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 François Bovon

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François Bovon

  • Birth 13 Mar 1938 Lausanne, District de Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Death 1 Nov 2013 Vaud, Switzerland
  • Burial Chene-Bougeries, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Memorial ID 121325175

He was a Swiss biblical scholar and historian of early Christianity. He was the Frothingham Professor Emeritus of the History of Religion at Harvard Divinity School. Bovon was a graduate of the University of Lausanne and held a doctorate in theology from the University of Basel. From 1967 to 1993, he taught in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Geneva. Bovon was an honorary professor at the University of Geneva and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala. He was president of the Swiss Society of Theology from 1973 to 1977. Bovon was the author of numerous books on early Christianity, and co-edited the first volume of Écrits apocryphes chrétiens in the series La Pléiade (published by Gallimard). He also wrote several books on Luke the Evangelist and the Gospel of Luke, including a major critical commentary (in the series EKK). He died in 2013.


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  • Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 6 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121325175
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for François Bovon (13 Mar 1938–1 Nov 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121325175, citing Cimetière de Chêne-Bougeries, Chene-Bougeries, Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland ; Maintained by Peterborough "K" (contributor 46537737) .