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Francis John Mcconnell

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Francis John Mcconnell, American bishop.

Background

Mcconnell, Francis John was born on August 18, 1871 in Trinway, Ohio, United States. Son of I. H. and Nancy J. (Chalfant) Mcconnell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan, 1894, Doctor of Divinity, 1905. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1897, Doctor of Philosophy., 1899. Doctor of Divinity, Yale, 1930.

Doctor of Laws, Wesleyan University, 1909, Boston University, 1929.

Career

Entered Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1894. Pastor W. Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 1894-1897, Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, 1897-1899, Ipswich, Massachusetts, 1899-1902, Harvard St., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1902-1903, New York Avenue, Brooklyn, 1903-1909. President De Pauw U., 1909-1912.

Elected bishop Methodist Episcopal Church, May 1912. Became senior bishop of Methodist Church. Visiting professor, Columbia University, 1932-1933.

Drew U., 1934; Garrett Biblical Institute, 1934. Yale, 1946; retired 1944. Returned to active service Portland area, 1948.

President Religious Education Association, 1916. President Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, 1929. Lyman Beecher lecturer, Yale, 1930.

Barrows lecturer, India, 1931. Chairman City Affairs Committee of New York City. Trustee Chautauqua Institution.

President American Association Social Security. Author: The Diviner Immanence, 1906. Religious Certainty, 1910.

Christian Focus, 1911. The Increase of Faith, 1912. Personal Christianity, 1914.

Understanding the Scriptures, 1917. Democratic Christianity, 1919. Public Opinion and Theology, 1920.

The Preacher and the People, 1922. Is God Limited?, 1924. The Christlike God, 1927.

Borden Parker Bowne, 1929. The Prophetic Ministry, 1930. The Christian Ideal and Social Control.

Christianity and Coercion, 1933. John Wesley, 1939; Evangelicals, Revolutionists and Idealists, 1942. By the Way, An Autobiography, 1952.

Home: Lucasville, O.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Diviner Immanence, 1906. Religious Certainty, 1910. Christian Focus, 1911.The Increase of Faith, 1912. Personal Christianity, 1914. Understanding the Scriptures, 1917.Democratic Christianity, 1919. Public Opinion and Theology, 1920. The Preacher and the People, 1922.Is God Limited?, 1924. The Christlike God, 1927. Borden Parker Bowne, 1929.The Prophetic Ministry, 1930. The Christian Ideal and Social Control. Christianity and Coercion, 1933.John Wesley, 1939

Connections

Married Eva H. Thomas, March 11, 1897.

father:
I. H. Mcconnell

mother:
Nancy J. (Chalfant) Mcconnell

spouse:
Eva H. Thomas