Marney, Carlyle, 1916-1978

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Birth 1916-07-08
Death 1978-07-03

Biographical notes:

Baptist minister and writer. He attended Carson-Newman College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After seminary Marney served churches in Kentucky, Texas and North Carolina. In 1967 Marney founded in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina Interpreter's House, a retreat center for ministers and laypersons. Marney wrote over a dozen books all of which challenged the reader to live out the demands of the gospel in spite of traditional expectations. He died in 1978.

From the description of Collection, 1950-1952. (Hudson Valley Community College). WorldCat record id: 50011978

Clergyman and author.

From the description of Papers, 1899-1979 & 1958-1978. (bulk). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 17979568

1916, July 8 Born, Harriman, Tennessee. 1938 A.B., Carson Newman College. 1940, June 20 Married Rita Elizabeth Christopher. 1941 Ordained to ministry of Baptist Church. 1943 Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 1946 Th.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 1948 1958 Pastor of First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas. 1951 Visiting Professor in Homiletics, Austin Presbyterian Seminary 1952 1957 Professor of Christian Ethics, Austin Presbyterian Seminary. 1958 1967 Pastor of Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, N. C. 1963 Litt.D., Wake Forest College. 1964 D.D., Johnson C. Smith University. 1967 D.D., Kalamazoo College Member, President's National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty. 1967 1968 Vice President, National Council of Churches. 1967 1978 Founder and Director of Interpreters' House, Lake Junaluska, N. C. 1972 1978 Adjunct Professor at Duke Divinity School. 1976 Conquest Chair in Humanities, Virginia Military Institute D.D., University of Glasgow, Scotland. Trustee, The Christian Century Foundation. 1978, July 3 Died, Lake Junaluska, N. C.

From the guide to the Carlyle Marney Papers, 1899-1979, (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

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