Georgia Harkness (1891-1974) was a theologian who broke new ground for women in the Methodist church at a time when the pulpits and seminaries were closed to females. Harkness was a voice for racial and gender equality, a prolific author, and her hymns and prayers are still known today.
Harkness’ book, What Christians Believe, was rereleased in 2017 by Abingdon Press. She also continues to leave a mark on education. A Georgia Harkness scholarship is offered for women seeking a second career in ordained ministry.
“I had the great privilege of reading some of your books and articles. I have long admired your Christian witness and your sound theology.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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This video was first posted on March 14, 2017.