Theologian Carl Bangs Dies
Thursday, August 8, 2002
USA
Enter your new article here.Arial" size="2">Noted theologian Carl Bangs died July 7 after suffering a stroke. Among his major works were Arminius: A Study in the Dutch Reformation (1971), now the standard English-language biography of the theologian who greatly influenced Wesleyan theology, and Phineas F. Bresee: His Life in Methodism, the Holiness Movement, and the Church of the Nazarene (1995).

Bangs held degrees from Pasadena College, Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, and the University of Chicago. He taught at Olivet Nazarene College from 1953 to 1961 and at Saint Paul School of Theology from 1961 to 1988. He also was president of the American Society of Church History.

One sister, Mildred Bangs Wynkoop, was also a theologian. Another sister, Bernice Bangs Morgan, was a home missions pastor in Alaska.

Bangs' wife and research assistant, Marjorie, died two weeks after her husband.
--Stan Ingersol, Nazarene Archives

Bangs' wife and research assistant, Marjorie, died two weeks after her husband.
--Stan Ingersol, Nazarene Archives