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Minister , religion educator

Theodore Hubert Runyon,, American religion educator, minister. Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church as deacon, 1953, as elder, 1955. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Lawrence University, 1986; named One of Outstanding Educators American, 1975; Fulbright grantee, 1955-1957, 64-65, Danforth Foundation grantee, 1971-1972, Association Theological Schools grantee, 1987-1988.


Runyon,, Theodore Hubert was born on March 20, 1930 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Theodore H. Senior and Carol Louise (Jett) Runyon.


Bachelor, Lawrence University, 1952. Bachelor's Degree, Drew University, 1955. Total harmonic distortion Goettingen, Germany, 1958.


Minister to youth Hanson Place Center United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, 1952-1954. Pastor Christ United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, 1954-1955. Professor systematic theology Candler School Theology Emory University, Atlanta, since 1958.

Director United Methodist and ecumenical studies, 1980-1997. Co-chairman Oxford (England) Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, 1976-1980. Member executive committee World Methodist Council, 1976-1981.

President Emory University Senate, 1983-1984. Member general conference commission on Our Theological Task, 1984-1988.


  • Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church as deacon, 1953, as elder, 1955.


Trustee CRISIS Incorporated, Atlanta, 1968-1972, Atlanta Association for International Education, 1979-1982. Ministerial member Florida Conference United Methodist Church. Member American Association of University Professors, American Academy Religion, Bonhoeffer Society, North America Paul Tillich Society (president 1989-1990), Wesleyan Theological Seminary.


Married Cynthia Margaret Guild, June 25, 1955. Children: Margaret, David, Stephen.

Theodore H. Senior Runyon

Carol Louise (Jett) Runyon

Cynthia Margaret Guild

Margaret Runyon

David Runyon

Stephen Runyon