Along with Harvard theologian Harvey Cox , he spearheaded the field of secular theology and, like William Barclay , he was a believer in universal salvation. Robinson was born on 16 May in the precincts of Canterbury Cathedral , England, where his father was a canon. He was educated at Marlborough College , then an all-boys independent school in Marlborough, Wiltshire. Robinson was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in and as a priest in
It isn't often that the liberal critics from the left of Biblical scholarship comfort and support the conservative right. Yet the Anglican cleric John A. Robinson, whose popular book Honest to God scandalized the religious world of two decades past, has turned the weapons of Biblical criticism against the positions of fellow liberals in his new book Redating the New Testament. His temerarious propositions assert that every book in the New Testament may well have reached its present form before A.