Mary Louise Bringle

BRINGLE, Mary Louise (‘Mel’). b. Ripley, Tennessee, 31 July 1953. Bringle grew up in a family active in the Presbyterian Church US: her father served as a deacon and ruling elder, and her mother taught two-year-olds in Sunday school. She sang in children’s and youth choirs at the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. She majored in French and religious studies at Guilford College, Greensboro (BA 1975); received a Fribourg Foundation grant to study at the Institut de Science et de Théologie des Religions (ISTR), Institut Catholique de Paris (Auditeur in Christianity and Culture 1975); and a Danforth Fellowship for graduate study in theology with Don Saliers*, James W...

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