In Remembrance: G. Ray Jordan ’48Div Died on February 10 2012

Longtime religious studies professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Ray Jordan, who retired from SDSU in 1996, died peacefully on February 10, 2012.

Read a tribute on the SDSU religious studies department website.

4 remembrances

  • Robin Williams
    Robin Williams, 1:30am September 27 2020 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    I'm late in adding my remembrances. Dr. Jordon changed my life in ways that continue to today in the fall of 2020, though it took decades to realize just how much.

  • Thomas A O Kelly
    Thomas A O Kelly, 3:25pm December 24 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Professor Jordan was my most meaningful instructor during the Vietnam war era. Never judgmental, always truly listening. He and his fine wife Marilyn, helped me navigate many treacherous and contentious situations, both before and after my ill-fated and naive military experiment.

    Shortly before graduating from SDSU, Ray gave me a marvelous book of wisdom, The Book of Tea, by Kakuzo Okakura, which i re-read 50 years later.

    By any standard, Ray Jordan was a 5 Star professor and human being.

  • Stephanie Eileen Jordan
    Stephanie Eileen Jordan, 2:24am July 05 2022 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    It's nice to read how my dad affected people. It's true he was never judgmental he was always compassionate and always loving. He helped a lot of people in many ways as so did his father Dr G Ray Jordan who was a minister at Emory University and a professor. They were both great men I am honored to be his daughter his first born. And he gives me such great joy to be how he has affected people in such good ways. He is always with me.

  • Steven A. Keys
    Steven A. Keys , 8:05pm July 27 2022 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    I’m currently reading one of the Dr. Jordan’s books “YOU CAN PREACH”. This book has empowered and educated me, on how important it is as it relates to preaching the Word of God. I’ve benefitted greatly from this powerful read.

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