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Francis Nigel Lee (5 December 1934 – 23 December 2011[1]) was a British-born Christian theologian and minister. Lee was particularly known for the large number of academic degrees he earned from a variety of institutions. He obtained BA, LLB and MA degrees from the University of Cape Town; L.Th, BD, M.Th and Th.D degrees from the University of Stellenbosch; a PhD from the University of the Free State; and several other doctorates from unaccredited institutions, including D.Min, STD and D.Hum degrees from Whitefield Theological Seminary.[2]

Francis Nigel Lee
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Born(1934-12-05)5 December 1934
Died23 December 2011(2011-12-23) (aged 77)
OccupationProfessor, minister, writer

Lee was born in Kendal in the UK, but emigrated as a child to South Africa, where he became a minister. Lee moved to the USA, where he served as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, as Professor of Philosophy at Shelton College, New Jersey and as Academic Dean of Graham Bible College in Bristol, Tennessee.[2] Lee then moved to Australia, where he served as Professor at the Presbyterian Church of Queensland Theological Hall.

Stuart Piggin notes that Lee "exuberantly led the resurgence of Reformed theology among Queensland Presbyterians."[3]

Lee was a firm advocate of the historicist method of interpretation in Christian eschatology.


  1. ^ "The Works of Rev. Prof Dr F.N. Lee". Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b "About the Author". Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  3. ^ Piggin, Stuart (2004). Spirit of a Nation: The Story of Australia's Christian Heritage. Strand Publishing. p. 183.

Further readingEdit

  • Dallas Clarnette, For Christ and His Kingdom: The Life And Work Of Francis Nigel Lee. Palmer Higgs Books, 2014.

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