Roland Frye

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Roland Mushat Frye (July 3, 1921 – January 13, 2005) was an American English literature scholar and theologian.

Frye was born in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1943 he interrupted his studies to enlist in the United States Army and fought at the Battle of the Bulge, winning a Bronze Star. Frye also fought at the Battle of Remagen.[citation needed]

After the war, Frye taught at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., but missed teaching.[citation needed] He was Schelling Professor of English Literature University of Pennsylvania from 1965 until his retirement in 1983. In 1978, he co-founded the Center of Theological Inquiry, an independent institution sponsored by the Princeton Theological Seminary.[citation needed]

Frye was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award by the American Philosophical Society.[citation needed] He was a Presbyterian elder.[citation needed]


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