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religion educator

Robert Gordon Boling, American religion educator. Ordained to ministry United Presbyterian Church, 1956. Blackstone fellow McCormick Theological Seminary, 1956, Rayner fellow Johns Hopkins University, 1957, Fels fellow, 1958, American School Oriental Research, 1968-1969, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1984.

Background

Boling, Robert Gordon was born on November 24, 1930 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Son of Lyman Francis and Helen (Groh) Boling.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Indiana State University, 1952; Master of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1959.

Career

Assistant professor religion College of Wooster, Ohio. Professor Old Testament McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, since 1964. Member Drew McCormick Archeological Expedition, 1957, area supervisor, 1966, 68.

Visiting professor Harvard University Summer School, 1962-1964, Pacific Theological College, 1973. Participant excavations, Caesarea Maritima, 1976, Tell el-Hesi, 1981, Tell el-Umeiri, Jordan, 1984. Annual professor American Center for Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan, 1984.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry United Presbyterian Church, 1956.

Membership

Active presbyter's commission on preparation for ministry Presbytery of Chicago. Former trustee American Center Oriental Research, Amman. Member Chicago Society Biblical Research (former business manager, editor Biblical Research journal), American Schools Oriental Research, Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis.

Connections

Married Jean Eleanor Gade, 1955. Children: Gail, Ruth, Martha.

father:
Lyman Francis Boling

mother:
Helen (Groh) Boling

spouse:
Jean Eleanor Gade

child:
Martha Boling

child:
Ruth Boling

child:
Gail Boling