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Bobby McClain- theologian, scholar, civil rights leader and Commission member dies at age 82.

Featured Bobby McClain- theologian, scholar, civil rights leader and Commission member dies at age 82.

The Rev. William Bobby McClain, the Black theologian and civil rights leader who championed the United Methodist worship book “Songs of Zion,” died after a short illness on Nov. 18. He was 82.

McClain was a “history-maker,” said the Rev. Alfred “Fred” T. Day III, retired top executive of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History.

“He was a giant and his immense influence. … will be felt for generations,” Day said. He said McClain molded the minds of United Methodism’s leading clergy, congregations and members of the academy and was influential as a church historian and homilist.

The Rev. William Bobby McClain, the Black theologian and civil rights leader who championed the United Methodist worship book “Songs of Zion,” died after a short illness on Nov. 18. He was 82.
 

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McClain, theologian and civil rights leader, dies at 82