William D. Coleman (pastor)

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William D. Coleman
W. D. Coleman.jpg
Education S.T.M.[1]
Church Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, North America
Title Reverend Doctor

William D. Coleman was the first Principal[2] of the Andhra Christian Theological College, Hyderabad.

When four theological colleges came together to start Andhra Christian Theological College in Rajahmundry, William D. Coleman was installed[3] as the Principal of the College in 1964.

The Andhra Christian Theological College comprised faculty from four previous entities:

W. D. Coleman worked in an ecumenical environment together with Baptists, Lutherans, Anglicans, and Wesleyans.[4] It was Coleman who supervised the relocation of the College from Rajahmundry to Hyderabad as well as establishing[5] the new campus in Hyderabad, especially during the Licence Raj.[6]

Religious titles
Preceded by
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Missionary Evangelist[7]

Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church[1]

Succeeded by
Academic offices
Preceded by
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Professor of Old Testament

Andhra Christian Theological College, Hyderabad, India
1964 - 1972

Succeeded by
Victor Premasagar
Preceded by
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Principal

Andhra Christian Theological College, Hyderabad, India
1964 - 1972

Succeeded by
Victor Premasagar

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Sir Stanley Reed (Edited), The Times of India Directory and Year Book including Who's Who, Bennett, Coleman and Company, Kolkata, 1963.[1]
  2. ^ al-Basheer, Volumes 1-2, Henry Martyn Institute of Islamic Studies, Hyderabad. p.29. [2]
  3. ^ Yearbook, United Lutheran Church in America, 1965. p. 11. [3]
  4. ^ Edgar R. Trexler, Mission in a New World, Fortress Press, 1977. p. 29. [4]
  5. ^ Indian Church History Review, Volume 13, Church History Association of India, 1979. p. 83. [5]
  6. ^ The Lutheran, Volume 11, Issues 1-12, Lutheran Church in America, 1973. p. 40.[6]
  7. ^ The Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church: a Brief History, The Department of Religious Education of the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1951. [7]
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