It attracted a large number ofChristian graduate students, many of whom
were graduates of Christian colleges in the United States.
As a teacher, heexcelled. His lectures were stimulating and the load
was heavy. His graduate seminars were a treat asthe students doing Scottish
studies met for tea and a three hoursession on Tuesday afternoon and those
studying nineteenth centurythemes meeting on Wednesday. He often
directed twelve graduate students at a time in the British tutorial model. Dr.
and Mrs.Reid entertained many students in their home and, while they had
no children of their own, theyhelped many graduate and undergraduate
students in both intellectualand spiritual development. He continued to
support and befriend his students long after their graduation.
Dr. Reid was also one of the leaders inthe Presbyterian Church in
Canada. His father had given leadershipto the Presbyterians who refused to
join the United Church of Canada and Stanford walked inhis father's
footsteps. His voice was strong for a continuedallegiance to the Westminster
Confession and an evangelical approach to theology. He served onthe Board
of both Knox Collegein Toronto and Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia.
His continuing interest is Reformed themes is illustrated bythe foundation of
The Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust forthe promotion of Reformed and
Presbyterian Theological Education in Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org).
He was one of Canada'soutstanding Christian scholars whose work
opened new doors and whose encouragement helped developa generation
of historians. Whether youshared his Christian commitment or not, you
never left his classes without understanding that his faith was importantfor
him and that that faith was the motivation for seekingexcellence in
scholarship and life.
(Bob Wilson was a graduate student with Stanford Reid)
ETHEL RANKIN in MEMORIAM
Contrary to a premature report in the Fall 1998 Newsletter, Dr. Ethel
Rankin passed awayonly on November 7, 2000 after battling with leukemia
and Alzheimer's Disease,we are informed by William F. Hunter, Editor of
THE BIOLAUNIVERSITY EMERITI NEWSLETTER. For several years she
had been living at Park Vista-Morningsideretirement complex in Fullerton.
Prof. Rankin was a Biola University professor from1969 to 1979. She became
a member of CFH in 1975, during the time of her tenure at Biola University.