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Religious studies educator , writer

Benjamin Wirt Farley, religious studies educator, writer. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1963. Named Writer of the Season, Nostalgia magazine, 1990; Fund for Theological Education fellow, 1970; Thomas Carey Johnson scholar Union Theological Seminary, 1963.

Background

Farley, Benjamin Wirt was born on August 6, 1935 in Manila, The Philippines. Son of Wirt Pamplin and Bessie (Campbell) White Farley.

Education

AB, Davidson College, 1958. Bachelor's Degree, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1963. Master of Theology, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1964.

Doctor of Philosophy, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1976.

Career

Instructor, Lees-MacRae College, Banner-Elk, North Carolina, 1973-1974;assistant professor bible, religion, philosophy, Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina., 1974-1978;associate professor, Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina., 1978-1984;Younts professor, Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina., since 1985;chair bible, relgion, philosophy department, Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina., 1978-1991.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1963.

Works

Membership

Chair Bi-Racial Committee, Franklin, Virginia, 1967-1968, president of the Calvin Studies Society in America, since 1997. Member American Philosophical Association, Calvin Studies Society (president since 1997), Coloquium on Calvin Studies, International Calvin Congress, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, sailing, hunting, fishing, hiking.

Connections

Married Alice Anne Gamble. Children: John David, Bryan Kirk.

father:
Wirt Pamplin Farley

mother:
Bessie (Campbell) White Farley

spouse:
Alice Anne Gamble;children: John David

children:
John David Farley

Bryan Kirk Farley