News

In Remembrance: Tributes to Ten Notable Authors Who Died in 2020

Here are tributes to 10 notable authors who died in 2020 …

Some were theologians, others were writers or other public figures who have shaped our work. They all will be missed!

Gayraud Wilmore
(Historian / Theologian)

Authors Who Died 2020

Gayraud Stephen Wilmore, Jr. (December 20, 1921 – April 18, 2020) was an American writer, historian, ethicist, educator, and theologian, known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement and his scholarship related to the history of the African-American church and the history of African-American religious experience, as well as his contributions to black theology. (via Wikipedia)

After [WWII] , Wilmore pastored Second Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania, for three years before becoming the associate executive of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.’s Department of Social Education and Action. Ten years later, he was appointed the first executive director of the denomination’s newly created Com­mission on Race and Religion.

In this position Wilmore oversaw several racial justice initiatives and organized protests.

 

Books by Gayraud Wilmore

 

<<<<<< PREV. PAGE |
NEXT PAGE >>>>>>

IMAGE CREDIT: PCUSA.org







ADVERTISEMENT:
L10-Launch Promo Blog Phase 1 CTA 1

 
FREE EBOOK!
Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith


"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior


Enter your email below to sign up for our weekly newsletter & download your FREE copy of this ebook!
We respect your email privacy


In the News...
Understanding Christian Nationalism: Essential Books [A Reading Guide]
Most Anticipated Books of the Fall for Christian Readers!
Ten Theology Books to Watch For – September 2022
Journalist Barbara Ehrenreich died earlier this month. Here's a few video clips that introduce her work
Hilarious One-Star Customer Reviews of Bibles



Comments are closed.