Samford University


Purves, Andrew



First Name:  Andrew

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Last Name: Purves


A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Rev. Andrew Purves received degrees in philosophy and divinity from the University of Edinburgh, and a Th.M. from Duke Divinity School.  His Ph.D. is also from Edinburgh.  He came to the US in 1978 and was ordained by Philadelphia Presbytery where he served the Hebron Presbyterian Church in Clinton, PA until 1983 when he joined the faculty of Pittsburch Theological Seminary.  Purves has a long list of publications, both books and articles.  He is married to the Rev. Catherine J. Purves, minister of the Bellevue United Presbyterian Church, and they have three grown children.
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