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Coe, George Albert (26 March 1862–09 November 1951), psychologist of religion, religious educator, and political activist, was born in Mendon, New York, the son of the Reverend George W. Coe, a Methodist minister, and Harriet Van Voorhis. He completed the A.B. at the University of Rochester in 1884 and then enrolled in the Boston University School of Theology, where he received the S.T.B. in 1887 and the A.M. in philosophy and world religions in 1888. In 1891, after a year of study at the University of Berlin, he completed a Ph.D. at the Boston University School of All Sciences....

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Guiles, Austin Philip (23 June 1894–13 November 1953), theological educator, was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, the son of Austin Greenclay Guiles (occupation unknown) and Hanna Davis. After serving with the U.S. Army Ambulance Corps in Italy (1917–1919), Guiles, called “Phil,” earned degrees from Princeton University (A.B., 1921), Columbia University (M.A., 1923), New York’s Union Theological Seminary (B.D., 1925), and the University of Edinburgh (Ph.D., 1934, with a dissertation entitled “Mental Therapy and the Forgiveness of Sins; A Clinical View of the Results of Sin, with Psychological Studies of Religious Leaders …”). He was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1924 and became a Congregationalist in 1939. He served as pastor of Union Church, Palisade, New Jersey (1925–1927), and later as associate to pastors at the Old South Church in Boston (1931–1933). He married Louise Earhart in 1925; they had four children....

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Johnson, Paul Emanuel (19 February 1898–01 September 1974), theological educator and psychologist, was born in Niantic, Connecticut, the son of John Edward Johnson, a Methodist clergyman, and Martha Cadwallander. He attended schools in Waterloo, Iowa, and in 1920 received his A.B. degree from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. In 1921 he was awarded an A.M. degree from the University of Chicago. He received a professional theological degree, the S.T.B., from the Boston University School of Theology in 1923 and in 1928 earned a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Boston University. In 1922 he married Evelyn Grant, who provided him with intellectual and emotional support throughout his career; they had two children....