James G. Gilkey

Short Name: James G. Gilkey
Full Name: Gilkey, James Gordon, 1889-1964
Birth Year: 1889
Death Year: 1964

Born: September 28, 1889, Watertown, Massachusetts.
Died: July 1964, Weekapaug, Rhode Island.
Buried: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Gilkey graduated from Harvard College (1912) and Union Theological Seminary. He was a teacher and chaplain at Amherst College, then, starting in 1917, pastored at the South Congregational Church, Springfield, Massachusetts, until retiring in 1954. In 1926, he was the commencement speaker at the University of Connecticut. Gilkey’s works include:

A Faith for the New Generation, 1926
The Certainty of God, 1928
Secrets of Effective Living (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927)
Solving Life’s Everyday Problems, 1930
Meeting the Challenge of Modern Doubt (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931)
Managing One’s Self, 1932
What Can We Believe?, 1933
You Can Master Life, 1934
Getting Help from Religion, 1936
The Problem of Following Jesus, 1938
A Faith to Affirm, 1940
How to Be Your Best
God Will Help You, 1943
When Life Gets Hard, 1945
Gaining the Faith You Need, 1948


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