Fuller Theological Seminary, Institutional Archives
Our institutional Archives exist to provide a space to preserve and maintain the history of Fuller Theological Seminary. Each major department has a place where their material is stored. The Archivist's job is to store and maintain these materials, which remain in the library for institutional purposes only.
Fuller Voices within our Archives
Colin Brown is professor of systematic theology and has been at Fuller since 1978. Prior to teaching at Fuller he taught at institutions in Germany, Canada, and England. He studied at the University of Liverpool (B.A.), University of London (B.D.), University of Nottingham (M.A., DD) and the University of Bristol (Ph.D.).
Ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1959, Brown has been a U.S. citizen since 1986 and is now associated with the Episcopal Church, USA. He is the author of many books, including Karl Barth and the Christian Message (1999), Miracles and the Critical Mind (1984), Jesus in European Protestant Thought (1985), and the first volume of the Christianity and Western Thought (1990) series. The collection consists of 10 boxes of correspondence from the editing of The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology (1986), research notes and proofs of Jesus in European Protestant Thought, correspondence from 1972 to 1978, reviews of Brown’s publications and other published materials. The book collection is being integrated into the Fuller Theological Seminary library collections.
Richard E. Brown II (1922- ) was a member of the first entering class of Fuller Theological Seminary in the Fall of 1947. He was at that time a member of the Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet. Having grown up in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) he felt a call, affirmed by Charles E. Fuller, to pursue ordination in that denomination. He therefore left Fuller in order to earn his Bachelor of Divinity at Brite Seminary, Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, Texas. After many years of ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in 1987 he entered an active retirement of ministry, teaching, writing, travel and golf. In 1997 he helped found Christian Heritage Ministry which began rebroadcasting the Old Fashioned Revival Hour in 2002. He has been an important part of the preservation of the Charles E. Fuller legacy.
The collection was given in June 2009, 8 boxes of papers and recordings documenting a varied life of ministry and service. These include wartime letters home, a collection of music accumulated through a lifetime of singing, papers related to the Country Church of Hollywood, papers from several Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) where he served as pastor and family letters and mementos, as well as many Rudy Atwood and OFRH Quartet recordings.
Born in Antigo, Wisconsin in 1919, Dr. Carnell was the son of a Baptist minister. He majored in philosophy under Dr. Gordon Haddon Clark at Wheaton College receiving his B.A in 1941. He also received the degrees of Bachelor of Theology and Th.M. from Westminster Theological Seminary, in 1944, and was ordained that year into the Baptist ministry. He served as a pastor while studying at Harvard Divinity School where he received the degree of Doctor of Theology in 1948. He completed his graduate work at Boston University where he earned his Ph.D, having written his dissertation on "The Problem of Verification in Soren Kierkegaard."
After serving for three years on the faculty of Gordon College and Divinity School, Dr. Carnell began teaching apologetics and philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1948, until his death in 1967. During these years he taught adult Sunday School classes and often preached at Lake Avenue Congregational Church where he was a member. From 1954 to 1959 he was president of the Seminary.
A well-known theological author, his books include An Introduction to Christian Apologetics (1948); a prize-winning volume used as a textbook in apologetics, The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr (1950); A Philosophy of the Christian Religion (1952); Christian Commitment (1957); The Case for Orthodox Theology (1959); The Kingdom of Love and the Pride of Life (1960); and The Burden of Soren Kierkegaard (1965).
The collection includes his correspondence from 1955 through 1960, presidential administrative files, promotional letters and reports, copies of his letters of recommendation, clippings and brochures concerning the seminary and Carnell’s memorial leaflets. Size: 3 linear feet.
The Charles E. Fuller papers document the life and ministry of Charles E. Fuller (1887-1969) and Grace Payton Fuller (1886-1966). The collection deals primarily with their radio ministries, the Pilgrims' Hour and the Old-Fashioned Revival Hour, and the co-founding of Fuller Theological Seminary. Included in the collection are program notes and sound recordings spanning over forty years, letters sent by radio listeners, and the Heart to Heart newsletter sent out to OFRH listeners. The papers of Grace Payton Fuller, which chronicle her life before her marriage to Fuller and the vital role she played in their radio ministry, are also housed in the archive. The collection is a rich resource for individuals interested in American religious history, evangelicalism, and twentieth-century popular culture. Size: 80 linear feet.
Integral to this collection are the Diaries of Cutler B. Whitwell which are full of news of Charles and Grace Fuller and regular trips to Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, as well as the founding of Fuller Theological Seminary and its early days.
The son of Fuller Theological Seminary's founder, Charles E. Fuller, and his wife, nee Grace Payton, Daniel P. Fuller (1925- ) earned his B.A. at the University of California (Berkeley); B.D. and Th.M. at Fuller Theological Seminary; Th.D. at Northern Baptist Seminary; D.Theol. at the University of Basel; and his D.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary. He was on the faculty of the Fuller Theological Seminary for 40 years, 1953-1993, as professor of Hermeneutics. Since retirement he has maintained a website, "The Berean Corner," on classical inductive Bible study and biblical theology. He published four books including an autobiography of his father, Give the Winds a Mighty Voice: the Story of Charles E. Fuller. His life work is the 500 page Unity of the Bible (Zondervan, 1992). As of February 2006 this book remains in print digitally from Zondervan. Much of his writing was in preparation for his classes and was not officially published. The collection includes correspondence, an extensive collection of unpublished work as well as published articles, miscellaneous papers, and several boxes of his collected pamphlets. Size: 22 linear feet.
Gaebelein, Paul W.
Born May 7, 1919, Paul W. Gaebelein was the grandson of well known Hebrew scholar and dispensationalist Arno C. Gaebelein and his wife Emma. His father Paul W. Gaebelein was born in 1887 and had two brothers: Frank E. Gaebelein, headmaster of Stony Brook Christian High School and Arno Wesley Gaebelein. Paul Gaebelein Jr. grew up in Pasadena at Lake Avenue Congregational Church.
He earned his B.A. in Economics at Pomona College, 1941, and then served in the Military until 1946. From 1947 until 1956 he was a public accountant. He gave lectures on the subject of accounting at Claremont Graduate School while he worked on his Ph.D. there in economics, completed in 1968. His dissertation is entitled “Devaluation under full employment and inflation: the case of Israel”. In 1976 he earned another Ph.D. this time at UCLA, in Ancient Near Eastern Civilization. The title of this dissertation is “Graphemic Analysis of Old Babylonian Letters from Mari.” From 1987 until 1991 he taught Old Testament and Akkadian at Fuller Theological Seminary.
His publications include: "Memoir from the Field: Choga Mish VI Recalled," The Oriental Institute News and Notes 152 (1997) 11; and “Psalm 34 and other biblical acrostics: evidence from the Aleppo codex,” Maarav (5-6 Spring 1990), 127-143. Robert Mullins of the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of California, Los Angeles, edited a Festchrift in Honor of Paul W. Gaebelein, Jr. on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday entitled Human Origins: An Archaeological and Theological Perspective.
There are 20 linear feet of archival materials which include personal information, correspondence, teaching notes, subject files and research notes, as well as published and unpublished materials. The book collection was integrated into the Fuller Theological Seminary library.
Dr. Dean Gilliland professors of contextual theology at Fuller Theological Seminary's School of Intercultural Studies, formerly called the School of World Mission. Gilliland studied at Houghton College (A.B., 1950), Evangelical Theological Seminary, now Garrett-Evangelical Divinity School (B.D. 1954), Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M. 1960), and Hartford Seminary Foundation (Ph.D. 1971). He came to Fuller in 1990 after 22 years in Nigeria as a missionary with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries where he worked in theological education and co-founded the West African Association of Theological Institutes. At Fuller Theological Seminary he taught courses contextualization, African studies, and the Pauline theology of mission. His publications include, Pauline Theology and Mission Practice (1983), African Religion Meets Islam: Religious Change in Northern Nigeria (1986), The Word Among Us: Contextualization and World Mission (edited, 1989), and The World Forever Our Parish (1991), among others. Gilliland also served as chair of the board of the Zwemer Institute for Muslim Studies and as president of the American Society of Missiology (ASM) from 1995-1996.
The collection contains publications, documentation of his involvement in ASM, the board of the Mission Society for United Methodists (14 years), and other organizations, as well as of his teaching career at Fuller Theological Seminary. Size: 13 linear feet.
Art Glasser joined the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1970. From 1971 to 1980 he served that School as Dean. In both 1972 and 1980 he attended the World Council of Church's Commission of World Mission & Evangelism. In 1974 he attended the International Congress on World Evangelization in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He is the author of 10 books, including And Some Believed: A Chaplain's Experiences with the Marines in the South Pacific (1946), reflections on his chaplaincy; Missions in Crisis : Rethinking missionary strategy (1961), co-written with Eric S. Fife; Kingdom and Mission (1989); Contemporary Theologies of Mission (1983), co-written with Donald A. McGavran; and Giving Wings to the Gospel : The Remarkable Story of Mission Aviation Fellowship (1995), co-written with Dietrich G. Buss.
The collection contains his administrative files and correspondence as Dean of the School of World Mission, missiological correspondence, documents from important evangelism conferences, newsletters and periodicals related to Jewish missions, including American Messianic Fellowship, L’Ami d’Israel, and Israel My Glory and a topical file for writing, speaking and course preparation.
Size: 50 linear feet
David Allan Hubbard (B.A., B.D., Th.M., Ph.D., D.D., L.H.D., Lit.D.) (1928 -1993), an ordained minister of the American Baptist Church, began his career as a professor of biblical studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara; he served Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of Old Testament and then as president from 1963-1993. During these years he led the school to become one of the world's largest interdenominational seminaries, adding in 1965 a School of Psychology and a School of World Mission (now School of Intercultural Studies) to complement the School of Theology.
An Old Testament scholar, Hubbard wrote four commentaries on the Old Testament and served as a general editor of the Word Biblical Commentary until his death. He published 36 books in all, including With Bands of Love, Psalms for All Seasons, What We Evangelicals Believe, The Holy Spirit in Today's World, The Second Coming and The Practice of Prayer. He was widely acknowledged as a leader in the evangelical community, in theological scholarship and in higher education and was in constant demand as a speaker and lecturer. He also played a key role in bringing together previously separate segments of the evangelical community in new coalitions and in encouraging women to develop their gifts through the Office of Women's Concerns and the mandatory use of inclusive language at Fuller Theological Seminary.
As a statesman for the evangelical community he built bridges with the Jewish and Catholic communities and led Fuller through the inerrancy/infallibility controversy of the 1960's. Again at the forefront of a controversial issue among Christians, Hubbard voted against mandating equal time for creationism in school texts during his time as a member of the California Board of Education, 1972-1975.
This collection includes biographical material, personal correspondence, drafts of published material, scripts for radio programs, professional and classroom lecture notes and syllabi, and a partial collection of his publications. The Collection also includes materials on the signs and wonders controversy; the development of the "Mission Beyond the Mission" statement; Winona Lake School of Theology; the Fuller statement of faith; the Battle for the Bible controversy; Fuller faculty addresses, lectures and articles; campus property documents; and women’s issues papers, including documents concerning Paul Jewett’s Man as Male and Female. Size: 70 linear feet.
Paul King Jewett (1920-1991) was senior professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Jewett, who held a doctorate in theology from Harvard, was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who came to Fuller in 1955. His book "Man as Male and Female" (1975), is held in wide esteem as an early plea for the equality of men and women. In his book "The Ordination of Women" (1981) he argued for the ordination of women to the ministry.
The Occasional Bulletins are Paul K. Jewett’s systematic theology course syllabi which include theological essays on the following topics: Doctrine of God; Doctrine of Scripture; Doctrine of man; Doctrine of salvation; The person of Christ; Doctrine of the church; Doctrine of the last things. Size: 1 linear foot.
Charles H. Kraft, a member of Fuller’s faculty since 1969, is senior professor of anthropology and intercultural communication in the School of Intercultural Studies. He served as a missionary in Northern Nigeria, a professor in African languages at Michigan State University and UCLA, and part-time professor of anthropology at Biola University. He earned his BA from Wheaton College, a BD from Ashland Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Hartford Seminary Foundation. His published books include Worldview for Christian Witness (2008), Confronting Powerless Christianity (2002), Culture, Communication, and Christianity (2001), I Give You Authority (1997), Anthropology for Christian Witness (1996), Deep Wounds, Deep Healing (1994), Defeating Dark Angels (1997), Communication Theory for Christian Witness (1983, 1991), and the groundbreaking work, Christianity in Culture (1979, revised edition 2005). His travels for teaching and ministry have taken him around the world. His early career focused on anthropology and communication. After he became involved with the Signs and Wonders course at Fuller taught by John Wimber, Kraft experienced a shift in worldview and began publishing materials related to inner healing, spiritual warfare, and spiritual dynamics. His areas of expertise, research, writing, and teaching include Biblical Christianity and culture (including contextualization), communicating Biblical Christianity, anthropology and Christianity, cross-cultural Christian theology, worldview, spiritual warfare, and inner healing. The course materials include syllabi, course readers, and course evaluations by students. The collection includes his course-related materials, writings, research materials, his annotated personal library, and African artifacts. The focus is primarily African culture, linguistics, cross-cultural communication, spiritual warfare, and inner healing. A collection of Dr. Kraft’s published books is also included in the archives.
Ladd, G. Eldon
George Eldon Ladd was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1933 and pastored in New England from 1936 to 1945. He served as an instructor at Gordon College of Theology and Missions (now Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), Wenham, Massachusetts from 1942-45. He was an associate professor of New Testament and Greek from 1946-50, and head of the department of New Testament from 1946-49. In 1950-52 he was an associate professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, becoming professor of Biblical Theology in 1952.
Ladd's best-known work, A Theology of the New Testament, has been used by thousands of seminary students since its publication in 1974. This work was enhanced and updated by Donald A. Hagner in 1993.
Ladd was a notable, modern proponent of Historic Premillennialism, and often criticized dispensationalist views. His perspective is expressed in The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views, R. G. Clouse, editor (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1977) and the shorter and more accessible The Gospel of the Kingdom (Paternoster, 1959). His other publications include The Blessed Hope, Eerdmans, 1980; A Commentary on the Revelation of John, Eerdmans, 1972; The Last Things (An Eschatology For Laymen), Eerdmans, 1978; and The Presence of the Future. Eerdmans, 1996.
The collection consists of sermon manuscripts, research notes, administrative papers and 3 linear feet of correspondence. Size: 14 linear feet.
Newt Malony has been active on the faculty of the seminary since joining the School of Psychology in 1969.
A prodigious scholar, Malony's most recent publications include Living with Paradox: Religious Leadership and the Genius of Double Vision (1998) and Christ in the Heart of Psychology: The Early Years of Fuller Seminary's School of Psychology (1996). A licensed psychologist and ordained United Methodist minister, Malony has also maintained professional involvement in the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and American College of Forensic Examiners.
The collection includes research notes on glossolalia and the early history of the School of Psychology as well as administrative records. Size: 8 linear feet, unprocessed.
McClendon, James William
Born in Louisianna in 1924, Systematic Theologian James McClendon was raised and ordained in the Southern Baptist tradition. He taught theology for 46 years at a variety of public universities and theological seminaries. These included the University of San Francisco (where he was the first non-Catholic theologian in the U.S. to belong to a Catholic theology department), Stanford, Temple, Goucher, Notre Dame, St. Mary's Moraga, Baylor, and Fuller Theological Seminary. His pioneering Biography as Theology: How Life Stories Can Remake Today's Theology (Abingdon, 1974, Trinity Press, 1990) helped launch the narrative theology movement. He completed the last of his three-volume work in systematic theology: Ethics (1986), Doctrine (1994) and Witness just before his death in 2000.
Among Baptist scholars McClendon's theology was seen as offering an alternative to the intolerable choice between liberalism and fundamentalism. Within the Anabaptist tradition he is widely held to be one of the most eloquent voices for this perspective on ethics and theology.
The papers document his life as a pastor and scholar from 1949, his first experience in pastoral ministry, until his death in 2000. Size: 15 linear feet, unprocessed.
Mouw, Richard J.
Richard J. Mouw has served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary since 1993, after having served the seminary for four years as provost and senior vice president. A philosopher, scholar, and author, Dr. Mouw joined the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics in 1985. A graduate of Houghton College, Mouw studied at Western Theological Seminary and earned a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta. His PhD in philosophy is from the University of Chicago. Before coming to Fuller he served for 17 years as professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.
The collection currently consists of 60 linear feet of administrative papers, unprocessed.
Author of the bestselling booklet, My Heart, Christ's Home, (1954, 2005) with over eleven million copies in print, Robert Boyd Munger (1910-2001) served as pastor at South Hollywood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles (1936-1945), First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, California (1945-1962), and University Presbyterian Church in Seattle (1962-1969). During his years as professor of evangelism and church strategy at Fuller Theological Seminary (1969-1979) he was a mentor to countless students, helping them to discern their direction and calling. His lasting influence on the lives of young campers at Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center is also well recognized. During his Fuller years, he was much loved at Lake Avenue Congregational Church where he was the teacher of the Disciples Sunday School Class. His other books are What Jesus Says (1955), and Leading from the Heart: Lifetime Reflections on Spiritual Development (1995).
The collection consists of 15 linear feet of sermon preparation materials and finished sermons, correspondence, materials collected for writing and speaking, and course materials.
President Harold John Ockenga served the Seminary from its founding in 1947 – 1954 when Edward John Carnell became President and then from 1959 until the calling of David Allan Hubbard as President in 1963.
Harold John Ockenga (June 6, 1905 – February 8, 1985) was a leading figure of 20th century American evangelicalism, a leader in the reform movement known as "Neo-Evangelicalism". A Congregational minister, Ockenga served for many years as pastor of Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also a prolific author on biblical, theological, and devotional topics. Ockenga helped to found Fuller Theological Seminary as well as the National Association of Evangelicals. He remained in his position as pastor of Park Street Church during his years as President of Fuller, traveling back and forth as often as was necessary. President Carnell resigned his position in 1959 to give himself fully to teaching and writing, and Dr. Ockenga again became president. During his second term (1959-1963) the McAlister Library was completed. Size: 1 linear foot.
Pannell, William E.
William Pannell joined Fuller in 1974 as assistant professor of evangelism.
Before joining the faculty, he was the first African-American to serve on Fuller's Board of Trustees. In 1992 he was appointed as the Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Professor of Preaching, served as dean of the Chapel from 1992 to 1998, and also served as director of the African-American Studies Program. A gifted preacher and professor of homiletics, Pannell has nurtured several generations of Fuller students from the classroom to the pulpit. He currently serves on the board of Taylor University in Indiana and is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Coming Race Wars? A Cry for Reconciliation (1993); Evangelism from the Bottom Up (1992); and My Friend, the Enemy (1968). His areas of expertise, research, writing and teaching are Preaching in contemporary America, race relations, Black Church, and evangelism.
Paul Pierson (1927- ) (B.S. University of California at Berkeley , B.D.  and Ph.D.  Princeton Theological Seminary) was Professor of History of Mission and Latin American Studies as well as Dean of the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary from 1980-1992. He served as Associate Provost at Fuller (1992-1993) and as interim pastor at Bel Air Presbyterian Church (1993-1995). He remains Senior Professor of History of Mission. Previously he served as a missionary to Brazil (1956-1970) and Portugal (1971-1973), working in church planting and theological education.
He was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Fresno, CA, from 1973-1980. He was chair of the board of the Latin American Mission, and Overseas Crusades, and served on the boards of World Impact, AirServ, Christ for the City, and other mission organizations. He has written A Younger Church in Search of Maturity: Presbyterianism in Brazil, 1910-1959 (1974), and Themes from Acts (1982), Transformation from the Periphery, Emerging Streams of Church and Mission (2004) as well as numerous essays. He co-edited The Good News of the Kingdom: Mission Theology for the Third Millennium (1993), with Dean Gilliland and Charles Van Engen.
The collection contains correspondence, research notes and documentation of his teaching at Fuller Theological Seminary. Size: 12 linear feet, unprocessed.
Robeck, Cecil M. Jr.
Cecil M. Robeck, who has worked at Fuller Seminary since 1974, is professor of church history and ecumenics and director of the David du Plessis Center for Christian Spirituality. His recent historical research centers on the Azusa Street Mission and Revival and its African American pastor William Seymour. In 1999, he received a $90,000 grant from the John Randolf Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation to explore this topic and its impact on Los Angeles. His recent publications in the field of ecumenics have focused on the Holy Spirit, the Church, unity in the Pentecostal perspective, and potential contributions the Pentecostal Movement can make to the world Christian Movement.
The collection so far consists of 4 linear feet of unprocessed research notes and course files as well as an extensive collection of Pentecostal, charismatic and ecumenical periodicals which have been integrated into the David Allan Hubbard Library periodicals collection.
Scholer, David M.
An ordained American Baptist minister, David M. Scholer (1938-2008) joined the School of Theology faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of New Testament in 1994, and served as associate dean of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies (CATS) from 1997 to 2006.
Prior to joining Fuller, he served as professor of New Testament at three other theological institutions: North Park Theological Seminary, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Scholer was widely published, with his works including the books A Basic Bibliographic Guide for New Testament Exegesis, The Caring God: Biblical Models of Discipleship, Nag Hammadi Bibliography, the booklet Women in Ministry, more than 200 articles and book reviews, and a number of edited volumes and publications.
Scholer held both BA and MA degrees from Wheaton College, a BD from Gordon Divinity School, and his ThD from Harvard Divinity School. He was a specialist in several areas of New Testament studies, including gnosticism and second-century Christianity, but was perhaps best known for his contributions to the area of women in ministry; his course entitled “Women, the Bible, and the Church” was the most popular elective at Fuller for years.
He continued to teach and mentor students despite his diagnosis of colorectal cancer in 2002. “I have an incurable disease,” he would tell his students on the first day of class—and then he would teach New Testament in a rasping voice with such joy and conviction that many students were deeply moved by his example.
The collection includes correspondence and topical files from his campus office and some personal items such as the annotated bibliography of childrens’ books purchased for his daughters. He was an avid collector, annotator and reviewer of books in the field of New Testament studies and the collection reflects this passion. Size: 30 linear feet, unprocessed.
A small portion of his extensive library has been integrated into the David Allan Hubbard Library, electronically bookplated with his name.
Shaw, R. Daniel
R. Daniel Shaw has been at Fuller since 1982, when he set up the translation program for the School of World Mission (now the School of Intercultural Studies). He teaches anthropology and translation and specializes in research and methods courses.
Shaw is the son of missionary parents who served in India and the Philippines. Later, along with his wife, Karen, and three sons, he served as a Wycliffe translator for 12 years among the Samo people of Papua New Guinea.
Shaw frequently speaks for mission conferences and “Perspectives” courses, presents at anthropological meetings, and regularly consults and teaches around the world on anthropology, Bible translation, cross-cultural evangelism, and training. He also serves on the Mission Aviation Fellowship International board of directors and is involved with the American Anthropological Association, American Society of Missiologists, Association for Social Anthropologists in Oceania, Association of Evangelical Professors of Mission, and the Polynesian Society.
The collection so far includes 5 linear feet of unprocessed research files and course notes and syllabi, as well as an extensive collection of missions related periodicals which have been integrated into the David Allan Hubbard Library periodicals collection.
Shenk, Wilbert joined the School of Intercultural Studies faculty in 1995. He has previous experience as director of the Mission Training Center and associate professor of mission at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (1990-95); director of the Overseas Ministries Division of the Mennonite Board of Missions (1965-90); and a teacher in Indonesia (1955-59).
Among Shenk’s recent publications are: North American Foreign Missions, 1810-1914: Theology, Theory, and Policy (2004), Enlarging the Story: Perspectives on Writing World Christian History (2002), By Faith They Went Out: Mennonite Missions, 1850-1999 (2000), and Changing Frontiers of Mission (1999). He was a consulting editor of the Dictionary of Mission Theology: Evangelical Foundations (2007).
Shenk is a founding member of the American Society of Missiology and served as secretary-treasurer (1988-89) and president (1995). He is also a member of the International Association for Mission Studies. Shenk coordinated the Missiology of Western Culture Project (1992-98) and was North American coordinator, North Atlantic Missiology Project/Currents in World Christianity (1994-2000). Additionally, Shenk convened the consultation sponsored by Fuller Theological Seminary in 1998 on the topic “Toward a Global Christian History,” with 45 participants from six continents.
This is a small collection of North Atlantic Missiology Project, Global Christian Historiography, Missiology of Western Culture and Lausanne in Pattaya papers. Size: 4 linear feet, unprocessed.
Smedes, Lewis B.
Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002), best-selling author of more than 15 books, was a visiting professor in the philosophy of religion at Fuller from 1968 to 1970, when he was invited to join the faculty. In 1990 he accepted a chair for the integration of psychology and theology in Fuller's School of Psychology, where he served until retiring in 1995.
Smedes was a sought-after speaker and the author of best-selling books, some of which were translated into several languages. In the classroom, in the pulpit, and in his writings, Smedes frequently discussed the difficult but important issue of forgiveness. Among his book titles are Forgive and Forget (1984), All Things Made New (1970); Shame and Grace: Healing the Shame We Don't Deserve (1993); Mere Morality: What God Expects From Ordinary People (1983); Choices: Making Right Decisions in a Complex World (1986); Caring and Commitment (1988); How Can It Be All Right When Everything is All Wrong (1982) and My God and I: a spiritual memoir (2003).
The 6 linear foot collection includes his personal notes on theological, spiritual and psychological topics, reviews of his publications, some correspondence and several boxes of topical files for course, sermon and publication preparation. The size of the collection is 6 linear feet, unprocessed.
With Carl Henry, Harold Ockenga and Harold Lindsell, Wilbur Smith (1894-1976) was a founding faculty member of Fuller Theological Seminary and contributed his own 16,000 volume library as the foundation for the Seminary's collection.
Born in Chicago into a family which attended Moody Memorial Church, as a youth Smith had frequent contact with some of the great names of Evangelical Christianity of the early 20th century, among them R. A. Torrey, Billy Sunday, and A. C. Dixon. Smith was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1922 and pastored four churches in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania from 1918 until 1937 when he joined the faculty of Moody Bible Institute. From 1934 to 1972 he edited Peloubet's Select Notes on The International Sunday School Lessons. He also served as an editor of the New Scofield Reference Bible.
In 1947 he left Moody in order to become a founding professor at Fuller Theological Seminary where he taught Bible until his resignation in 1963 over issues of pedagogy and biblical hermeneutics. He taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School until his retirement. After his retirement he returned to Pasadena where an office was provided in the Fuller Theological Seminary Library, from which he was involved in Seminary life.
The collection includes correspondence, course materials, work on the Scofield Bible, research notes, lecture notes for courses, diaries, scrapbooks, Fuller Theological Seminary publications, material documenting his pastoral career, Moody Bible Institute Yearbooks, and ephemera.
Size: 40 linear feet.
Samuel Southard, A.B. George Washington University; B.D., Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Master of Government Administration, Georgia State University, was Professor of Pastoral Theology at Fuller from 1979-1991. Before coming to Fuller he served as a pastor and taught psychology of religion at Southern Baptist Seminary.
Spittler, Russell P.
Russell P. Spittler retired in 2002 as Provost Emeritus and Senior Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary after 27 years on the Fuller faculty. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Provost (Interim) at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He has spoken and written on ecumenical dialogue, Pentecostalism, the charismatic movement, and Christianity at Corinth. He has a multidisciplinary career that spans work as a chaplain, book editor, and pastor, as well as professor and provost.
As provost, Spittler served as the chief academic officer of Fuller Seminary. In addition to supervising academic programs and personnel, his responsibilities included accreditation affairs. He also served as the founding director of the David du Plessis Center for Christian Spirituality at Fuller, named for one of this century's leading Pentecostal spokespersons. Fuller is home to Du Plessis's personal papers and artifacts collection on the history of the Pentecostal and ecumenical movements.
Listed in Who's Who in Religion, Spittler is a former president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and has held membership in the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Biblical Literature. His most recent publication is Fuller Voices Then and Now (2004) and before that Pentecostal Currents in American Protestantism (co-editor with Edith Blumhofer and Grant Wacker, 1999).
The as yet unprocessed papers document Dr. Spittler’s work as Provost and Professor. Size: 5 linear feet.
Taylor, Jorge (Unprocessed Collection 9095)
Jorge Taylor (1931 -1999) served as assistant provost for ethnic and cultural concerns at Fuller until his retirement in 1998. He was a missionary with the Latin American Mission from 1958-1980, serving as a professor, dean, minister, and seminary president. After coming to the United States, he taught at Northern Baptist Seminary, Columbia Bible Seminary, and the University of La Verne. He joined the Fuller faculty in 1993 as an associate provost and associate professor of marital and family therapy.
As chairman of the ethnic and cultural concerns committee he helped Fuller to develop a greater sensitivity to ethnic issues and to diversify its curriculum, faculty and staff. The collection consists of his office files during his years at Fuller Theological Seminary. Size: 8 linear feet, unprocessed.
J. Dudley Woodberry is Dean Emeritus and Senior Professor of Islamic Studies at Fuller’s School of Intercultural Studies. A scholar of Islam, he has served as consultant on the Muslim world to President Carter, the State Department, USAID, and other U.S. government agencies. He has also been an active part of the Zwemer Institute for Muslim Studies and has served as coordinator and acting senior associate of the Muslim track of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.
Woodberry served as dean of the School of World Mission, now the School of Intercultural Studies, from 1992 to 1999. He also served as a teacher in Pakistan and a pastor in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, and has ministered in at least 35 predominantly Muslim nations around the world.
In addition to writing numerous articles and book chapters, Woodberry’s most recent books include From Seed to Fruit: Global Trends, Fruitful Practices, and Emerging Issues among Muslims (revised and expanded ed. coming November 2010); Paradigm Shifts in Christian Witness: Insights from Anthropology, Communication, and Spiritual Power (co-edited, 2008); Resources for Peacemaking in Muslim Christian Relations (co-edited, 2006); and Muslim and Christian Reflections on Peace: Divine and Human Dimensions (co-edited, 2005). He has also co-edited Missiological Education for the 21st Century: The Book, the Circle, the Sandals (1996) and edited Muslims and Christians on the Emmaus Road (1989). Recent teaching and lecturing trips have taken him to Afghanistan, Lebanon, Egypt, Thailand, and China.
The collection consists of a first deposit of office and research files, approximately 12 linear feet, unprocessed, as well as a large collection of rare published materials, including books and pamphlets, in the area of Islam and Folk Islam.