Shackleford, John M. 1929-

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Shackleford, John M. 1929-


Born December 22, 1929, in Mobile, AL; son of Robert and Myrtice Shackleford; married October 1, 1954; wife's name Jeanne; children: Jeanne Marie Shackleford Freeman, Petronella Shackleford Schnormeier. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Spring Hill College, B.S., 1957; University of Alabama, Ph.D., 1961; earned M.A., 1992. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, chamber music.


Home—Mobile, AL. E-mail—[email protected]


University of Alabama, College of Medicine, Birmingham, associate professor of anatomy, 1961-72; University of South Alabama, Mobile, professor of anatomy and department chair, 1972-90; worked as instructor in theology, 1993-2001. University of Oslo, visiting associate professor, 1963. Also served on the board of directors for the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.


Gold Award, Alabama Easter Seals.


The Biblical Heart, Factor Press (Mobile, AL), 1996.

Biblical Body Language: The Figurative Face of Scripture, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2000.

Science and Religion: Expelling the Demons from the Marriage Bed, Factor Press (Mobile, AL), 2001.

God as Symbol: What Our Beliefs Tell Us, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2004.

Faith Seeking Understanding: Approaching God through Science, Paulist Press (Mahwah, NJ), 2007.

Contributor of about forty articles to scientific journals.


John M. Shackleford told CA: "I was injured in 1949 and have been in a wheelchair since then. I received the major portion of my education following my injury. After retiring in 1990 from my position as an anatomist, I returned to college and earned an M.A. in theology. My books are related to my scientific background in combination with my theological efforts. Science and religion are my principal interests at the present time."