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Everett F. Harrison -Born July 2, 1902 he was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1927. From 1928-1930 he was an instructor in Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Tex. He continued there as professor of New Testament from  1928-30, 1932-35, 1936-40, 1944-47 He became pastor of Third Presbyterian Church, Chester, Pa. from 1940-44 and was a professor of New Testament from 1947 forward at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif.

A writer of Sunday school lesson materials for the American Sunday School Union for twenty-five years, he was also Editor-in Chief- for Wycliffes Bible Commentary and the author of numerous other books, including, editor of Baker's Dictionary of Theology along with Geoffrey W. Bromiley, and Carl F.H. Henry. Harrison was competent in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, German, Latin, and French.

The Gale Group Biography >> lists the following information. "Education: University of Washington, Seattle, B.A., 1923; Princeton University, A.M., 1927; Princeton Theological Seminary, Th.B., 1927; Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.D., 1938; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1950. 

Memberships: Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, Evangelical Theological Society, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.  Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 1999

Carl F. H. Henry ~Ordained Baptist minister in  1941, Carl wrote and/or edited 38 books and articles, such as The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism (1947), Christian Personal Ethics (1957), Aspects of Christian Social Ethics (1964), God, Revelation and Authority, 6 volumes (1976-1983), Confession of a Theologian (1986). Dr. Henry also worked in several interdenominational organizations, such as National Association of Evangelicals and World Vision International. He is the founding editor of Christianity Today, and now serves as editor-at-large. He was professor of theology and Christian philosophy, 1947-56 and acting dean at Fuller in 1947. He, with Billy Graham, co-sponsored the World Congress on Evangelism, Berlin, 1966, where he was Chairperson.

From Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "Faculty" article we read, "Carl F. H. Henry is visiting professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He began working at Trinity in 1971.... He is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society and vice president of the American Theological Society...Henry earned the Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University; the Doctor of Theology and the Bachelor of Divinity from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; the Master of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College..."13

The Gale Group Biography lists the following information about his very busy life:

"Education: .... postdoctoral study at Loyola University, Chicago, 1941, Indiana University, 1944, New College, University of Edinburgh, 1953, and Cambridge University, 1968. 

Memberships: American Philosophical Society, American Theological Society (vice-president, 1974-75; president, 1980-81), Evangelical Theological Society (president, 1969-70), American Academy of Religion, National Association of Evangelicals (member of board of administration, 1956-70), Society of Biblical Literature, National Association of Biblical Instructors, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (fellow), Society of Christian Philosophers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Church History, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, American Schools of Oriental Research, American Society for Christian Social Ethics, Evangelical Press Association (honorary life member), Asian Theological Association (member of reference board), Victoria Institute (Great Britain), Cosmos Club (Washington, DC). 

Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2000

Note: Cosmos Club > "The Cosmos Club stands as "the closest thing to a social headquarters for Washington's intellectual elite."...the major scientific societies in Washington met regularly at the Cosmos Club. It was the birthplace of many kindred organizations, among them, the National Geographic Society..."

His biography continues:

Career: Former editor of weekly newspapers in Smithtown and Port Jefferson, NY, and suburban correspondent for New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, and Chicago Tribune; Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL, assistant professor, 1940-42, professor and chairperson of department of philosophy of religion, 1942-47; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, professor of theology and Christian philosophy, 1947-56, acting dean, 1947; Christianity Today, Washington, DC, founding editor, 1956-68, editor-at-large, 1968- 74; Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, visiting professor, 1969-70, professor of theology, 1970-71, professor-at-large, 1971-74; World Vision, Monrovia, CA, lecturer-at-large, 1974-87; visiting professor of theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.

Payton Lecturer, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1963; distinguished visiting professor of Christian studies, Hillsdale College, 1983-84; visiting professor or lecturer in Latin America, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Yugoslavia, and Romania, beginning 1959; lecturer with World Vision team in Burma, Thailand, Malaya, Colombia, India, Ceylon, and Singapore; lecturer with evangelist Billy Graham in Germany and Switzerland; faculty member, flying seminar to Europe and the Near East, Winona Lake (IN) School of Theology, 1952. Fellow, Christianity Today Institute, 1987--. Co-chairperson of Rose Bowl Easter Sunrise Service, 1948- 56; broadcaster on radio and television, including daily program Let the Chips Fall, KPOL, Los Angeles, 1952-53. Chairperson of World Congress on Evangelism, Berlin, 1966; program chairperson, Jerusalem Conference on Biblical Prophecy, 1971, and Conference on Christianity and the Counterculture, 1971; board of directors of Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, president, 1971-73, member, 1975-79, 1981-84, director emeritus, 1988--; Institute on Religion and Democracy, member of board, 1981--, vice- president, 1985--; Prison Fellowship Ministries, member of board, 1981--, lecturer-at-large, 1990--; trustee or member of board of directors of numerous organizations, including Ministers Life and Casualty Union, 1968- 77, Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1979--, Prison Fellowship Ministries, M. E. Foundation, 1989--, and Amy Foundation; member of advisory board, Christian College Coalition; member of Christian Life Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, 1991--. Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2000

Note: The Amy Foundation >,> whose symbol is the cross over the hexagram, states: "The Amy Foundation, founded in 1976 by W. James Russell and his wife Phyllis...The Amy Foundation offers a self-contained brochure titled "The United States - A Discipled Nation in this Generation" which outlines a biblical plan for discipling our nation by the year 2025. The Discipled Nation Plan is the latest ministry of The Amy Foundation... Other programs of the Foundation include the Church Writing Group effort, which is a call to the latent writers in the church to influence their community through letters to the editor, point of view columns, and book reviews in their local newspapers..."

Dr. Henry received numerous awards including, 

"Freedoms Foundation Medal, 1954, 1966, one for article, "Christianity and the American Heritage"; D.Litt., Seattle Pacific College, 1959, Wheaton College, 1968; Distinguished Social Service Award, Wheaton College Alumni Association, 1971; Seminary Alumnus of the Year, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1971; L.H.D., Houghton College, 1973; Religious Heritage of America, award in education, 1975, gold award for fifty years of spiritual and moral leadership, 1993; D.D., Northwestern College, 1979; Carl F. H. Henry Study and Resource Center was established in his name, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1987; LL.D., Hillsdale College, 1989; J. Elwin Wright Award, National Association of Evangelicals, 1990; Distinguished Service Award, Christian Life Commission of Southern Baptist Convention, 1992...."

Carl F. H. Henry has traveled more than a million miles on religious and moral missions and has lectured on every continent." Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2000

Harold Lindsell (1913-1998) Harold began his career at Columbia Bible College, Columbia S.C. as professor of history of missions from 1942-44. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1944 and served as professor of missions and church history, 1944-47 at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill. From 1947- 1964, he taught at Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of missions, Dean of the Faculty, and Vice President. He was Associate Editor of Christianity Today from 1964 -1967 and professor of Bible at Wheaton College from 1967-68. He returned to Christianity Today as Editor from 1968- 1978. He also taught at Simon Greenleaf School of Law. He  wrote and edited more than twenty books including The Battle for the Bible, The Bible in Balance, Free Enterprise: A Judeo-Christian Defense, Armageddon Spectre, The New Paganism, and The Holy Spirit in the Latter Days. He also served as editor for the Harper Study Bible, Tyndale Words of God for Every Day, and The Everyday Pocket Bible.>

According to the Gale Group, his background includes the following:

 "Education: Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., B.S., 1939; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 1939; Harvard University, graduate study, 1939-40; New York University, Ph.D., 1942; Fuller Theological Seminary, D.D., 1964. 

Politics: Republican. 

Memberships: American Historical Association, American Society of Church History, American Academy of Political and Social Science, National Association of Evangelicals, National Association of Biblical Instructors, American Association for Medieval History, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu." Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2000.

Note: Pi KAPPA DELTA Mission Statement- " To stimulate progress in and to further the interests of intercollegiate speech activities and communication in an effort to provide leadership training for life and at the same encourage a spirit of fellowship, brotherly love cooperation, and incentive for achievement. "Pi Kappa Delta," (PKD) the initial letters of the Greek phrase "Peitho Kale Kikaia," signifying "the art of persuasion, beautiful and just." Kappa Delta.html;

The Official Home page of Pi Gamma Mu > "The purpose of Pi Gamma Mu is to foster excellence in the social sciences and to promote cooperation among them. Its primary objectives are to encourage the study of the social sciences among graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members throughout the world, and to recognize outstanding achievement through election to membership and the presentation of various awards for distinguished achievement...."

"...Pi Gamma Mu has published a journal since 1925,whose name since 1982 has been International Social Science Review. The headquarters of Pi Gamma Mu are in Winfield, Kansas in the Carnegie Building , which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Pi Gamma Mu is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies,...Pi Gamma Mu counts among its membership... Rear Admiral Richard Byrd served for a time as Honorary National President of the organization.... eminent scholars have been associated with Pi Gamma Mu, among them Dr. Pitirim Sorokin and Dr. Margaret Mead..."

Wilbur M. Smith- Born June 9, 1894, he was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in, 1922, pastoring churches in Baltimore, 1922-27, Covington, Va., 1927-30, and Coatesville, Pa., 1930-37. He was a member of the faculty of  Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill. from 1938-47. He became a professor of English Bible from 1947-63 at Fuller Theological Seminary and from 1963-1967 was professor of English Bible at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Ill., and professor emeritus, 1967 forward. The author of many books, he was also the Editor of the annual volume, Peloubet's Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons from 1935-70. He was also Editor of "In the Study," Moody Monthly;  and a contributing editor of Christianity Today and Bibliotheca Sacra." 

"Education: Studied at Moody Bible Institute, 1913-14, College of Wooster, 1914-17; Dallas Theological Seminary, D.D., 1932. 

Memberships: National Association of Biblical Instructors, American Society of Church History, Society of Biblical Literature, American Schools of Oriental Research (associate)..."

Source: Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 1999


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