An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Case, Adelaide Teague

(Jan. 10, 1887-June 19, 1948). The first woman to be appointed to full professional rank in an Anglican seminary. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in New York City. She received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1908, her M.A. in 1919, and her Ph.D. in 1924 from Columbia University. From 1914 to 1916 she was librarian in the national headquarters of the Episcopal Church, New York, and from 1917 to 1919 she taught at the New York Training School for Deaconesses. From 1919 to 1941 she taught in the religious education department of Columbia University's Teachers College. On Sept. 22, 1941, Case became Professor of Christian Education in the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She served on a number of boards of national religious organizations, and was a liberal catholic in churchmanship. Her two major publications are Liberal Christianity and Religious Education (1924) and As Modern Writers See Jesus: A Descriptive Bibliography of Books about Jesus (1927). She died in Boston.

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