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The Living ChurchDecember 7, 1997Obituary -- Marianne H. Micks215(23)

Marianne H. Micks, professor emerita of biblical and historical theology at Virginia Theological Seminary, died Nov. 4 after a stroke. She was 74. Dr. Micks taught at Virginia for 12 years.

Dr. Micks was a native of Seneca Falls, NY, a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University. In 1957, she and a classmate were the first two women ever to earn a degree from an Episcopal seminary - the Bachelor of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. She received a Ph.D. from Yale three years later.

She was dean and also taught religion at Western College. She also worked in campus ministry for the Episcopal Church at Smith College and at the University of California. She taught at Virginia Seminary from 1974 until her retirement in 1988. Following her retirement, Dr. Micks taught occasional courses at the General Theological Seminary, Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest and Berea College.

She was the author of eight books, a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion and the American Theological Society. She was president of the Conference of Anglican Theologians in 1987 and 1988. She was a member of the Joint Commission on Ecumenical Relations and a participant in Lutheran-Episcopal Dialogue III.