Paul Woolley (historian)

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Paul Woolley (16 March 1902 – 17 March 1984) was professor of Church history at Westminster Theological Seminary from its inception in 1929 until his retirement in 1977.[1]

Woolley studied at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, but left to form the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1936.

In 1982, a Festschrift was published in his honor. John Calvin: His Influence in the Western World (ISBN 0310447216) was edited by W. Stanford Reid and included contributions from Robert Godfrey, Philip Edgcumbe Hughes, George Marsden, and R. T. Kendall.

The Paul Woolley Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary is named in his honor.


  1. ^ "Paul Woolley". Westminster Theological Seminary. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
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