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Edward Le Roy Long, Jr. was the James W. Pearsall Professor of Christian Ethics and Theology of Culture at Drew University. This Drew Library's archival Edward Le Roy Long Jr. collection includes correspondence, photographs, syllabi, and other papers relating to his teaching career at Drew University.


Edward Le Roy Long, Jr., was born March 4, 1924 in Saratoga Springs, New York , and grew up in Younkers, New York. He graduated in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was an instructor in physics there for a short time before entering Union Theological Seminary in New York. He received the Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1945 and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1951. He married Dorothy L. Whitney in 1947, and they had three sons: Roger, Charles, and Douglas. Dorothy passed away in 1980 and Long married Grace Darling Cumming in 1982.


He authored numerous articles and books, including The Christian Response to the Atomic Crisis (1950) , Science and Christian Faith (1950) , Religious Beliefs of American Scientists (1952) , Conscience and Compromise (1954) , A Survey of Christian Ethics (1967), War and Conscience in America (1968), Peace Thinking in a Warring World (1983), Academic Bonding and Social Concern: The History of the Society of Christian Ethics: 1959-1983 (1984), and Higher Education as a Moral Enterprise (1992). To Liberate and Redeem: Moral Reflections on the Biblical Narrative (1997), Patterns of Polity: Varieties of Church Governance (2001), Facing Terrorism: Responding as Christians (2004). He authored more than sixty articles, spanning the years from 1945 to 1993.