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Kyle Emerson Haselden

editor , clergyman

Kyle Emerson Haselden, American editor, clergyman. Recipient certificate of merit West Virginia Council Churches, 1960; annual brotherhood award National Conference Christians and Jews, 1960; co-recipient Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace award American Baptist Convention, 1968.


Haselden, Kyle Emerson was born on February 12, 1913 in Latta, South Carolina, United States. Son of Hampton Berry and Mary Beulah (Allen) Haselden.


Bachelor of Arts, Furman U., 1934. Bachelor of Divinity, Colgate Rochester Division School, 1937. Doctor of Divinity, Morris Harvey College, Charleston, West Virginia, 1956.

Doctor of Laws, Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, 1960. Doctor of Letters, Chicago (Illinois) Theological Seminary, 1964.


Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1937. Minister Warburton Avenue Baptist Church, Yonkers, New York, 1937-1941, Trinity Baptist Church, Minneapolis, 1941-1950, Baptist Temple, Rochester, New York, 1950-1954, Charleston, West Virginia, 1954-1960. Managing editor Christian Century, 1960-1964, editor, 1964-1968.

Editor The Pulpit, 1960-1968. Professional lecturer Divinity School Faculty, University of Chicago, 1960-1968. Lecturer Rauschenbusch series Colgate-Rochester Division School, Chautauqua, New York, Duke Division School Seminar for Ministers.

Garrett Biblical Institute, American Baptist Assembly. John M. English lecturer Andover Newton Theological School, 1962. Garnett-Nabrit lecturer American Baptist Theological Seminary, Nashville, 1965.

Lecturer Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1965. Samuel Robinson lecturer Wake Forest U., 1967. Alumni lecturer Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Missouri.

Board of trustees Carlton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1948-1950, Colgate-Rochester Division School, 1952-1968.


  • Author: The Racial Problem in Christian Perspective. The Urgency of Preaching, 1963. Death of a Myth, 1964.

    Mandate for White Christians, 1966. Flux and Fidelity, 1968. Morality and the Mass Media, 1968.

    Editor: (with Marty) What’s Ahead for the Churches, 1964. (with Hefner) The Threat and the Promise, 1968.


Married Elizabeth Denmark Lee, September 8, 1936. Children: Kyle Emerson, Alice, Thomas.

Hampton Berry Haselden

Mary Beulah (Allen) Haselden

Elizabeth Denmark Lee

Kyle Emerson Haselden

Alice Haselden

Thomas Haselden