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religion educator

Mac Linscott Ricketts, American religion educator. Recipient Fulbright Hayes research award for study in Romania, 1981; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1984-1985. President Louisburg Civitan Club, 1975. Member American Academy Religion, American-Romanian Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Ricketts, Mac Linscott was born on December 25, 1930 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. Son of Ray Bashford and Fauna Lucille (Linscott) Ricketts.

Education

Associate of Arts, St. Petersburg College, 1950. Bachelor of Arts Florida, 1952. Master of Divinity, Emory University, 1954.

Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1964.

Career

Pastor, Methodist Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1954-1957;pastor, Methodist Church, Gulfport, Florida, 1957-1959;pastor, Methodist Church, Lovington, Illinois, 1959-1964;visiting instructor, Millikin U., Decatur, Illinois, 1964-1965;assistant professor religion, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1965-1971;professor religion, Louisburg (North Carolina) College, since 1971.

Works

Religion

God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

Politics

All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.

Views

The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

Membership

President Louisburg Civitan Club, 1975. Member American Academy Religion, American-Romanian Academy Arts and Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, music.

Connections

Married Janis L. Harrington, February 10, 1952. Children: Scott, Martin, Ruth Lynn.

father:
Ray Bashford Ricketts

mother:
Fauna Lucille (Linscott) Ricketts

spouse:
Janis L. Harrington

child:
Scott Ricketts

child:
Martin Ricketts

child:
Ruth Lynn Ricketts