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Gary Scott Smith

Gary Scott Smith, American historian, educator, clergyman. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church (United States of America), 1982. Named Pennsylvania Professor of Year, Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and Computer-Aided Software Engineering, 2001. Member Conference Faith and History.

Background

  • Smith, Gary Scott was born on October 12, 1950 in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Roger Gary and Arlene (Boardman) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Grove City College, 1972. Master of Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1977. Master of Arts in History, Johns Hopkins University, 1979.

      Doctor of Philosophy in History, Johns Hopkins University, 1981.

    Career

    • Campus missioner Coalition for Christian Outreach, Edinboro (Pennsylvania) State College, 1972-1974. Guest lecturer religion and philosophy Grove City (Pennsylvania) College, 1978-1980, instructor sociology, 1980-1981, assistant professor, co-director Christian ministries program, 1981-1985, associate professor, 1985-1990, professor, 1990-1999, professor history, since 1999. Coordinator Humanities Core, since 1999.

      Interim pastor Clen-Moore United Presbyterian Church, New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1983. Stated supply pastor Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 1996-2006.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church (United States of America), 1982.

    Works

    • The Search for Social Salvation
    • In their studies of social Christianity, scholars of American religion have devoted critical attention to a group of theologically liberal pastors, primarily in the Northeast.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Conference Faith and History.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Marie Hodgson, January 4, 1997. Children: Gregory Scott, Joel Andrew.
    • father: Roger Gary Smith
    • mother: Arlene (Boardman) Smith
    • spouse: Jane Marie Hodgson
    • children: Gregory Scott Smith
    • Joel Andrew Smith
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    Born October 12, 1950
    (age 67)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Grove City College
    • 1977
      Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    • 1979
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1981
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1972 - 1974
      Campus missioner Coalition for Christian Outreach
    • 1999
      coordinator, Humanities Core
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