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Liston Pope

Liston Pope, American educator, clergyman. Recipient John Addison Porter prize Yale, 1940; Julius Rosenwald fellowship for research, Africa, 1949. Fellow Saybrook College Yale.; Member National Council Religion Higher Education, World Council Churches (Executive Committee 1954-1961), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Upsilon.

Background

  • Pope, Liston was born on September 6, 1909 in Thomasville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Robie Lester and Dora (Younts) Pope.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Duke, 1929, Bachelor of Divinity, 1932, Doctor of Divinity, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale 1940. S.T.D., Boston University, 1950.

      Doctor of Divinity, Grinnell College, 1957. Doctor of Theology, U. Geneva, 1959. Doctor of Divinity, Bucknell U., 1960.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Coe College, 1953, Bradley U., 1957, Rollins College, 1960.

    Career

    • Associate pastor Wesley Memorial Church, High Point, North Carolina, 1932-1935. Ordained to Congressional ministry, 1935. Pastor Humphrey St. Congressional Church, New Haven, 1935-1938.

      Lecturer social ethics Yale, 1938-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1944, associate professor, 1944-1947, Gilbert L. Stark professor social ethics, 1947-1973, dean Division School, 1949-1962. Alden Tuthill lecturer Chicago Theological Seminary, 1945. Merrick lecturer Ohio Wesleyan University, 1950.

      Wallace lecturer Macalester College, 1950. Gray lecturer Duke, 1952. Shaffer lecturer Northwestern University, 1954.

      Hein lecturer, 1958; Finch lecturer High Point College, 1960. Chairman Executive Committee American Association Theological Schools, 1957-1962. Trustee Phelps-Stokes Fund, 1946-1959, Vassar College, 1954-1960, Theological Education Fund, 1959-1962, Franklin and Marshall College.

      President of the board directors Prospect Hill School, 1953-1955, 59-60.

    Works

    • Author: Millhands and Preachers, 1942. The Kingdom Beyond Caste, 1957. Editor: Social Action magazine, 1944-1948.

      Labor’s Relations to Church and Community, 1947. Contributor articles to New York Times, Sat. Review, other journals.

    Membership

    Fellow Saybrook College Yale. Member National Council Religion Higher Education, World Council Churches (Executive Committee 1954-1961), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Upsilon. Clubs: Morys, Faculty (New Haven).

    Connections

    • Married Bennie Purvis, February 3, 1934 (deceased).; married second, Gerd Thoresen. Children: Mary (Mistress.
    • father: Robie Lester Pope
    • mother: Dora (Younts) Pope
    • spouses: Bennie Purvis
    • Gerd Thoresen.
    • child: Mary (Mrs Pope
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    Died April 15, 1974
    (aged 64)
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