The Los Angeles Methodist Bishop signs his name in blue ink.
Autograph sentiment signed: "With every good wish -/ Gerald
Kennedy" in blue ink. 4¾x3 card. Gerald Kennedy (1907-1980) is
best known as the bishop of the Los Angeles Area of the United Methodist Church
for over two decades. After attending the Pacific School of Religion and the
Hartford Theological Seminary, Kennedy served as a pastor and college instructor
throughout the 1930s and 40s, leading churches throughout the country. In 1948
at the age of 40, he was elected to the episcopacy and was assigned to the
Portland, Oregon area before being finally assigned to the Los Angeles area, a
post he would holed from 1952-1972; furthermore, in 1960 he was named
President of the Council of Bishops of The Methodist Church. He wrote many
books on Methodism including The Marks of a Methodist (1960),
which he notes that modern Methodists have "so minimized out history, our
traditions, our doctrine, and our discipline, that to many of our church
members, Methodism is only a convenience and a name". His other writing works
include The Lion and the Lamb (1950), The Methodist Way of
Life (1958), While I'm On My Feet (1963), and My
Third Reader's Notebook (1974). Kennedy was featured on Time Magazine's
story Methodist: The Challenge of Fortune on May 8, 1964, with his
picture featured on the cover. Toned. Corners rounded. Small stains throughout.
Otherwise, fine condition.
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BISHOP GERALD KENNEDY
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