Georgia Elma Harkness (1891-1974), first woman to teach theology in an American seminary, was once a household name, but few today know who she is–and all of her writings are out of print. We need to recover the work of this neglected theologian for the life of the church today.
Born 21 April 1891, Harkness was the youngest of four children born to Joseph Warren Harkness and Lillie Merrill Harkness. She was born in Harkness, NY, a town in the Adirondacks named for her grandfather. A Methodist, she was personally converted in a revival as a teenager, and sensed a calling to serve the church. Her family was upper middle class and progressive, thereby giving her opportunities for education beyond what was available to most girls and w… Go to person page >
Display Title: Tell It! Tell It Out with GladnessFirst Line: Tell it! Tell it out with gladnessTune Title: HYMN TO JOYAuthor: Georgia Elma Harkness, 1891-1974Meter: 18.104.22.168 DScripture: Romans 10:15Date: 2007Subject: Church | ; Commissioning | ; Easter | ; Evangelism | ; Gospel Call and Response | ; Love | ; Mission | ; Providence | ; Salvation | ; Word of God |
Display Title: Tell It! Tell It Out With GladnessFirst Line: [Tell It! Tell It Out With Gladness]Author: Georgia E. HarknessScripture: Matthew 28:20Date: 2008Source: Holding in Trust (Hope Publishing Company,, 1992)