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Ronald Truman Farrar

Ronald Truman Farrar, American journalism educator. Recipient national research award Society Professional Journalists, 1969.

Background

  • Farrar, Ronald Truman was born on July 3, 1935 in Fordyce, Arkansas, United States. Son of Truman Langdon and Grace Lena (Johnson) Farrar.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Arkansas, 1957. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1965.

    Career

    • With various newspapers, Arkansas, Iowa, 1956-1961. Assistant professor journalism Indiana University, Bloomington, 1964-1970. Professor, chairman department Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1970-1973, University Mississippi, Oxford, 1973-1977.

      Director journalism University Kentucky, Lexington, 1977-1981, professor, 1981-1986, University South Carolina, Columbia, since 1986.

    Works

    Politics

    God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

    Religion

    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Church decisions should be made as openly as possible, giving opportunities for all to contribute. It is important for all views to be heard and taken seriously, especially where Christians disagree.

    Connections

    • Married Gayla Dennis, June 3, 1961. Children: Janet Farrar Worthington, Bradley Truman.
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    • 1957
      University Arkansas
    • 1962
      University Iowa
    • 1965
      University Missouri
    • 1956 - 1961
      With various newspapers
      Arkansas, United States
    • 1964 - 1970
      assistant, professor journalism Indiana University
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1970 - 1973
      professor, department Southern Methodist University
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1970 - 1973
      chairman, department Southern Methodist University
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1973 - 1977
      professor, department Southern Methodist University
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States
    • 1973 - 1977
      chairman, department Southern Methodist University
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States
    • 1977 - 1981
      director, journalism University Kentucky
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1986
      director, journalism University Kentucky
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
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