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Arthur Powell Davies

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Arthur Powell Davies, British clergyman, author. member of the board of trustees Meadville Theological School, University of Chicago: board directors Unitarian Service Committee; Club: Cosmos.

Background

Davies, Arthur Powell was born on June 5, 1902 in irkenhead. England. Son of Arthur and Martha (Powell) Davies.

Education

Bachelor of Divinity, Richmond College, University of London, 1925. Doctor of Divinity, Meadville College, 1947. Doctor of Humane Letters, Howard University, 1955.

Career

Came to the United States, 1928, naturalized citizen, 1935. Methodist ministry, 1925-1933. Unitarian since 1933.

Pastor, Ilford, London, 1925-1928, Portland, Maine, 1929-1932, Summit, New Jersey, 1933-1944. Pastor All Souls Church, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1944. Chairman Emergency Conference on Civilian Control of Atomic Energy.

President Food for Freedom, 1946-1947.

Works

  • Author: American Destiny, 1942. The Faith of An Unrepentant Liberal, 1946. America’s Real Religion, 1948.

    Man’s Vast Future. 1951. The Temptation To Be Good, 1952. The Urge to Persecute, 1953.

    The Language of the Heart. 1955

  • The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, 1956. The Ten Commandments, 1956.

    The First Christian, 1957. Contributor to mags. Sneaker on current affairs.

Membership

Member of the board of trustees Meadville Theological School, University of Chicago: board directors Unitarian Service Committee. Club: Cosmos.

Connections

Married Muriel Avenbury Hannah, December 28, 1927. Children: Gwendolyn, Bronwen.

father:
Arthur Davies

mother:
Martha (Powell) Davies

spouse:
Muriel Avenbury Hannah

children:
Gwendolyn Davies

Bronwen Davies