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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff | March 5, 2000
The recently retired Episcopal bishop of Newark, N.J., who begins work as a lecturer this month at Harvard University, has never backed down from a confrontation. In his 23 years as bishop, he has embraced some of the most liberal positions in theology and church doctrine. In Biblical studies, he has battled fundamentalists, and in his writings, rejected literal interpretations of doctrines like the virgin birth, physical resurrection and the Ascension. He wrote a book in which he declared St. Paul was likely gay. He was an outspoken supporter of civil rights as a young priest in the South in the 1960s, earning him the enmity of the Ku Klux Klan.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff | March 5, 2000
The recently retired Episcopal bishop of Newark, N.J., who begins work as a lecturer this month at Harvard University, has never backed down from a confrontation. In his 23 years as bishop, he has embraced some of the most liberal positions in theology and church doctrine. In Biblical studies, he has battled fundamentalists, and in his writings, rejected literal interpretations of doctrines like the virgin birth, physical resurrection and the Ascension. He wrote a book in which he declared St. Paul was likely gay. He was an outspoken supporter of civil rights as a young priest in the South in the 1960s, earning him the enmity of the Ku Klux Klan.
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October 23, 1992
Rev. A. V. Hunter Jr.Minister, professorThe Rev. A. Vanlier Hunter Jr., a Presbyterian minister who was professor of biblical studies at St. Mary's Seminary and University and active in ecumenical and interfaith activities, died Tuesday of liver cancer at the home of his mother in Johnstown, Pa.Services for Dr. Hunter, who was 53, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church at Dubois, Pa.Two services for Dr. Hunter are scheduled...
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October 23, 1992
Rev. A. V. Hunter Jr.Minister, professorThe Rev. A. Vanlier Hunter Jr., a Presbyterian minister who was professor of biblical studies at St. Mary's Seminary and University and active in ecumenical and interfaith activities, died Tuesday of liver cancer at the home of his mother in Johnstown, Pa.Services for Dr. Hunter, who was 53, were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church at Dubois, Pa.Two services for Dr. Hunter are scheduled...
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January 22, 1995
An interesting blend of music and theology will be presented in "Scripture and Song," a program at Beth Am Synagogue (2501 Eutaw Place) at 2 p.m. today. It will consist of a musical conversation of sorts between Baltimore Choral Arts Society music director Tom Hall and Noam Zion, a professor of Biblical studies at the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Mr. Zion and Mr. Hall will explore -- with the assistance of the full orchestra and chorus of the society -- the relations between Saul and David in ancient times and between Salieri and Mozart in the 18th century.
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October 1, 1994
William Gibberson, 74, a Broadway actor and television announcer, died of a stroke last Saturday in New York. On Broadway, he appeared in "It Takes Two," produced by George Abbott in 1947, "For Love or Money," "Two Blind Mice," "Mr. Barry's Etchings" and "The Heiress."C. Brown Ketner, 78, a co-founder in 1957 of the national grocery store chain that later became Food Lion, died Wednesday of a heart attack in China Grove, N.C. He left his chain in 1964 to enter the cafeteria business, setting up a chain that would become Apple House Cafeterias.
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October 27, 1991
The Rev. W. Duane Brown was installed as pastor of Grove Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen.Brown comes to Aberdeen from West Middletown, Pa., where he was pastor of Grove Presbyterian Church for four years.He received a bachelor of science degree from West Virginia StateCollege and master of divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,where he was recognized by awards in biblical studies and evangelism.Brown, 37, of Charlestown, W.Va., has served on the Music Ministries and Evangelism Committee of Washington Presbytery.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
Despite the for-sale sign out front, Eastern Christian College in Creswell continues to teach its students to be Bible scholars, missionaries and teachers.And college officials say that mission will continue, even if the campus has to move once the land where it sits is sold.The financially strapped college, on Route 543 about a mile from Interstate 95, put its 38-acre property up for sale in June after beginning a merger with a more established, accredited Christian college in Illinois, Lincoln University.
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September 4, 1991
Two American scholars are breaking the 44-year embargo on the Dead Sea Scrolls.The editor of Biblical Archaeology Review says that today his journal would issue the initial volume of what he says will be the first complete edition of the scrolls, hailed as the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century upon their discovery in Palestine beginning in 1947.The new computer-generated version is, in effect, a bootlegged copy of the scrolls because the material was never released by the tightly knit group of scholars who have monopolized access to the ancient Hebrew manuscripts.
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By Matt Vensel | November 29, 2011
Gavin Floyd, once a baseball star at Mount St. Joseph's and now a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, recently used his good fortune from a productive career to purchase a 24-year-old college student the gift of a lifetime. Floyd bought Tim Smith, a student at Trinity College in Florida, a new pair of legs. It's a touching story. Smith was born without legs, but it didn't stop him from playing sports and climbing rocks. He would remove his prosthetic legs -- made functional by duct tape, Velcro and a lot of oil -- and move around on his stumps.
NEWS
September 6, 2007
The Rev. Paul H. Smith, pastor emeritus of St. John's Lutheran Church in Parkville, died of a stroke Aug. 29 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 94. Born in Bloserville, Pa., he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Gettysburg College and a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Lutheran Theological Seminary. He also earned a master's and a doctorate in sacred theology. He was ordained in 1937 and served at North Carroll Lutheran Parish in Lineboro from 1937 to 1942, Trinity Lutheran Church in Milton, Pa., from 1942 to 1948 and St. Mark's Lutheran Church on St. Paul Street from 1948 to 1958.
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August 31, 2003
Betty Jean Page, pastor of the Rose of Sharon Apostolic Church in Severna Park for 40 years, died Wednesday of pneumonia at her home in Severna Park. She was 61. Born in Betty Jean Turner in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., she graduated from George Washington Carver High School in Newport News, Va., and moved to Baltimore when she was in her late teens. In 1959, she married Monroe Page Sr., to whom she was married 43 years. She attended what was then Morgan State College and later studied at Provident Nursing School in Baltimore.
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