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San Anselmo in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Rev. Dr. Thoedore A, Gill

President of San Francisco Theological Seminary

— 1958-1966 —

 
 
Rev. Dr. Thoedore A, Gill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, January 1, 2023
1. Rev. Dr. Thoedore A, Gill Marker
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Theodore A. Gill (1920-2005) embraced the Christian calling to rejoice in God and creation, and to love God’s people. With his wife Katherine Gill, he welcomed world-class teachers, learners, story-teller, dramatists, musicians, and other artists to this campus. In words and actions, Ted Gill inspired a whole generation of students:

”For this is theological education: bumping into, shaking out, trying to make sense of real issues – not just the familiar, safe, traditional questions long propounded to keep abstract intellects pleasingly engaged, but real thumpers, the tough ones, the disquiets and dissemblings and distempers that matter, that make a present difference in this, God’s earth, at this, God’s time, to these, God’s people.”

A co-founder of the Graduate Theological Union, Ted Gill championed inclusive expansion of the theological community. He campaigned for open housing in California and, controversially, accompanied students, staff, faculty, and alumni from San Anselmo to Selma, Alabama where they joined Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1965 voting rights march on the state capitol in Montgomery.

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCivil Rights.
 
Location. 37° 58.161′ N, 122° 33.89′ W. Marker is in San Anselmo, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Seminary Road east of Kensington Road. The marker is south of Montgomery Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Seminary Road, San Anselmo CA 94960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Montgomery Chapel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); High Water Mark (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named High Water Mark (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indiana Jones (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named High Water Mark (approx. 0.4 miles away); Paul Chirone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Star Wars (approx. 0.4 miles away); Magnolia Avenue Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Anselmo.
 
Also see . . .  Theodore A. Gill, Sr. Presbyterian Pastor, Theologian, and Educator.
"Born in Eveleth, Minnesota on January 7, 1920, Ted Gill was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Seminary in New York City, and the University of Zurich
Rev. Dr. Thoedore A, Gill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joseph Alvarado, January 1, 2023
2. Rev. Dr. Thoedore A, Gill Marker
where he wrote his doctoral dissertation on “Recent Protestant Political Theory.” His teachers included Emil Brunner, Karl Barth, Josef Hromadka, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Tillich. He was awarded six honorary doctorates during his career. In his time at the San Francisco seminary, he became one of the founders of the Graduate Theological Union based in Berkeley."
(Submitted on January 9, 2023, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2023, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2023, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.

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