An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Cully, Kendig Brubaker

(Nov. 30, 1913-Mar. 29, 1987). Leading Christian educator, editor, and seminary administrator. He was born in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and received his B.A. from American International College in 1934; and his B.D. in 1937, his M.R.E. in 1938, and his Ph.D. in 1939 from the Hartford Seminary Foundation. He was ordained deacon on May 20, 1955, and priest on Dec. 12, 1955. He held posts and conducted research in religious education in parish churches and theological seminaries. He taught Christian Education at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 1953-1964 and at the New York Theological Seminary, 1964-1971, where he also served as dean, 1965-1971. Cully was rector and dean of the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky, 1980-1985. He was a founding co-editor of The Review of Books and Religion from 1971 to 1984. Among his publications are Confirmation: History, Doctrine, and Practice (1962), The Episcopal Church and Education (1966), and Confirmation Re-Examined (1982). He and Iris V. Cully were the general editors of Harper's Encyclopedia of Religious Education (1990), and he edited The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Education (1963). Cully died in Claremont, California.

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