Nebraska Authors

L. Harold De Wolf

AKA: Lotan Harold Dewolf

Born 1905-01-31 Columbus, NE (USA)

Died 1986-05-24
Polk, FL (USA)

He was the dissertation advisor to Martin Luther King Jr. and delivered a funeral speech after King died.

Places Lived

Columbus, NE
Lincoln, NE
Boston, MA
Washington D.C.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




Bachelor of Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE, 1924
Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1926
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1929-30, PhD., 1935


Ordained Minister of the Methodist Church
Professor of Philosophy and Theology

Places Worked

Churches in NE and MA
Boston University, and School of Theology
Wesley Theological Seminary
Lecturer for various colleges
Worked on theological education in Central and East Africa


Borden Parker Bowne Fellow in Philosophy, 1933- 34
Nebraska Wesleyan University S.T.D., 1948
University of the Pacfic, Colliver Lecturer, 1960
Vanderbilt University, Cole Lecturer, 1960
De Pauw University, Mendenhall Lecturer, 1962


American Academy of Religion
American Association of University Professors
American Philosophical Association
American Theological Society
Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy (national board of directors)


An Encyclopedia of Religion. 1945. (contributor)
Methodism. 1947. (contributor)
Our Faith in Immortality. 1949. (published anonymously)
The Religious Revolt Against Reason. 1949.
A Theology of the Living Church. 1953 and 1960. (revised edition)
The Church and Social Responsibility. 1953. (contributor)
Trends and Frontiers of Religious Thought. 1955.
Healing: Human and Divine. 1957. (contributor)
The Responsible Student. 1957. (contributor)
Ku Kanela Ivangeli in Xitswa. 1957. (contributor)
The Case for Theology in Liberal Perspective. 1959.
Present Trends in Christian Thought. 1960.
The Enduring Message of the Bible. 1960.
Acknowledgement of Non-Christian Contributions to Christian Faith and Life. 1960.
How My Mind Has Changed. 1961. (contributor)
Theological Dictionary. 1963. (co-authored)
Teaching Our Faith in God. 1963.
A Hard Rain and a Cross. 1966.
Crime and Justice in America: A Paradox of Conscience. 1975.
What America Should Do About Crime. 1976.
Eternal Life, Why We Believe. 1980.

Contributor to Collier's Encyclopedia, and Westminster Dictionary of Christian Education as well as other religious, philosophical, educational and psychological journals.

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