D. Elton Trueblood

TRUEBLOOD, David Elton. b. Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa, 12 December 1900; d. Meadowood Retirement Community, near Lansdale, Pennsylvania, 20 December 1994. Some records indicate that Elton was born ‘near Indianola’, but he writes that ‘On rare occasions we drove sixteen miles to either Indianola or Knoxville…’ (While It Is Day, p. 10).  Other records state that he was born at the family farm (near Waveland, in Warren County); he himself, however, states that he was born at Pleasantville (Trueblood, dissertation, p. 352). Trueblood was an author, educator, lecturer, philosopher, and theologian.  His primary contributions to hymnology are ‘Thou, whose purpose is to kindle’* (‘Baptism...

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