The James W. Clarke Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Clarke, James W., b. 1891
Dates: circa 1920-1970
Extent: 12 Boxes (10 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Chronology

1890 September 13 Born, Glasgow, Scotland
1920-1923 Student, McGill University
1923 August 22 Ordained, Presbytery Church of Canada
1941-1955 Professor of Homiletics, McCormick Theological Seminary
1955-1960 Professor of Homiletics, Princeton Theological Seminary
1960-1965 Pastor, Second Church, Richmond, Virginia
1965-unknown Pastor emeritus, Second Church, Richmond, Virginia
1976 September 6 Died, Memphis, Tennessee

Biographical Information

The Rev. Dr. James W. Clarke was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1890. He studied at the University of Glasgow, and at the age of 19, left for Canada to become a missionary to the lumberjacks in the Manitoba province. He attended seminary at the Presbyterian College of McGill University, where he was President of the student body for two years. During World War I he served Canada as a Captain overseas for four years. Twice wounded in the war, he was awarded the Military Cross at the Battle of Amians.

James Clarke was called to McCormick Seminary in Chicago as Professor of Homiletics in 1941. For many years in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he preached every Sunday over radio station KSD in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1955 to 1960 he taught homiletics at Princeton Seminary. Dr. Clarke died in Memphis, Tennessee, September 6, 1976.

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Scope and Content

This collection includes sermons, notes, and radio addresses of Dr. Clarke. They are organized alphabetically as Dr. Clarke left them, beginning with "Advent."

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Subjects

Clarke, James W. (James Whyte), 1890-1976--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Presbyterian Church--Sermons.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

The papers of James W. Clarke were accessioned on February 24, 1996.

Access

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 James W. Clarke Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

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Contents

Box 1
A:
Advent  
Advent  
Lent I, or Great Days Demand Great Ways  
Anniversary  
"Apostle's Creed"  
Association & Lodges & Clubs  
Armistice (see War)  
B:
Bible Survey I, II, III  
Bible: Matthew  
Luke: Clips  
Bible 1 NT Series Gospel of Luke  
Bible 2 NT Series Gospel of Luke  
Bible 3 NT Series Gospel of Luke  
Bible 4 Inspiration  
Bible 5 NT Series Gospel of Luke  
Bible 6 NT Series Gospel of Luke  
Bible 7 NT Series Gospel of Luke  
Bible: NT: John  
The Wells of Jacob: reopening  
NT : Jacob  
Amos : O.T.  
Bible: O.T. : Micah  
Bible: O.T. (Biographical)  
Saul: Why Do Men Crack Up?  
Bible: OT: Hosea  
Bible: NT (Biographical)  
Romans: Letter to  
Bible: Galatians  
The Prisoner: 1:12-30  
Philippians 1:21-26  
Philippians 2:19-30  
Philippians 2:6-8  
Philippians 4:1-9  
"Psychology" Sermons  
Ephesians  
Bible: Thessalonians  
Background & Setting  
Philippians: Outline of Sections  
Philippians 1:1-11  
Armageddon: At Hand  
Bible: Book of Revelation  
"The Christian Warrior"  
Advance: Such a Time as This  
Bible: NT : St. Paul  
Bible: Epistle of James  
Bible : The I Ams of St. Paul  
Box 2
B:
Biographical  
C:
Communism: "I Was The Witness"  
Christmas: "Tiny Tim's Prayer"  
The Church and the San Francisco Conference  
The Church: The Flowing River  
The Church as a Home  
Communicants Church  
The Church I  
The Church II  
Communicant Classes  
The Church in the present time  
Christmas  
Cross: The Channel of Power  
Cross: The Power and Wisdom of God  
Cross: "Glories of"  
#1 Sermon: On Cross  
#2 Sermon: The Tragic Element  
Cross: "He Did It"  
2 Historic Truths: Tragedy of Sin  
Cross: General  
Subject: Jesus: The Suffering Servant: Cross  
Jesus Christ: "Who Was the Crucified?"  
Cross: "The Old Rugged?"  
Cross (3) Cosmic Truth  
A Basic Truth: For Truth  
Cross: The Roots of Calvary  
Communion  
Communion: A-R (inclusive)  
Communion: S-Z  
Commencements & Baccalaureates  
Commencements & Graduations  
Commencements: Great Expectations, or The Things Money Can't Buy  
Baccalaureates: The Great Adventure  
Commencement: True Ideals of Success  
Baccalaureates & Commencements  
Children  
Creeds  
Current Faiths  
Box 3
D:
Death: The Last Frontier  
E:
Easter Sermons  
Easter: A-O (Inclusive)  
Easter: P-Z (Inclusive)  
F:
Faith Healing  
Farewells  
G:
General  
God: A-L (Inclusive)  
God: M-Z (Inclusive)  
Grace  
Grace: of God  
Group Movement  
A Preacher's Convictions  
Series: The Supreme Need Conviction  
H:
Holy Spirit: Paper  
Holy Spirit  
I:
Interpreter's Bible  
Introductions  
J-K:
L:
Lenten: A-L (General)  
Lenten: L-Z  
Lenten: Palm Sunday  
Lenten Series: "Seven Cries from the Cross"  
Literary I - Books  
Literary II: Films & Plays  
Literary III: Poems  
Lord's Prayer Series (Radio Address)  
Lord's Prayer Series  
Box 4
M:
Memorial Services  
Ministerial  
Miracles: Of Jesus  
Missionary  
Missionary: Old Addresses  
Miscellaneous  
Masonic Addresses  
Mother's Day  
The Home (see Mother's Day)  
Mc-N:
National: Robert Burns: "The Immortal Memory"  
National: Jews: Russia: Scotland  
National: "A Scot Looks at..."  
National  
New Year  
New Year: Old Sermons  
New Year: Old Sermons  
New Year: Old Sermons  
News Behind the News  
O-P:
Predestination: What is?  
Providence: God's  
Prayer  
Prayer: Sermons & Notes  
Parables  
Pentecost  
Presbytery's Pastoral Letter  
Prayer (Syllabus)  
Presbyterianism: Principles of Protestants, Know Your Faith  
Subject: Protestant: The Priesthood of Protestantism  
Protestantism: "On What Rock Is the Church Built?"  
Q-R:
Religion (General)  
The Gifts We Bring: Scotland  
S:
Sanctification  
Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis  
Box 5
S:
Stewardship Series  
Anti-Christ's of Modern Life  
Stewardship: Widow's Mite  
Stewardship: Turning Money Into Life  
Stewardship: Where Does God Come In?  
Stewardship: "A Hilarious Giver"  
Stewardship: Four Philosophies of  
Stewardship: Why God has failed  
Stewardship: Patrons or Partners?  
Stewardship: You Can't Take It With You  
Stewardship: "Spizzerinctum"  
Stewardship: Are the Shadows Boxing or Fighting?  
Stewardship: Life's Greatest Feat  
Stewardship: Bigger & Better Men  
Jesus Christ: And Money  
Stewardship: Conservation or Conquest?  
Sermon on the Mount  
#1: Teachings of Jesus  
#2: General Outline Background and Preparations  
#3: "Poor in Spirit"  
#4: "They That Mourn"  
#5: "Blessed Are the Meek"  
#6: "Do Hunger and Thirst"  
#7: "Blessed Are the Merciful"  
#8: "The Pure In Heart"  
#9: "Peace Makers"  
#10: "Persecuted for Righteousness Sake"  
Special Occasions  
Sociology: (see unemployed)  
Sports  
Sunday  
Sunday: What Shall I do on Sunday?  
T:
Thanksgiving  
Thanksgiving: "Why the Pilgrim's Came"  
Temperance  
U:
Unemployed (see Sociology)  
V:
Virgin Birth  
W:
Women's Group  
War (see Armistice)  
X-Y-Z:
Youth: A-S (inclusive)  
Youth: T-Z (inclusive)  
Youth Sermons  
A:
Advent Series: "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord"  
Anger: Righteousness: Title: "The Things that Burn Me Up"  
Aspiration  
Atom Bomb  
America: Can She Arise?  
B:
Balaam's Ass Speaks to 1962  1962
"Better Than A Sheep"  
"The Brain Washing We Need"  
Box 6
C:
Christian Awake  
Senior Sermons: Preached  
"Church, The: Does It Count or Not?"  
Church: What is Membership?  
Cross: Cross's Principle of Progress  
Church - In the Sanctuary  
Commitment: "Try Being Yourself"  
Commitment: Elijah & Hamlet Speak to Us  
Communism  
Communism: Christianity's Reply  
The Church & The Superior Man  
Controversy & Community in the Church  
"Come Unto Me"  
"Come Unto Me"  
Conscience: Basis, Definitions, Etc...  
Covenant Series  
D:
Drifting  
Discipleship: "Root & Branch"  
Despair  
"Answer to 'The Death of A Salesman'"  
E:
Equality: "All Men Are Created Equal"  
Ethical Values to Young People: Communicating  
Excelsior! Excelsior!  
"Evil Cannot Win"  
Evangelism: Gospel Times  
F:
"Faith: The Christian's Watchword"  
"Faith: How Now Little Man?"  
Faith  
Faith: Vanquishing Life's Fears  
Faith: I Can Do All Things  
Faith: Ruins or Finished Walls  
Faith: The Shield That Never Fails  
Faith: The Four F's  
God: The Basis of Faith  
Faith, Fellows, Friendship, Fulmination  
Faith: Famous Last Words of Jesus  
Faith: History's Greatest Dynamic  
Faith: Consider the Lilies  
Faith: On What Plans Are You Living?  
Faith: A Faith For Today  
"The Folly of Faith"  
"The Fellowship of the Unashamed"  
"The Fellowship of the Unashamed"  
Forgiveness  
The Forgiveness of Sins  
G:
God: Majesty of  
God: Knowledge of through Silence  
God: Adventing Together with God  
God: Revelation: "How God Reveals Himself"  
Gods: The Battle of the: Yahweh & Pharaoh  
God: Hiding from  
Gospel: Production of  
Gossip: The Marks of God's Good Man  
God or Government  
H:
Heaven: Join in  
Home  
Home: Family: "Keepers of the Vineyard"  
Home: Four Rare Antiques for the Modern Home  
Home: Mother's Day  
Preserving the American Home  
Hope: If God ever worried of Mankind  
Box 7
H:
Honor: Struggle for: Jacob  
Humility: Foot Washing By Jesus  
Hate  
Home: Patriotism: America  
I-J:
Judas: 30 Pieces of Silver: Sermons I & II  
K:
The Unused keys on the Ring  
L:
Jesus Christ: Life's Bubbling Well  
Life  
Life: "What Can I do with It?"  
Love: The Divine  
Laymen: Where Are They?  
Let Me Alone  
Laymen  
Laymen: Groupings  
Laymen: The Glut of Unutilized Grace  
Laymen: The Present Issues and the Laymen  
Laymen: Witness of  
Laymen: Who Follows in his train?  
Labour Day Addresses  
Love: Christian: In a World of Systems  
Love: The Builder  
Love: The Secret of God Manners  
Love: Faith: Hope  
The Land of Heart's Desire  
The Lion, The Bear & The Serpent  
M:
Childhood or Maturity  
Miser or Merchandizer?  
"What's Happened to Us?"  
Marriage: Christian  
Mixing the Magnitudes I  
Mixing the Magnitudes II  
Music at Midnight  
Music at Midnight: "Solving Life's Riddle"  
Minister's Wives  
Mercy  
Mc-N:
Neutrality: Whom Hell Refuses  
The New Internationalism (Clubs)  
O-P:
Psychology: Liking People We Don't Like  
Psychology: Are Your Thoughts Your Friends?  
Psychology: How to Have a Mature Mind  
Parables: Two Talent Man  
Palm Sunday  
Psalms  
"Praise Be to God"  
Man: "The Essence of Personality"  
"The Pebble in the Pool"  
Pacificism : Pro & Con  
Should the Protestants Observe Lent?  
What are Protestants Excited About?  
Q-R:
Reconciliation  
Responsibility  
Religion  
Religion: Series on  
Rainbow above: Earth beneath  
Religion's Mighty Values  
Roman Catholicism & Freedoms  
Vatican Council: Reformation  
Religion: Greatness of  
Responsibility: Not the Other Fellow, You!  
Repentance  
Reflections by a River Bank  
Recreation  
S:
Service: "Hands Beneath the Wings"  
Sin: Original etc.  
Social Christianity  
Spiritual Person: the  
Box 8
S:
Sin: Susanna Wesley Speaks  
Social Drinking: Church &  
Saints: Hard or Soft  
Is Your Life a Song?  
Stewardship: Index  
Slums and the Employed  
Sacraments  
T:
Today: A Glorious Day to be Alive  
Today: "Thou Shouldest Be Living At This Hour" Seminars I & II  
Trees: Men: and God  
U:
Unity: All One Body We  
Unity: One Body In Christ  
V:
The Eye of the Vulture  
W:
Waiting & Working  
Patience & Action  
Witnessing  
Where Were? Are We? Where Going?  
Worship Services -  
Youth: If I were 21 again  
Youth: "Robinson Crusoe"  
Youth: Mary Institute: Series  
Youth: "My Dream of Horries"  
Youth: "What's the Use?"  
Y.M.C.A. Address  
Youth: A Father Writes His Son  
Youth: Tackling Goliath  
Youth: Addresses  
Youth: The Hand on the Hilt of the Over-lapping grip  
MISC:
Friendship: Expert  
Victory: with a margin  
Life: Providence  
Bible: O.T.: Genesis  
Genesis: Outline  
Peter: Lake Shore  
Parables (Misc.)  
Simon the Pharisee  
Parables: Rich Young Ruler  
Jesus Christ: The Eve of  
PARABLES:
Egotism: "Parables of the Rich Farmer"  
Parables: General Clips  
Parables: No.'s I & II Characteristics  
Parables III: Interpretation: Maturity  
Parables IV: Prodigal Son  
Parables V: The Elder Brother  
Parables VI: The Good Samaritan  
Parables VI: The Good Samaritan  
Parables VII: The Talents  
Parables: Dives & Lazarus  
Parables: The Price is Right (Pearl of Great Price)  
Parables: Series: "Sayings of Jesus"  
Prayer: Series: General File  
Clips: Prayer  
Prayer I: What It Is & Is Not  
Prayer II: Aims: Worship  
Prayer III: Aims: Second Communion  
Prayer IV: Aims: Third Guidance & Discovery  
Prayer V - Aims - Fourth Power  
Prayer VI: Techniques: Conditions  
Prayer: Unanswered  
Box 9
PARABLES:
The Case of:  
The Pious Hypocrite and the Sorry Tax Collector  
The Timorous Trader  
Nicodemus  
The Murderous Madman  
The Cry at Midnight  
Discipleship: Impracticable  
The Case of: Second Series  
The Haunted House  
The Crooked Dwarf: Zaccheus  
MISC:
Values: The True  
Spiritual Man  
Destiny?  
Life: Living It Up?  
Life: would Your Life Make a Good Story?  
Today  
Religion: The Dimension of the 20th Century is Missing  
Bible: "Where Did the Bible Come from?"  
Suffering: "The Innocent Bystander"  
74.57: Temptation  
76 Bible  
Gospel Dedication  
Home  
Baptism  
Suffering  
ADDRESSES:
Music: Addresses: Programs  
Addresses  
Addresses:  
"Stewardship & Time"  
Christianity Condensed  
Curiosity  
Youth: Responsibility  
"I've Got it Made"  
"Have You Outlined Yourself?"  
Desire  
Abigail: The Woman of Fact  
"Leo Seigelman: What One Man Can Do?"  
Seigelman  
"In On the Upbeat"  
The Middle-man: Tychicus  
Man's Greatest Problem: Failure  
Mississippi River  
The Barber Had a Word For It  
Baccalaureate: For Whom the Bell Tolls  
Baccalaureate  
Baccalaureate & Other Groups  
Books & Reading  
Book Reviews  
Whittier  
General MacArthur  
John G. Paton  
Henry W. Beecher  
Lectures: John Chrystom  
Robert Louis Stevenson  
"America"  
"A Canadian's Rediscovery of America"  
Box 10
ADDRESSES:
Community: Responsibility  
Discipleship: Stages of  
Discipleship  
Discipleship  
Education: Leadership in Future  
Education  
Field Work  
Lights and Shadows of a Minister's Life  
Literary: "The Everlasting Mercy": Masefield  
How Not To Become Extinct  
Churchill: The Man of the Half Century  
Through the Valley of the Kwai  
The Art of the Short Sword  
XLV The World's Worst Preacher  
Preacher's Message  
Respectability is not Enough  
Lectures  
Modern Preaching's Weakness  
Be Your Own Gold Mine  
"The Ordinary Minister in Extraordinary Times"  
Medical Man & Clergyman  
The Problem of Moderation  
MISC.:
Poetry: Life's Essence and Joy  
Parenthood  
The Radio and the Home  
The Red Cross: Its Dynamic and Expressions  
The Ministry is for the Brave  
"Life": The Tonic Life  
Life: The Victorious  
Life Out of Joint  
Commonplace - Redemption of  
Commonplace, the  
Life: yours: worth or worthless?  
Involvement: "Is it nothing to you?"  
When the tide of battle turns  
Home: America & the home  
Stewardship: The Towel & the Basin  
Diaspora: The Christian or Earth's Mightiest Grip  
Preaching: Glory: Power: History  
Radio & Television Preaching  
Preaching the Great Themes  
SermonL: General  
Sermon: Classification: Types: Varieties  
Sermon Subjects  
Sermon:  
-Text & Title  
-Proposition & Purpose  
-Exegesis  
-Introduction  
-Construction: Plan: Parts  
-Conclusion: Application: Decoration  
-Contents & Development  
-Illustration  
-Series: How to Listen  
-Series: Preparation of Sermon  
Box 11
MISC.:
Shakespeare & The Soul's Questing  
Shakespeare:  
-Macbeth  
-Romeo & Juliet  
-The Tempest  
-Othello  
-The Merchant of Venice  
-Characters - King Lear  
-Characters - Julius Caesar  
Sermons:  
Suffering: Problem of  
"Branded"  
Christianity: Is It Supreme  
"God's Answer to Our Dilemmas"  
Jesus: Faith  
Religion: The Thrill of: Series  
Religion: Does Your Religion Thrill? 1-5  
Psychology: How Can I Have Peace of Mind?  
What Can One Man Do?  
What Can the Righteous Do?  
Sermons:  
Jesus Christ  
Jesus Christ: Divine Son of God  
Jesus Christ: The Lordship of Christ  
Jesus A-J (inclusive)  
Jesus K-Z (inclusive)  
Jesus Christ:  
Amazing Christ  
History's Greatest Claim  
How He Looked At Man  
And Man  
& N.T. Reason  
The Person  
The Indwelling Christ  
The Difference He Makes  
The Difference He Makes  
Light of the World, or Light as Darkness  
How Far Does He Go?  
None Other Name  
A letter from  
A letter from  
His Joy & the Christian's Joy  
As the Pharisees  
Our Need of Him: His Need of Us  
The Forbearance and Indignation of Jesus  
The Trumpet Sounds  
Reversing a Mighty Question  
Convictions about  
& Tom Dooley  
The Span for the Split  
Bread of Life  
At His best  
As Savior  
Jesus and Human demands  
Jesus: we see  
The Great Reversal  
And Sex  
The Peace of Christ  
God's Plan  
He changeth not  
In His steps  
Eye Witness of His majesty  
Jesus Christ: "I have manifested Thy Word"  
The Heretics  
Box 12
MISC.:
"Hell" - 2 Sermons  
Humnizing Healer  
Importance Series  
Spiritual Life Series  
Great Religion of the World Series  
Introduction  
Confucianism  
Islam: Mohamedism  
Buddhism  
Judaism  
Christianity  
Mormonism  
Jehovah's Witnesses  
Christian Science  
Pentecostalism  
Series - "Ride the Wild Horses"  
Series: "Brotherhood of the Bruised Reed"  
Series on God and the Universe:  
-#1 Where is thy God?  
-#2 The Stars in their courses...  
-#3 The Incarnation  
Series: Are You an Explorer?  
Series: Nature: The Wonders of Creation  
Series: Eleven Years without a Mirror  
Series: The Christian's Answer  
Series: The Things All Christians Believe  
Course Outline: Introduction to Homiletics  

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