- David H. Smith
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....