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Theology educator , politics educator

Alan Francis Geyer, American theology educator, politics educator. Board trustees Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1970-1973; member National Committee United States-China Relations, since 1966. Fellow Society Values in Higher Education; member American Political Science Association, Society Christian Ethics (president 1984-1985), International Institute Strategic Studies, United Nations Association, Arms Control Association.

Background

Geyer, Alan Francis was born on August 3, 1931 in Dover, New Jersey, United States. Son of Curtis Bayley and Ada Lucile (Wehrly) Geyer.

Education

Bachelor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1952. STB, Boston University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1961.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Ohio Wesleyan, 1970.

Career

Assistant professor political science Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA., 1957-1958. Pastor Trinity Methodist Church, Newark, 1958-1960. Assistant professor, associate professor political science Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, 1960-1965.

Director international relations United Church Christ, New York City, 1965-1968. Editor The Christian Century The Christian Century Foundation, Chicago, 1968-1972. Dag Hammarskjold professor peace studies Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1972-1977.

Executive director Church Center Theology and Public Policy, Washington, 1977-1987. Professor political ethics and ecumenics Wesley Theological Seminary, 1987-1996. Resident ethicist Washington National Cathedral, 1994-1996.

Ecumenist Washington National Cathedral, 1997-2000. Governing board National Council Churches, New York, 1982-1984. Consultant United Methodist Council Bishops, 1984-1986.

Advisory World Council Churches, Geneva, 1968, 83. Senior scholar Ch's. Center for Theology and Public Policy, Washington, since 1987.

Canon ethicist Washington National Cathedral, since 2000.

Works

Politics

Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.

Views

Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

Membership

Board trustees Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1970-1973. Member National Committee United States-China Relations, since 1966. Fellow Society Values in Higher Education.

Member American Political Science Association, Society Christian Ethics (president 1984-1985), International Institute Strategic Studies, United Nations Association, Arms Control Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: composing music, cartography, astronomy, model trains, sports.

Connections

Married Joanne Shirley Goodnow, March 28, 1953 (divorced 1984). Children: Nancy Kathryn, Peter Lincoln, David Curtis, Philip Marshall. Married Barbara Graham Green, April 20, 1985.

Children: Christopher Donald Green Geyer, Elisabeth Frances Green Geyer.

father:
Curtis Bayley Geyer

mother:
Ada Lucile (Wehrly) Geyer

spouse:
Joanne Shirley Goodnow

spouse:
Barbara Graham Green

child:
Elisabeth Frances Green Geyer

child:
Nancy Kathryn Geyer

child:
Peter Lincoln Geyer

child:
Philip Marshall Geyer

child:
Christopher Donald Green Geyer

child:
David Curtis Geyer