Burton, Ernest De Witt, 1856–1925, American biblical scholar, b. Granville, Ohio. From 1882 to 1923 he served as professor of New Testament literature and interpretation at the Univ. of Chicago, of which he became president in 1923. He wrote A Short Introduction to the Gospels (rev. by H. R. Willoughby, 1926); with E. J. Goodspeed, Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels (1917) and Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels in Greek (1920); and, with Shailer Mathews, The Life of Christ (rev. ed. 1927).
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