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religion educator

Thomas Sieger Derr, American Religion educator. Ordained to ministry, United Church of Christ, 1956. Danforth Foundation grantee, 1959-1960, 65-66; Institute for Advanced Study of Religion University of Chicago fellow, 1981. Society for Christian Ethics.

Background

Derr, Thomas Sieger was born on June 18, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas Sieger and Mary Ferguson (Sebring) Derr.

Education

AB, Harvard University, 1953. Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1972.

Career

Researcher, World Council ChurchesResearcher, World Council Churches, Geneva, 1961-1962;assistant chaplain, Stanford University, California, 1956-1959;assistant chaplain, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1963-1965;assistant professor religion, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1965-1971;associate professor, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1972-1977;professor, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, since 1977. Consultant World Council Churches, since 1965. Director Institute on Religion in Public Life, New York City.

Member complemental faculty Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1979-1984.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry, United Church of Christ, 1956.

Works

Membership

Society for Christian Ethics.

Connections

Children: Peter Bulkeley, Laura Seely, Mary Williams, Erin Vincent, Philip Henry. Married Linda Vincent, February 14, 1986.

father:
Thomas Sieger Derr

mother:
Mary Ferguson (Sebring) Derr

spouse:
Linda Vincent

child:
Peter Bulkeley Derr

child:
Laura Seely Derr

child:
Mary Williams Derr

child:
Erin Vincent Derr

child:
Philip Henry Derr