Franklin Nutting Parker

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American academic

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According to Wikipedia, Franklin Nutting Parker was the second dean of Candler School of Theology, serving from 1919 to 1937. General Biography Franklin Nutting Parker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 20, 1867. He was the son of Bishop Linus Parker and Ellen Katherine Burruss Parker. He attended Centenary College of Louisiana and then Tulane University. Parker served in churches throughout Louisiana until 1911 when he left to become the professor of Biblical literature at Trinity College in Durham, North Carolina . He taught there for three years until he was sought by Bishop Warren A. Candler to come to the newly founded Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where Parker would spend the rest of his life. He occupied the chair of systematic theology from 1915 to 1918, and then became dean of the school in 1919. Parker served as dean until 1938 when he became dean emeritus. He continued teaching, however, until 1942.

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