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Theology educator , author

Gabriel Joseph Fackre, American theology educator, author. Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ, 1948. Recipient Judge Herbert Mellon award National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1969. President Christian Camp Meeting Association, Craigville, Massachusetts, 1982-1988. Member American Theological Society (vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991).

Background

Fackre, Gabriel Joseph was born on January 25, 1926 in Jersey City. Son of Toufic and Mary Helen (Comstock) Fackre.

Education

Student, Bucknell U., 1942-1944;Bachelor's Degree, University of Chicago, 1948;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1962.

Career

Pastor Duquesne-Homestead charge, United Church of Christ, Pittsburgh, 1951-1960;from assistant professor to professor theology and culture, Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary, 1961-1970;professor Christian theology, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Massachusetts, 1971-1980;Abbot professor, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, Massachusetts, since 1980. Visiting professor religion U. Hawaii, 1970. United Church of Christ delegate Reformed-Lutheran Conversation, since 1987.

Lecturer numerous seminars and schools.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ, 1948.

Works

Membership

President Christian Camp Meeting Association, Craigville, Massachusetts, 1982-1988. Member American Theological Society (vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991).

Connections

Married Dorothy Jean Ashman, September 22, 1945. Children: Bonnie, Gabrielle, Judith, Skye, Kirk.

father:
Toufic Fackre

mother:
Mary Helen (Comstock) Fackre

spouse:
Dorothy Jean Ashman

children:
Bonnie Fackre

Gabrielle Fackre

Judith Fackre

Skye Fackre

Kirk Fackre