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Bishop James Pike was a maverick minister and controversial bishop who died mysteriously in tthe Holy Land. Today, we discuss his death, life, and legacy with his widow, Diane Kennedy Pike.
BISHOP JAMES PIKE: was an American Episcopal bishop, prolific writer, and one of the first mainline religious figures to appear regularly on television. His outspoken views on many theological and social issues made him one of the most controversial public figures of his time. Late in his life he explored after-life experimentation in an effort to contact his recently deceased son.
DIANE PIKE: A graduate, with distinction, of Stanford University with a B.A. in Education, Diane Pike earned her Master’s Degree in English from Columbia University. Further graduate studies at Union Theological Seminary, San Jose State University, Pacific School of Religion, and United States International University in Guidance and Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, Ethics, Human Growth and Development, and Theology.