Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Memorials: Mariano Di Gangi

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Memorials: Mariano Di Gangi

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Mariano Di Gangi was born on July 25, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, to Joseph and Rose (Piacenti) Di Gangi. Mariano was later joined by a brother, John.

Mariano received his B.A. degree from Brooklyn College in 1943, followed by a B. Th. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Chestnut Hill, PA, in 1946, and a B.D. from Presbyterian College in Montreal in 1949. He was granted the D.D. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 1965.

Mariano pastored the Beckwith Memorial Italian Presbyterian Church in Montreal for about five years. He then pastored St. Enoch's Presbyterian Church in Hamilton from 1951-61. The church grew from about 150 to over 1100 members. Dr. Di Gangi pastored the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA, from 1961-67. He succeeded Dr. Barnhouse and was followed by Dr. Boice. Mariano served on the Board of Administration of the National Association of Evangelicals from 1965-67 and was president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (1969-71). He also pastored Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto for four years. He served for 20 years as Executive Director of InterServe, a missionary agency, and taught pastoral studies at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, retiring as Professor Emeritus. Mariano was an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada for 62 years.

Mariano authored works on Jonah (West Pub. Co., 1963) and Joel (Baker, 1970), wrote Apologetics without Apologetics (Sunday School Times, 1964); The Spirit of Christ (Baker, 1975); Word for All Seasons: Preaching through the Christian Year (Baker, 1980); Twelve Prophetic Voices: Major Messages from the Minor Prophets (Victor, 1989); and A Golden Treasury of Puritan Devotion: Selections from the Writings of Thirteen Puritan Divines (P & R Publishing, 1999). …

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