Fairweather, Eugene Rathbone
Eugene Rathbone Fairweather, theologian, ecumenist (b at Ottawa 2 Nov 1920). An ordained priest of the Anglican Church of Canada, Fairweather was a member of the theological faculty of Trinity College, University of Toronto, from 1944 until his retirement in 1986. He was dean of divinity 1983-85. He is known as a Thomist, and is intensely interested in ecumenical conversations, particularly with the Roman Catholic Church. He served on the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, for which he received the Cross of the Order of St Augustine's of Canterbury in 1981. He has been a member of the Canadian and World Council of Churches' Commissions on Faith and Order and was a delegated observer at Vatican II. He is a member of the Board of Patrons of the Ecumenical Institute for Advanced Theological Research, Tantur, Jerusalem. Fairweather assisted in the founding of the Canadian Journal of Theology and was its editor (1960-70). He has worked to promote ecumenical co-operation in theological education in the university.