Following a ten-year period at Woolwich, Robinson returned to Cambridge in 1969 as Fellow and Dean of Chapel at Trinity College, where he did not hold a teaching post but lectured and continued to write.Robinson was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1983 states: "Robinson notes that Christ, in Origen's old words, remains on the Cross so long as one sinner remains in [H]ell. © The Delegates of the Oxford University Press and the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press 1961, 1970.
However, he said as he was dying that he "never doubted the essential truth of Christianity," which suggests he had not abandoned the idea of God.
Robinson seemed to rapidly become a person upon whom religious people projected their own ideas of what he was like, and the book The Honest to God Debate, edited by Robinson and by David L Edwards, also published in 1963, contains a mixture of articles which either praise Robinson for his approach or accuse him of atheism.
"If the chronology of the documents and the pattern of development should turn out to be anything like what I have suggested, then there will be scope for numerous new 'trajectories' to be drawn and for rewriting many introductions to - and ultimately theologies of - the New Testament.
For dates remain disturbingly fundamental data." Dr.
"The media furore concerning "Honest to God" – one which was to portray him as anything but conservative in the public mind - led to a criticism of Robinson in the Church Assembly – the precursor of the General Synod by the Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey, and there were calls from many quarters for Robinson to resign or be deposed.
Whilst Ramsey took Robinson to task for his views, Ramsey's pamphlet "Image Old and New" rushed out as a response, did not entirely dismiss what had been said.
He was educated at Marlborough College, then an all-boys independent school in Marlborough, Wiltshire.
He studied at Jesus College, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge, and then trained for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge. In 1948, Robinson became chaplain of Wells Theological College, where he wrote his first book, In the End, God.
Robinson also made the Book of James very early - this makes sense since it is widely agreed that the theology in that epistle is somewhat raw and undeveloped, totally unlike the towering maturity of Paul in Romans! ROBINSON'S REDATED NEW TESTAMENT CHRONOLOGY James - c.