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Coe, George Albert
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(Mar 26, 1862 Mendon, NY – Nov 9, 1951 Claremont, CA) was professor at the University of Southern California, 1888–1890; Northwestern University, 1891–1909; Union Theological Seminary (NY), 1909–1922; and Teachers College, New York, 1922–1927. In 1909, Coe was called to Union Theological Seminary as the first professor of religious education at a Protestant seminary in the US. There he gave his inaugural lecture on the theme “Can Religion Be Taught?” In the same year, he was elected president of the Relig…

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Tippen, Brian A., “Coe, George Albert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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