The Brevard S. Childs Manuscript Collection
|Creator:||Childs, Brevard S.|
|Extent:||1 Box (0.4 linear feet)|
|Repository:||Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.|
|1923 September 2||Born, Columbia, South Carolina|
|1943-1945||Served in United States Army|
|1947||Graduated, Master of Arts, University of Michigan|
|1947-1950||Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary|
|1950-1955||Student, Doctor of Theology, University of Basel|
|1951||Student, University of Heidelberg|
|1954||Ordained, New England Presbytery|
|1954-1958||Professor, Old Testament, Mission House Seminary, Plymouth, Wisconsin|
|1958-1999||Professor, Old Testament, Yale Divinity School|
|1981||Awarded honorary Doctorate of Theology, University of Aberdeen|
|1992||Awarded honorary Doctorate of Theology, University of Glasgow|
Dr. Childs was born September 2, 1923 in Columbia, South Carolina. He received a Master of Arts at the University of Michigan in 1947, a Bachelor of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1950, and the Doctor of Theology at The University of Basel, Switzerland in 1955. He was ordained into ministry by the Wisconsin Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1954. For more than thirty-five years he was Professor of Old Testament at Yale Divinity School. Dr. Childs authored more than a dozen published books.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of 0.4 linear feet of manuscripts and typescripts of significant works by and about Dr. Childs, as well as correspondence and course notes.
Childs, Brevard S.--Manuscripts.
Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.
This collection of papers was given to the Library of Princeton Theological Seminary by Dr. Childs in the summer of 1995. Additions were made in April 1996 and October 1997. The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts of significant works by and about Dr. Childs, as well as correspondence and course notes.
There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.
Use of Materials
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Brevard S. Childs Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
|1:1||"The Deliverance of Israel at the Crossing of the Sea (Exodus 13:17 - 15:21)," paper written for Professor W. Baumgartner, University of Basel, 1952.|
|1:2||"A Study of Myth in Genesis I-XI," partial publication of doctoral dissertation, 1955.|
|1:3||"Canon and Criticism: The Old Testament as Scripture of the Church," 1972 James Sprunt Lectures, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, typescript.|
|1:4||"Toward Recovering Biblical Exegesis," May 13, 1995, manuscript submitted to Pro Ecclesia.|
|1:5||"Brevard S. Childs and a Canonical Approach to I Corinthians 14:34-35." A Master of Arts thesis by Jonathan Mark Isaac at the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (May, 1994), with photocopied correspondence between Dr. Childs and Mr. Isaac concerning the "canonical approach" in the appendix. (May, 1994)|
|1:6||Notes by Dr. Childs taken in the course on the Parables of Jesus taught by Professor Otto A. Piper, Princeton Theological Seminary, spring 1949.|
|1:7||Correspondence: Two letters from Brevard Childs to Prof. James Barr (Sept. 3, 1982; March 21, 1996).|
|1:8||Syllabus of Prof. Metzger's "Introduction to the NT," taken by Childs in 1948.|
|1:9||Correspondence: Two letters between Brevard Childs and David Bartlett about Childs' understanding of the canon, October 21, 1997; October 26, 1997.|
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