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theologian

Richard Lee Gelwick, American theologian. Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ Maine Conference. Society for Values in Higher Education Dsiciplinary Fellowship post-doctoral scholar, 1973-1974; Rockefeller Foundation doctoral fellow, 1962-1963; Danforth Foundation campus ministry fellow, 1960-1962.

Background

Gelwick, Richard Lee was born on March 9, 1931 in Bristow, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Allen Garrett and Lenora Jean (Foster) Gelwick.

Education

Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1952. Master of Divinity, Yale University, 1956. Doctor of Theology, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California, 1965.

Career

Campus minister, intern Temple University, Philadelphia, 1954-1955. Assistant professor religion Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1956-1958. Director religious activities Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1958-1960.

Campus minister University California, Berkeley, 1963-1966. Visiting lecturer Pacific School Religion, 1965-1966. Assistant professor religion Chapman College, Orange, California, 1966-1967.

Adjunct professor Dayton (Ohio) University, 1970-1971. Chair religion and philosophy department Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1967-1988. Research associate Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1988-1989.

Chair, associate professor College of Osteopathic Medicine University New England, Biddeford, since 1988. Chair Religion, Health and Medical Ethics Group, 1992-1995. Coordinator Polanyi Society, since 1975.

Consultant Society for Bioethics Consultation, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Church of Christ Maine Conference.

Works

Membership

Member Cancer Advisory and Prevention Committee, State of Maine, since 1991. Board directors Bioethics Network, since 1994. Fellow Society for Values in Higher Education.

Member Society for Health and Human Values, American Academy of Religion.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, walking.

Connections

Married Beverly Prosser, May 14, 1955. Children: Jennifer Gelwick Leucke, Allen Morrison Gelwick.

father:
Allen Garrett Gelwick

mother:
Lenora Jean (Foster) Gelwick

spouse:
Beverly Prosser

child:
Jennifer Gelwick Leucke Gelwick

child:
Allen Morrison Gelwick