Wall, James M(cKendree)

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WALL, James M(cKendree)

WALL, James M(cKendree). American, b. 1928. Genres: Film, Politics/ Government, Theology/Religion, Essays. Career: Ordained Methodist minister, 1955; Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, GA, sportswriter, 1947-50; assistant pastor of Methodist church, Atlanta, 1953; pastor of Methodist churches in Moreland and Luthersville, GA, 1955-57, and Chicago, IL, 1957-59; associate editor for Together, 1959-60; Christian Advocate, Park Ridge, IL, managing editor, 1960-63, editor, 1963-72; Christian Century, Chicago, editor, 1972-99, senior contributing editor, 1999-. Adjunct professor at Claremont School of Theology. Member of President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 1977-81. Candidate for U.S. Congress, 1972; member of Illinois State Democratic Central Committee, 1974-86; member of Democratic National Committee, 1976-80. Member of Illinois Humanities Council, 1978-80. Publications: Church and Cinema: A Way of Viewing Film, 1971; Winning the War, Losing Our Soul, 1991; Hidden Treasures: Searching for God in Modern Culture, 1997. EDITOR: (and contrib.) Three European Directors, 1973; Theologians in Transition: The Christian Century "How My Mind Has Changed" Series, 1981; A Century of the Century, 1987. Address: 451 S Kenilworth Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126-3928, U.S.A.