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Liston Pope

educator , clergyman

Liston Pope, American educator, clergyman. Recipient John Addison Porter prize Yale, 1940; Julius Rosenwald fellowship for research, Africa, 1949. Fellow Saybrook College Yale.; Member National Council Religion Higher Education, World Council Churches (Executive Committee 1954-1961), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Upsilon.

Background

Pope, Liston was born on September 6, 1909 in Thomasville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Robie Lester and Dora (Younts) Pope.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Duke, 1929, Bachelor of Divinity, 1932, Doctor of Divinity, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale 1940. S.T.D., Boston University, 1950.

Doctor of Divinity, Grinnell College, 1957. Doctor of Theology, U. Geneva, 1959. Doctor of Divinity, Bucknell U., 1960.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Coe College, 1953, Bradley U., 1957, Rollins College, 1960.

Career

Associate pastor Wesley Memorial Church, High Point, North Carolina, 1932-1935. Ordained to Congressional ministry, 1935. Pastor Humphrey St. Congressional Church, New Haven, 1935-1938.

Lecturer social ethics Yale, 1938-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1944, associate professor, 1944-1947, Gilbert L. Stark professor social ethics, 1947-1973, dean Division School, 1949-1962. Alden Tuthill lecturer Chicago Theological Seminary, 1945. Merrick lecturer Ohio Wesleyan University, 1950.

Wallace lecturer Macalester College, 1950. Gray lecturer Duke, 1952. Shaffer lecturer Northwestern University, 1954.

Hein lecturer, 1958; Finch lecturer High Point College, 1960. Chairman Executive Committee American Association Theological Schools, 1957-1962. Trustee Phelps-Stokes Fund, 1946-1959, Vassar College, 1954-1960, Theological Education Fund, 1959-1962, Franklin and Marshall College.

President of the board directors Prospect Hill School, 1953-1955, 59-60.

Works

  • Author: Millhands and Preachers, 1942. The Kingdom Beyond Caste, 1957. Editor: Social Action magazine, 1944-1948.

    Labor’s Relations to Church and Community, 1947. Contributor articles to New York Times, Sat. Review, other journals.

Membership

Fellow Saybrook College Yale. Member National Council Religion Higher Education, World Council Churches (Executive Committee 1954-1961), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Upsilon. Clubs: Morys, Faculty (New Haven).

Connections

Married Bennie Purvis, February 3, 1934 (deceased).; married second, Gerd Thoresen. Children: Mary (Mistress.

father:
Robie Lester Pope

mother:
Dora (Younts) Pope

spouses:
Bennie Purvis

Gerd Thoresen.

child:
Mary (Mrs Pope