Position

AHA President, 1898

Institution

Yale University

From the American Historical Review 15:3 (April 1910)

George Park Fisher (August 10, 1827–December 20, 1909) of Yale University died on December 20, at the age of eighty-two. A professor of ecclesiastical history in Yale University since 1861, he had published in that field several volumes distinguished by abundant learning, careful statement, clearness, and comprehensiveness of view. The chief of these were his History of the Reformation (1873), his History of the Christian Church (1888), and his History of Christian Doctrine (1896). Besides many theological books, he also printed, in 1885, Outlines of Universal History. In 1897–1898 he was president of the American Historical Association. Dr. Fisher was a man of singular urbanity and charm of manner and conversation.

 

Bibliography

The reformation. By George P. Fisher. New York, Scribner: Armstrong, and co., 1873

Discussions in history and theology. By George P. Fisher. New York, Scribner, 1880; Reprint, New York: Garland Pub., 1987.

Manual of Christian evidences. By George Park Fisher. New York, Scribner, 1888

A brief history of the nations and of their progress in civilization. By George Park Fisher. New York: American book company, 1896.

History of Christian doctrine. By George Park Fisher. New York, C. Scribner’s sons, 1896; New edition edited by Hubert Cunliffe-Jones, assisted by Benjamin Drewery. Edinburgh: Clark, 1978.

The grounds of theistic and Christian belief. By George Park Fisher. Rev. edition: in great part rewritten. New York, C. Scribner’s sons, 1902.

History of the Christian church. By George Park Fisher. New York: C. Scribner’s sons, 1903. Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1976.

The colonial era. By George Park Fisher. New York: C. Scribner’s sons, 1908.