THE SOCIAL EDGE INTERVIEW: THEOLOGIAN AND CLERGYMAN ROBERT FRANKLIN
by Gerry McCarthy
Dr. Robert Franklin is the Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory University. He is one of the leading voices in theological education.
An ordained clergyman, Dr. Franklin has served at Harvard Divinity School, The University of Chicago, and the Interdenominational Theological Center. His previous books include Liberating Visions, and Another’s Day Journey. His new book Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities was just published by Augsburg Fortress Press.
I reached Dr. Franklin in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and three children.
Gerry McCarthy: Early in Crisis in The Village you write that: "The world needs strong moral leadership, but our national leaders continue to miss opportunities to provide it." Are you hopeful this can change?