and his Sermon.

circa 1917

Wrote The Story of St Paul's Life and Letters.

1907-1926

Active at St. George's in Montreal, Canada.

1909-1926

Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Montreal.

1910-1914

Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal.

1913-1924

Archdeacon of St. Andrew's and Clarendon, Montreal.

circa 1914

Wrote Our Bible in the Making as Seen by Modern Research.

circa 1915

Wrote A Syrian Love Story and Other Sermons. In the sermon God’s Talents there is an example Dr. Smyth gives  wherein he refers to having two sons. One of these sons apparently passed away prior to 1921 (see note on 1921 and on 1940).

circa 1915

Wrote God and the War and The Men Who Died in Battle.

 1921

Wrote A People's Life of Christ . The dedication is “To My Boy in the Unseen”. This is an apparent reference to one of at least two sons that Dr Smyth had - in this case, a son which passed away prior to 1921 (See first circa 1915 note  as well as the note on 1940).

1922

Wrote On the Rim of the World.

circa 1923

Wrote When the Christ Came - The Highlands of Galilee Considered Volume 5 in the The Bible For School and Home Series, which was renamed from the original The Bible for the Young series.

circa 1923

Wrote "When the Christ Came - The Road to Jerusalem" Considered Volume 6 in the The Bible For School and Home Series.

circa 1924

Wrote God, Conscience and the Bible.

1924-1926

Archdeacon of Montreal.

1926

Resignation from St George's due to poor health.

circa 1927

Wrote Myself and Other Problems.

circa 1929

Wrote A Boys and Girls Life of Christ.

circa 1930

Wrote Marriage and Romance.

1932

Died February 14th (Age 80).

1940

Only  remaining son, Geoffry Neville Paterson Smyth (age 39) and his wife, Carol Ross (age 30), died childless on July 12th.

1941

Wife, Annie Josephine Ferrar died October 13th (Age 77).


1988


Photographers Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington used extensive excerpts from A People’s Life of Christ to Narrate their pictorial guide to places Jesus knew, named His Land.

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