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Christian Educators of the 20th Century

Welcome to the Christian Educators of the 20th Century database. This project covers approximately 215 Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox educators who have helped shape Christian religious education since the founding of the Religious Education Association in 1903. Designed to help facilitate research in this broad field, entries include biographical essays, bibliographies, excerpts and assessments of each person’s influence on Christian education. This project has a peer-review board and is funded by The Lilly Endowment.

Listing of Christian Educators

Discover the life and work of over 200 prominent Christian educators from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions.

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Resources for Writers and Reviewers

Apply to serve as a reviewer or write on an approved educator and find resources to help you in your work.

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Editorial Board

The following people have served as members of the editorial board.

  • Warren Benson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and The Southern Baptist Seminary, now deceased
  • Harold Burgess, Asbury Theological Seminary (emeritus), Wilmore, KY, now deceased
  • Cheryl Fawcett, Association of Baptists for World Evangelization, El Cajon, CA
  • Kevin Lawson, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA (project director)
  • Robert O'Gorman, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Mary Elizabeth Moore, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Lucinda Nolan, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Pazmiño, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Newton Centre, MA
  • Ronnie Prevost, Logsdon School of Theology, Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, TX
  • Jack Seymour, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
  • Yolanda Smith, Yale Divinity School, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Eileen Starr, Alaska Bible College, Anchorage, AK
  • Fayette Veverka, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • D. Campbell Wyckoff, Princeton Seminary, now deceased

Contact Us

Kevin E. Lawson
Project Director

Talbot School of Theology
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

Phone: 562-906-4598


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