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Faruqi, Isma‘il Raji al- (01 January 1921–27 May 1986), scholar of religion and Islamic social activist, was born in Jaffa, Palestine, the son of ‘Abd al Huda al-Faruqi, a wealthy Muslim judge; his mother’s name is unknown. In 1941 he received a B.A. in philosophy from the American University of Beirut. In 1942 he was employed as a registrar of Cooperative Societies by the British Mandate in Jerusalem, which appointed him in 1945 as the district governor of Galilee. When Israel became an independent Jewish state in 1948, Faruqi fled to the United States and enrolled as a graduate student at Indiana University. In 1949 he graduated with an M.A. in philosophy and was accepted as a graduate student at Harvard University, where in 1951 he earned a second M.A. in philosophy. He then returned to Indiana University, from which he obtained a Ph.D. in 1952. During his graduate studies, Faruqi translated books from Arabic into English for the American Council of Learned Societies. He married Lois Ibsen some time around 1952; they had three daughters and two sons, the younger of which died on a trip to Mexico in March 1986....

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Ramsey, Paul (10 December 1913–20 February 1988), theologian and ethicist, was born Robert Paul Ramsey in Mendenhall, Mississippi, the son of John William Ramsey, a Methodist minister, and Mamie McCay. After receiving his B.S. from Millsaps College (1935), he enrolled at Yale Divinity School, earning a B.D. (1940) and Ph.D. (1943). In 1937 he married Effie Register; they had three daughters. Ramsey began his teaching career in 1942 at Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois; he left Garrett for Princeton University’s new Department of Religion in 1944 and remained there until his retirement in 1982....

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Stringfellow, Frank William (26 April 1928–02 March 1985), lawyer and theologian, was born in Johnston, Rhode Island, the son of Frank Stringfellow, a hosiery mill worker, and Margaret Abbott. Stringfellow grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, graduated from Bates College in 1949, and was awarded a Rotary International Fellowship to study political theory at the London School of Economics the next year. In 1950 he entered the U.S. Army and served with the Second Armored Division in Germany. Following his army service, he entered the Harvard Law School. He graduated from Harvard in 1956 and joined the ministry team of the East Harlem Protestant Parish as its legal counsel, serving as a lawyer to poor residents in East Harlem....