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Guide to the Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated

Collection Overview

The papers of Paul Ramsey span the years 1934 to 1984. Included are correspondence, memoranda, book reviews, typescripts, reprints, drafts of books and articles, clippings, lecture notes and outlines, course outlines, examinations and handouts, writings of Ramsey and others, news releases, theses and dissertations, and cassette tapes. The principal focus of the collection reflects the direction of the teaching and writing career of Ramsey, principally while a professor in the Department of Religion at Princeton University. These primarily professional papers relate to his major fields of interest: theology, philosophy, and the humanities. In particular, Ramsey's chief specialty as a teacher and scholar has been Christian ethics, beginning with the publication of his classic, Basic Christian Ethics in 1950. There followed writings in ethical methodology, "situation ethics," marriage, and sexual ethics. In the 1960s he expanded the scope of his research and writing to include the ethics of warfare and nuclear deterrence, and in the 1970s turned to medical ethics topics, such as fetal research, abortion, and in vitro fertilization.

The Correspondence Series, which comprises about one-half of the collection, and the Writings and Speeches Series form the bulk of the Ramsey Papers. The Correspondence Series consists chiefly of office correspondence including letters from theologians and professors, institutions and organizations, and journals, such as the Journal of Religious Ethics, for which Ramsey served as chairman of the editorial board. Among the correspondents are the American Medical Association, Roland Herbert Bainton, Emil Brunner, Daniel Callahan, James M. Gustafson, Van Austin Harvey, Orrin Hatch, the Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences, Henry M. Jackson, Journal of Religious Ethics, Ernest W. Lefever, Richard A. McCormick, Rollo May, Abraham John Muste, the National Council of the Churches of Christ, the National Council on Religion in Higher Education, The New England Journal of Medicine, H. Richard Niebuhr, Reinhold Niebuhr, Richard M. Nixon, Liston Pope, Quentin L. Quade, Warren T. Reich, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Sargent Shriver, John Edwin Smith, Elton Trueblood, Richard Preston Unsworth, Henry Pitney Van Dusen, and Worldview.

Both the Writings and Speeches Series and the Courses Series reflect the various areas of Christian ethics about which Ramsey wrote and taught. The papers in the Courses Series relate specifically to the three chief areas in which Ramsey taught: religion, philosophy, and the humanities. Of particular interest is the information relating to Karl Barth, especially the seminar on Karl Barth's church dogmatics.

The relatively small Academic and Professional Series relates chiefly to Princeton academic affairs, such as the graduate program in religion and committee work, and The Wesley Foundation. There also is material concerning conferences and programs, such as the Aspen Institute Seminar, the Conference on Life Sciences and Mankind, and Week of Work.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Paul Ramsey papers, 1934-1984 and undated
Creator
Ramsey, Paul
Extent
24 linear feet, circa 14,500 items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

Aa-Am
Box 1
An-Ay
Box 1
Abingdon Press
Box 1
Abrecht, Paul
Box 1
Acheson, Dean
Box 1
Adams, Arthur M.
Box 1
Adams, Harry B.
Box 1
Adams, James L
Box 1
Ahlers, Rolf
Box 1
Ahlstrom, Sydney
Box 1
Air Force Academy
Box 1
Albion College
Box 1
Alexander, Leo
Box 1
Allen, Joseph L.
Box 1
Allers, Ulrich S.
Box 1
Alston, Wallace
Box 1
America
Box 1
American Citizens Concerned for Life
Box 1
American Friends Service Committee
Box 1
American Heart Association
Box 1
American Medical Association
Box 1
American Society of Christian Ethics
Box 1
Americans United for Life
Box 1
Andreini, Paul H.
Box 1
Armitage, Sir Arthur
Box 1
Ashby, Philip
Box 1
Association Press
Box 1
Atlantic Monthly
Box 1
Aubrey, Edwin E.
Box 1
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Box 1
Ayd, Frank J., Jr.
Box 1
Ba-Be
Box 2
Bi-Bri
Box 2
Bro-Bry
Box 2
Baab, Otto S.
Box 2
Baer, Dee
Box 2
Bailey, Sydney
Box 2
Bailey, Thomas L.
Box 2
Bainton, Roland Herbert, 1894-
Box 2
Baker Book Company
Box 2
Baldwin, Charles A.
Box 2
Balinski, Rebecca H.
Box 2
Barbour, Ian G.
Box 2
Barnett, Das Kelley
Box 2
Barnette, Henlee
Box 2
Barry, Robert
Box 2
Barth, Eugene
Box 2
Barth's Christian Ethics
Box 2
Batchelder, Robert
Box 2
Battaglia, Anthony
Box 2
Battaglia, Frederick C.
Box 2
Beach, Waldo
Box 2
Beacon Press
Box 2
Beecher, Henry K.
Box 2
Beloit College
Box 2
Bennett, John C.
Box 2
Benton, John Keith
Box 2
Berger, Peter L.
Box 2
Bernstein, John
Box 2
Bernstein, Marver H.
Box 2
Berry, Donald L.
Box 2
Berthold, Fred
Box 2
Bertocci, Peter A.
Box 2
Bettis, Joseph
Box 2
Bilbo, Theodore G.
Box 3
Bilheimer, Robert S.
Box 3
Bishop of London
Box 3
Blackwell's Booksellers
Box 3
Blandy, Gray M.
Box 3
Blecker, Michael
Box 3
Bok, Sessela
Box 3
Borowitz, Eugene B.
Box 3
Bossiere, Jacques P.
Box 3
Bowen, William G.
Box 3
Boyle, Ashby
Box 3
Bradley, William
Box 3
Braisted, Paul J.
Box 3
Branscomb, Harvie
Box 3
Branson, Roy
Box 3
Brauer, Jerald C.
Box 3
Brennan, Donald G.
Box 3
Bresnahan, James F.
Box 3
Bridston, Keith R.
Box 3
Brightman, Edgar
Box 3
Brockway, Allen
Box 3
Brody, Baruch A.
Box 3
Bromiley, Geoffrey W.
Box 3
Brosnahan, John B.
Box 3
Brown, Harvey C.
Box 3
Brown, Raymond E.
Box 3
Brown, Robert McAfee
Box 3
Brown University
Box 3
Brunner, Emil
Box 3
Buchanan, Linda
Box 3
The Bucknell University Christian Association
Box 3
Burger, Nash
Box 3
Burrell, David
Box 3
Burt, Robert A.
Box 3
Burtchaell, James T.
Box 3
Buzzard, Anthony
Box 3
Byrne, Brendan T.
Box 3
Ca-CBS
Box 3
Ce-Cl
Box 3
Co
Box 3
Cr-Cu
Box 4
Cahill, Lisa Soule
Box 4
Cahn, Edmond
Box 4
Cain, David
Box 4
Cain, J. B.
Box 4
Call to Concern
Box 4
Callahan, Daniel John
Box 4
Callis, Kenneth R.
Box 4
Camenisch, Paul F.
Box 4
Cannon, William R.
Box 4
Capron, Alexander M.
Box 4
Carmello, Angela
Box 4
Carney, Frederick S.
Box 4
Carroll, Charles
Box 4
Carroll College
Box 4
Cassidy, Robert C.
Box 4
Catholic University of America
Box 4
Center for Policy Research
Box 4
Chadwick, Anthony
Box 4
Chadwick, Henry
Box 4
Chalmers, Mr. and Mrs. A. Burns
Box 4
Charles Scribner's Sons
Box 5
Ch'en, Kenneth
Box 5
Child and Family
Box 5
Childress, James
Box 5
Childs, Brevard S.
Box 5
Christendom
Box 5
Christian, William
Box 5
Christian Action Council
Box 5
Christian Advocate
Box 5
Christian Century
Box 5
Christian Scholar
Box 5
Christianity and Crisis
Box 5
Christianity Today
Box 5
Church Peace Mission
Box 5
Claghorn, George S.
Box 5
Clancy, William
Box 5
Clark, Henry
Box 5
Clark, Roy
Box 5
Coalter, Joe
Box 5
Colenback, Don F.
Box 5
College of Mount St. Joseph
Box 5
College of the Holy Cross
Box 5
Collins, Thomas J.
Box 5
Columbia University Press
Box 5
Commonweal
Box 5
Condliffe, Peter G.
Box 5
Connecticut Medicine
Box 5
Cook, William J.
Box 5
Cooper, Jack
Box 5
Coriden, James A.
Box 5
Corrigan, Daniel
Box 5
Coulson, Robert E.
Box 6
Council for Christian Social Action
Box 6
Council on Religion and International Affairs
Box 6
Crane, Philip M.
Box 6
Crocco, Stephen D.
Box 6
Cross, Frank M.
Box 6
Cross, John
Box 6
Cuninggim, Merrimon
Box 6
Curran, Charles E.
Box 6
Curry, Hiram B.
Box 6
Curtin, Leah
Box 6
Cushman, Robert E.
Box 6
Cutler, Donald R.
Box 6
Da-Di
Box 6
Do-Dy
Box 6
The Daily Princetonian
Box 6
Dallas County Medical Society
Box 6
Danforth, John C.
Box 6
The Danforth Foundation
Box 6
Daues, Vincent F.
Box 6
Davies, Horton
Box 6
Davies, W. D.
Box 6
Davis, Harry R.
Box 6
DeBoer, Lawrence P.
Box 6
Decell, J. Lloyd
Box 6
Demant, V. A.
Box 6
DePauw University
Box 6
Devenny, Joseph A.
Box 6
Devor, Richard C.
Box 6
Dialog
Box 6
Diamond, Malcolm
Box 7
Dietel, William Moore
Box 7
Dietrich, Wendell S.
Box 7
Dillenberger, John
Box 7
Dirks, J. Edward
Box 7
Dix, William
Box 7
Dodds, Harold Willis
Box 7
Doggett, Caxton
Box 7
Donahue, Anne M.
Box 7
Doubleday and Company, Inc.
Box 7
Douglass, James W.
Box 7
Drew University
Box 7
Driver, Tom F.
Box 7
Duesenberg, Richard
Box 7
Duke Divinity School
Box 7
Duke University Press
Box 7
Dunstan, G. R.
Box 7
Duodecim
Box 7
Dyck, Arthur J.
Box 7
Dyer, Murray
Box 7
E
Box 7
Earlham College
Box 7
Ecclestone, G. S.
Box 7
Eckardt, A. Roy
Box 7
Ecumenical Institute
Box 7
Eddy, William
Box 7
Edwards, Carl N.
Box 7
Edwards, David L.
Box 7
Edwards, W. Don
Box 7
Eichhorst, Calvin J.
Box 7
Eliade, Mircea
Box 7
Ellul, Jacques
Box 7
Emory University: Journal of Public Law
Box 7
Encyclopedia Americana
Box 7
Engelhardt, H. Tristram, Jr.
Box 7
Eppinger, Paul D.
Box 7
Evangelische Ethik
Box 8
Evans, Abigail Rian
Box 8
Evans, Donald
Box 8
Fa-Fi
Box 8
Fl-Fu
Box 8
Fagley, Richard
Box 8
Feild Co-operative Association, Inc.
Box 8
Feinberg, Joel
Box 8
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Box 8
Felt, James W.
Box 8
Ferre, Nels F. S.
Box 8
Finegan, Jack
Box 8
Finger, H. Ellis, Jr,.
Box 8
Firestone Library
Box 8
Fisk University
Box 8
Flanders, Henry Jackson, Jr.
Box 8
Fleck, James C.
Box 8
Fletcher, John C.
Box 8
Fletcher, Joseph
Box 8
Flores, Albert W.
Box 8
Florida Presbyterian College
Box 8
Ford, John C.
Box 8
Fordham University
Box 8
Forman, Charles W.
Box 8
Fortress Press
Box 8
Fost, Norman
Box 8
Frankena, William K.
Box 8
Franklin, Marvin
Box 8
Fredriksen, Paula
Box 8
Freedman, Benjamin
Box 8
Freedman, David
Box 8
Frei, Hans W.
Box 8
Fried, Charles
Box 8
Frye, Roland M.
Box 8
Ga-Gn
Box 9
Go-Gu
Box 9
Gaffney, James
Box 9
Gardner, E. Clinton
Box 9
Garrett Biblical Institute
Box 9
Garrison, R. Benjamin
Box 9
Garrity, Paul V.
Box 9
Gastil, Raymond D.
Box 9
Gealy, Fred D.
Box 9
George Braziller, Inc.
Box 9
Georgetown University
Box 9
Georgia State University
Box 9
Geren, Paul
Box 9
Geyer, Alan
Box 9
Giannella, Donald A.
Box 9
Gillham, William R. B.
Box 9
Gilman, Richard C.
Box 9
Girgus, Joan S.
Box 9
Goheen, Robert
Box 9
Good, Edwin M.
Box 9
Gordis, Robert
Box 9
Gordon, Ernest
Box 9
Gordon-McCutchan, Robert C.
Box 9
Graber, Glenn C.
Box 9
Graham, George
Box 9
Grant, Robert
Box 9
Graves, Benjamin B.
Box 9
Gray, J. Glenn
Box 9
Green, Ronald M.
Box 9
Grendel, Carl W.
Box 9
Grinnell College
Box 10
Grisez, Germain
Box 10
Grislis, Egil
Box 10
Gross, John O.
Box 10
Grove Books
Box 10
Guess, R. Malcolm
Box 10
Guggenheim Foundation
Box 10
Gustafson, James M.
Box 10
Gustavsson, Roger
Box 10
Gustavus Adolphus College
Box 10
Ha
Box 10
He-Hi
Box 10
Ho-Hy
Box 10
Hall, Cameron P.
Box 10
Hallowell, John
Box 10
Halperin, Morton H.
Box 10
Halverson, William H.
Box 10
Hamilton, Michael
Box 10
Hanus, Jerome
Box 10
Hare, John E.
Box 10
Harkness, Georgia
Box 10
Harned, David B.
Box 10
Harper and Row, Publishers
Box 11
Harrelson, Walter
Box 11
Harris, Joseph B.
Box 11
Harrison, Paul M.
Box 11
Hart, Ray L.
Box 11
Hartt, Julian
Box 11
Harvard University Press
Box 11
Harvey, Van Austin, 1926-
Box 11
Haselden, Kyle
Box 11
Hatch, Orrin G.
Box 11
Hauerwas, Stanley
Box 11
Hauser, David R.
Box 11
Hazelton, Roger
Box 11
Heaton, Richard L.
Box 11
Hebrew University
Box 11
Hedrich, Richard
Box 11
Hehir, J. Bryan
Box 11
Hellegers, Andre E.
Box 11
Helms, Jesse
Box 11
Hendel, Charles W.
Box 11
Henle, Robert J.
Box 11
Henry, Stuart C.
Box 11
Hertwig, Fred A.
Box 11
Hesburgh, Theodore M.
Box 11
Heyer, George S.
Box 11
Hick, John H.
Box 11
Higgins, George G.
Box 11
Historical Evaluation and Research Organization (HERO)
Box 11
Hjelm, Norman A.
Box 11
Holbrook, Clyde A.
Box 11
Hollenbach, David
Box 11
Holman, Edwin J.
Box 11
Holmer, Paul
Box 12
Holt, Rinehart and Winston Publishers
Box 12
Homrighause, E. G.
Box 12
Hopkins, C. Howard
Box 12
Horan, Dennis J.
Box 12
Horne, David
Box 12
Howard, John A.
Box 12
Howard University
Box 12
Hucker, Bruce
Box 12
Hudnut, William H., III
Box 12
Hudson Institute
Box 12
Hunt, George L.
Box 12
Hurwitz, Francis L.
Box 12
Hutchens, John K.
Box 12
I
Box 12
Institute of Religion
Box 12
Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences. Hastings Center
Box 12
Interfaith Association of Bryn Mawr
Box 12
J
Box 12
Jackson, Gordon E.
Box 12
Jackson, Henry Martin, 1912-
Box 12
Jackson Academy of Medicine
Box 12
Jamison, Leland
Box 12
Jefferson, H. B.
Box 12
Johnson, Douglas
Box 12
Johnson, James T.
Box 13
Jonas, Hans
Box 13
Jones, Howard Henry W.
Box 13
Jones, M. J.
Box 13
Jones, W. Paul
Box 13
The Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation
Box 13
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
Box 13
Journal of Religion
Box 13
Journal of Religious Ethics
Box 13
Joynt, Carey B.
Box 13
Judd, Charles M.
Box 13
Ka-Ke
Box 13
Kh-Ku
Box 13
Kass, Leon
Box 13
Katz, Howard C.
Box 13
Kaufman, Gordon D.
Box 13
Kaufmann, Fritz
Box 13
Kee, Howard
Box 14
Kegley, Charles W.
Box 14
Keim, James A.
Box 14
Kennan, George
Box 14
Key, David Martin
Box 14
Kimball, John T.
Box 14
Kimnach, Wilson H.
Box 14
King, Thomas J.
Box 14
King's College
Box 14
Kippley, John F.
Box 14
Kirkland, William H.
Box 14
Kneen, Brewster
Box 14
Knox, John
Box 14
Koinonia Society, Princeton Theological Seminary
Box 14
Kolbe, Henry E.
Box 14
Koziol, Geoffrey
Box 14
Kroner, Richard
Box 14
Kukin, Marrick
Box 14
Kuntz, Paul
Box 14
La-Le
Box 14
Li-Lov
Box 14
Low-Ly
Box 14
Lacy, Creighton
Box 14
Ladimer, Irving
Box 14
Langford, Thomas Anderson, 1929-
Box 14
Latourette, Kenneth Scott
Box 14
Lawler, Justus George
Box 14
Lazareth, William H.
Box 14
Lebacqz, Karen
Box 14
Lefever, Ernest W.
Box 15
Lefever Testimony
Box 15
Lehmann, Paul
Box 15
Leith, John H.
Box 15
Lemonick, Aaron
Box 15
Lewis, Frank Bell
Box 15
Lieb, Irwin C.
Box 15
Lindsley, Karen
Box 15
Littell, Franklin H.
Box 15
Little, David
Box 15
Loder, Theodore W.
Box 15
Long, Charles
Box 15
Long, Edward L., Jr.
Box 15
Longsworth, William
Box 15
Loomer, Bernard M.
Box 15
Love, Thomas
Box 15
Lovett, Sidney
Box 15
Lucas, George
Box 15
Lutheran Church
Box 15
Lynn, Robert W.
Box 15
Lyons, Gene M.
Box 15
Mc
Box 16
Ma
Box 16
Me-Mi
Box 16
Mo-My
Box 16
Macaulay, Sid
Box 16
McClellan, Myron
Box 16
McCollough, Thomas E.
Box 16
McCord, James I.
Box 16
McCormick, Richard A.
Box 16
McEllhenney, John G.
Box 17
McGill, Arthur C.
Box 17
McGill University
Box 17
McGreal, Ian P.
Box 17
McHugh, James T.
Box 17
McKeever, Paul E.
Box 17
Macmillan Company
Box 17
Macquarrie, John
Box 17
Maddy, Joseph
Box 17
Maggi, Richard P.
Box 17
Maguire, Dan
Box 17
Malloy, Edward
Box 17
Man and Medicine
Box 17
Manschreck, Clyde
Box 17
Mansell, Marion E.
Box 17
Marker, Charles
Box 17
Martin, J. Alfred
Box 17
Martin, James A.
Box 17
Marxsen, Roger
Box 17
May, Rollo, 1909-
Box 17
May, William E.
Box 17
May, William Francis
Box 17
Medical University of South Carolina
Box 17
Meeks, Wayne A.
Box 17
Meilaender, Gilbert Carl
Box 17
Meitzen, Manfred O.
Box 17
Menking, Stanley J.
Box 17
Menninger, Karl Augustus
Box 17
Meridian Books, Inc.
Box 17
Mestres, Ricardo A.
Box 17
Methodist Church
Box 18
Methodists for Life
Box 18
Michaelsen, Robert
Box 18
Mickey, Robert G.
Box 18
Miller, Donald G.
Box 18
Miller, Perry
Box 18
Miller, William Lee
Box 18
Millsaps College
Box 18
Minear, Paul S.
Box 18
Mitchell, Basil
Box 18
Monk, Robert C.
Box 18
Moore, Anthony R.
Box 18
Moore, Francis D.
Box 18
Moore, Maurice J.
Box 18
Moore, Ross
Box 18
Morgan, Alfred P.
Box 18
Morgan, Kenneth
Box 18
Motive Magazine
Box 18
Mount Holyoke College
Box 18
Mudge, Lewis Seymour
Box 18
Muelder, Walter G.
Box 18
Mueller, William
Box 18
Muhlenberg College
Box 18
Muilenburg, James
Box 18
Mullooly, John P. (See also National Federation of Catholic Physicians' Guilds)
Box 18
Murchison, D. Cameron, Jr.
Box 18
Murphy, Roland E.
Box 18
Murray, Andrew E.
Box 18
Murray, John Courtney
Box 18
Muste, A. J.
Box 18
N
Box 19
Nagle, William J.
Box 19
National Academy of Sciences
Box 19
National Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Box 19
National Council of the Churches of Christ
Box 19
National Council on Religion in Higher Education
Box 19
National Endowment for the Humanities
Box 19
National Federation of Catholic Physicians' Guilds (See also Mullooly, John P.)
Box 19
National Right to Life
Box 19
National Transplant Information Center
Box 19
Nelson, Harold R.
Box 19
Nelson, J. Robert
Box 19
Nelson, Paul
Box 19
Nesbitt, C. F.
Box 19
Neuhaus, Richard John
Box 19
Neusner, Jack
Box 19
New American Library
Box 19
The New England Journal of Medicine
Box 19
New York Herald Tribune Book Review
Box 19
New York Times
Box 19
New York University: Law Review
Box 20
New York University School of Law
Box 20
Newscope
Box 20
Newsday
Box 20
Newton, Rachel Abraham
Box 20
Nichols, James H.
Box 20
Niebuhr, H. Richard (Helmut Richard)
Box 20
Niebuhr (H. Richard) Volume
Box 20
Niebuhr, Reinhold
Box 20
Niebuhr, Richard R.
Box 20
Nielsen, Niels C., Jr.
Box 20
Nixon, Richard M.
Box 20
Norm and Context in Christian Ethics (2 folders) (See also Writings and Speeches Series )
Box 20
Northwestern College
Box 20
Northwestern University
Box 20
Novak, Michael
Box 20
Nuclear War Institute
Box 20
O
Box 20
Oates, Whitney J.
Box 21
Oberlin College
Box 21
O'Brien, Edwin F.
Box 21
O'Brien, William V.
Box 21
O'Conner, Donald
Box 21
O'Connor, Joseph A.
Box 21
Oden, Thomas C.
Box 21
O'Donovan, Oliver
Box 21
Ogden, Schubert M.
Box 21
Olds, Glenn A.
Box 21
Oliver and Boyd Publishers
Box 21
Ostertag, Frank R.
Box 21
Ostling, Richard
Box 21
Outka, Gene
Box 21
Outler, Albert C.
Box 21
Oxford University Press
Box 21
Oxnam, Robert Fisher
Box 21
Pa-Pe
Box 21
Pf-Py
Box 21
P. F. Collier and Son Corporation
Box 21
Pacific School of Religion
Box 21
Paffrath, Leslie
Box 21
Pagels, Elaine H.
Box 21
Painter, John D.
Box 21
Parke, David B.
Box 21
Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan
Box 21
Penzel, Klaus
Box 21
Percy, Charles Harting
Box 21
Perkins, Robert L.
Box 22
Peteet, Dennie R.
Box 22
Pfuetze, Paul E.
Box 22
Phillips, James
Box 22
Philosophy Forum
Box 22
Pittsburgh Festival on the Gospels
Box 22
Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary
Box 22
Platt, Michael
Box 22
Pope, Liston
Box 22
Porter, Otto
Box 22
Postgraduate Medicine
Box 22
Potter, Ralph B.
Box 22
The Prairie School
Box 22
Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Box 22
Priest, John F.
Box 22
Princeton Alumni Weekly
Box 22
Princeton Pro-Life
Box 22
Princeton Seminary Wives
Box 22
Princeton University
Box 22
Princeton University Press
Box 22
Prospect Cooperative Club
Box 22
The Public Interest
Box 22
Pusey, Nathan
Box 22
Q
Box 22
Quade, Quentin L.
Box 22
Ra-Rh
Box 23
Ri-Ry
Box 23
Rachels, James
Box 23
Ramsey Family
Box 23
Raney, Mrs. Clay H.
Box 23
Ranson, Guy H.
Box 23
Raynor, John Patrick
Box 23
Read, Charles E.
Box 23
Reagan, James E.
Box 23
Ream, Norman S.
Box 23
Reed College
Box 23
Reeder, John P., Jr.
Box 23
Reich, Warren
Box 23
Reimers, Carl
Box 23
Religion in Life
Box 23
The Religious Situation
Box 23
Relm Foundation
Box 23
Rendall, K. M.
Box 23
Retirement
Box 24
Rich, David C.
Box 24
Richardson, Cyril
Box 24
Richardson, Herbert
Box 24
Right to Life
Box 24
Robertson, John A.
Box 24
Rockford College
Box 24
Rollins, Wayne
Box 24
Ross, James F.
Box 24
Rudenstine, Neil L.
Box 24
Ruede, Ernest
Box 24
Russett, Bruce
Box 24
Sa-Sco
Box 24
Scr-Si
Box 24
Sk-Sta
Box 24
Ste-Sz
Box 24
SCM Press
Box 25
Sadler, Alfred and Blair L.
Box 25
St. Anselm's Abbey
Box 25
St. Anselm's College
Box 25
St. John-Stevas, Norman
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St. John's University
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Santurri, Edmund N.
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Sarum Lectures
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Schafer, Thomas A.
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Scharff, Gary M.
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Schedler, Norbert O.
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Schilling, Harold K.
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Schlatter, Richard
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Schmidt, David P.
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Schmuckers, Paul H.
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Schneider, Herbert W.
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Scientists on Survival, Inc.
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Scott, R. B. Y.
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Scott, Vaile
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Sellers, James E.
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Sheed and Ward Inc.
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Sherman, Franklin
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Shinn, Roger L.
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Shriver, Donald
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Shriver, Eunice Kennedy
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Shriver, Sargent
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Shumiatcher, Morris C.
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Sider, Ronald J.
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Siegel, Seymour
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Sikes, Walter W.
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Silber, John Robert
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Singer, Daniel
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Slater, C. Peter
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Smith, Barbara J.
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Smith, Claude A.
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Smith, David H.
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Smith, Eugene L.
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Smith, H. G.
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Smith, H. Shelton
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Smith, Harmon
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Smith, John Edwin
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Smith, Marion L.
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Smith, Seymour
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Smylie, Jim
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Sobell, Morton
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Social Principles Study Commission
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Social Science and Medicine
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Society for Religion in Higher Education
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Stackhouse, Max L. (See also American Society of Christian Ethics)
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Stanford University
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Stassen, Glen
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Steinfels, Peggy
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Stendahl, Krister
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Strayer, Luther M., Jr.
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Stringfellow, William
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Stromseth, Walter A.
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Student Christian Movement
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Studies in Christian Ethics
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Stumpf, Samuel E.
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Swomley, John M., Jr.
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Symposium
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Ta-Th
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Ti-Tw
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Tancredi, Laurence R.
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Taylor, Charles L.
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Taylor, Prince A.
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Temple University
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Texas Christian University
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Theological Studies
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Theology Today
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Thomas, George F.
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Thomas, Richard
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Thomist
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Thompson, E. J.
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Thompson, Kenneth
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Thompson, Murray S.
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Tiefel, Hans O.
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Tillich, Paul
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Time
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Torrance, Thomas
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Trager, Frank N.
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Trueblood, David Elton
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Truman, Harry S.
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Tucker, Robert W.
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Turner, Philip
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Twiss, Sumner Barney, Jr.
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Ulshafer, Thomas R.
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Underwood, Barbara
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Union College of British Columbia
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Union Seminary Quarterly Review
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University of Alabama
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University of Chicago
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University of Chicago Press
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University of Florida
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University of Oklahoma
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University of Oregon
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University of Washington Press
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Unsworth, Richard Preston
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Vahanian, Gabriel
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Value of Life Committee
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Van Dusen, Henry Pitney
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van Eys, Jan
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Vanderbilt University
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Vanderlaan, James
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VanderMarck, William
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Vaux, Kenneth (See also Institute of Religion)
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Vietnam
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Villanova University
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Visnapu, Naima
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Vree, Dale
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Wa-We
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Wo-Wy
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Walsh, Joseph L.
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Walters, LeRoy
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Ward, A. Dudley
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Washington, Joseph R.
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Watson, David L.
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Weaver, William N.
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Weber, Theodore R.
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Wechsler, Harlan J.
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Weigle, Luther A.
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Weinlick, John R.
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Weir, Robert
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Weiss, Paul
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Welch, Claude
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Wells College
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Werpehowski, William
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Wesley Foundation
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West, Charles
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West, Fred
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Westminster Press
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Whale, J. S.
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Whidden Lectures
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Whipple, William D.
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White, W. D.
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Wicks, Robert R.
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William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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Williams, Daniel
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Williams, Preston N.
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Wills, David W.
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Wilson, John F.
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Wogaman, Philip
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Wood, James E.
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Worldview
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Worship
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Worthington, Frederick J.
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Wynn, J. C.
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Yale University
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Yale University Press
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York University
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Young, Franklin W.
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Younger, Paul
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Yrigoyen, Charles
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Zachary, R. B.
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Miscellaneous
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Basic Christian Ethics (1950), 1948-1981.
(3 folders)
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Faith and Ethics (1957), 1957-1972.
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Freedom of the Will (1957), 1954-1959.
(2 folders)
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Freedom of the Will (1957), 1960.
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Christian Ethics and the Sit-in (1961), 1961.
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War and the Christian Conscience (1961), 1961-1986.
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Nine Modern Moralists (1962), 1961-1974.
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Who Speaks for the Church (1967), 1967-1968.
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Deeds and Rules in Christian Ethics (1967), 1967-1985
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Norm and Context in Christian Ethics (1968), 1968-1973.
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The Just War (1968), 1968-1985.
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Fabricated Man (1970), 1970-1983.
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The Patient as Person (1970), 1967-1974.
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The Ethics of Fetal Research (1975), 1975-1981.
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Doing Evil to Achieve Good (1978), 1978-1986.
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Ethics at the Edges of Life (1978) 1978-1985.
(2 folders)
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Papers, 1935-1943.
(4 folders)
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Papers, 1944-1955.
(5 folders)
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Augustine on Sex, 1955.
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Papers, 1956-1959.
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Adoption Cases, 1958
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Papers, 1959
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Princeton University's Graduate Program in Religion,. 1959.
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Papers, 1950s-1961.
(2 folders)
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The Development of Roman Catholic Social Principles: Two Articles on the Pope's New Social Encyclical, 1961.
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Papers, 1962-1967.
(3 folders)
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Death's Duell, 1967.
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Papers, 1968.
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War and Peace as a Religious Issue, 1968.
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Papers, 1969-1974.
(4 folders)
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The Indignity of Death with Dignity, 1974.
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Papers, 1975.
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An Analysis of the National Commission's Report on Fetal Research, 1975.
(2 folders)
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The Continuing Story of Fetal Research Ethics, 1975.
(2 folders)
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Papers, 1976.
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Euthanasia, 1976-1977.
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Papers, 1977-1986.
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Chapter One: Biblical Prologue: A Crochet of Themes, undated
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Chapter Three: Sex and the Order of Reason in Thomas Aquinas, undated
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Values, undated
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Papers, undated
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Papers, undated
(3 folders)
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Humanities I (The Western Tradition: Man and His Freedom, 1948-1951 and n. d.
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Humanities II (The Western Tradition: Man and His Freedom), 1948 and undated
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Humanities 201 (The Western Tradition: Man and His Freedom), 1949-1964 and undated
(2 folders)
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Humanities 201 (The Western Tradition: Man and His Freedom), undated
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Humanities 202 (The Western Tradition: Man and His Freedom – Dostoevsky and Niebuhr, Revivial of Christian Theism), 1953-1954 and undated
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Philosophy 23 (Social and Political Philosophy), undated
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Philosophy 29 ( Philosophical Ideas in Contemporary Literature), 1937 and undated
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Philosophy 121 (The Philosophy of History), 1941 and undated
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Religion II (Christian Ethics), 1948-1949 and undated
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Religion II (Christian Ethics), undated
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Religion 103 (Religious and Moral Thought of the Hebrews), 1944-1945 and undated
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Religion 104 (Religious Thought of the New Testament), 1945-1946 and undated
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Religion 201 (Christian Ethics), 1944-1945 and undated
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Religion 203 (Christian Ethics and Modern Society), 1948-1972 and undated
(2 folders)
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Religion 261 (Christian Ethics and Modern Society), 1951-1983.
(3 folders)
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Religion 303 (Medieval Christian Thought After Augustine), undated
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Religion 304 (The Reformation and the Age of Reason), 1945-1960 and undated
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Religion 305 (Religious Thought Since 1800), 1945-1950 and undated
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Religion 309 (Great Religious Leaders: Dostoevsky and Kierkegaard), 1949-1954 and undated
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Religion 309, CT 369 (Introduction to Philosophical Ethics), and CT 380A (Principles of Christian Ethics), 1963 and undated
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Religion 310 (Principles of Christian Ethics: A Reading Course), undated
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Religion 362 (Principles of Christian Ethics), 1979-1982 and undated
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Religion 506 (Seminar on Representative Systems of European Theology), 1975-1976 and undated
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Religion 506 (Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics), 1972-1979 and undated
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Religion 518 (Interpretations of Christian Ethics), 1955-1960 and undated
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Religion 519 (The Theology and Ethics of Karl Barth), 1963-1964 and undated
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Religion 519 and 521 (Problems of Christian Ethics: The Christian Interpretation of Sex and Marriage), 1948-1967 and undated
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Religion 520 (Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, 1964 and undated
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Religion 520 (Interpretations of Christian Ethics), undated
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Religion 521 (Problems of Christian Ethics), 1966 and undated
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Religion 531 (Interpretations of Christian Ethics), 1967-1970 and undated
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Religion 532 (Problems of Christian Ethics: Christian View of Sex and Marriage), 1961-1968 and undated
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Religion 2706 (The Christian Interpretation of Sex and Marriage), undated
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Religion 2706 (The Christian Interpretation of Sex and Marriage), undated
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TE 203 (Contraception: A Case Study in Catholic Ethics), 1965-1977.
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Christian Ethics, 1937 and undated
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Contemporary Christian Ethics, undated
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History of Christian Social Teachings, undated
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Interpretation of History, undated
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Non-Academic Course Outline, 1950-1955.
Box 48
Seminar in Christian Ethics, undated
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Seminar in the Theory of Value, 1940 and undated
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Social Ethics, undated
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Applications, 1950-1957.
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Aspen Justice Seminar, 1982.
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Buzzard, Sir Anthony: Protective Retaliation, 1963.
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Chairmanship of Department of Religion, Princeton University,1959.
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Church and Society, 1967-1968.
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Committee on Graduate Studies, Princeton University, 1955-1968 and undated
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The Committee on Religious Life and Study, Yale University, 1960-1963.
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Conference on Life Sciences and Mankind, 1983-1984.
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The Council of the Humanities, Princeton University,1960-1963.
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Department of Religion, Princeton University, 1958-1963.
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Ethics Colloquium, 1965-1967.
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Grand Rounds, Georgetown University Medical School, 1968.
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Kennedy Foundation, 1967.
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Interdepartmental Committee on Responsible Parenthood, 1959.
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Princeton University's Graduate Program in Religion, 1962-1964.
Box 50
Project Osgood, 1958-1964 and undated
(2 folders)
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Report of the Special Committee of the Faculty on Religious Education, Princeton University, 1935.
Box 50
Thomas, George Finger, Memorial, 1978.
Box 50
Week of Work, 1939-1960.
Box 50
The Wesley Foundation at Princeton, 1952-1971 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 50
Clippings and Miscellany, 1931-1982.
Box 50
Abortion, 1978.
Box 51
Covenant and Bioethics, 1978.
Box 51
Covenant and Nature, 1975.
Box 51
Genes and Politics, 1974
Box 51
Kirkpatrick, Jean, 1982.
Box 51
Milgram Experiments, 1961-1980.
Box 51
Paul Ramsey on Exceptionless Moral Rules, 1969.
Box 51
Respect for Persons, 1972.
Box 51
Selective Conscientious Objection, 1969.
Box 51
Sunday School Lessons, 1964.
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Miscellaneous, 1940-1981.
(2 folders)
Box 52
A Critical Assessment of Just War, 1982.
Box 52
Intention and Deterrence, 1984.
Box 52
Morality of War, 1970.
Box 53
Nature of Man, 1943.
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Nuclear Pacifism, 1982.
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Origin and Development of Moral Principles, 1971.
Box 54
Scrapbook, 1934-1944.
Box 54
Use of Scripture, 1976.
Box 54

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Ethical Issues in Genetic and Reproductive Engineering (Ramsey), undated
Box 55 Audiocassette 1
The Ethics of Fetal Experimentation (Ramsey), 1975.
Audiocassette 2
Forum (Gaylin), 1973.
Audiocassette 3
Gray Lecture #1 (Ramsey), undated
Audiocassette 4
Models for Decision Making (Ramsey), Religion and Life History ( Harvey G. Cox), and Death and Life in Christ (Aiden Kavanagh), 1974.
Audiocassette 5
Models of Christian Decision Making (Ramsey), undated
Audiocassette 6
Religion 362 Lectures #1-24 (Ramsey), 1982.
Audiocassette 7-18

Contains clippings, correspondence, research material, photographs, publications and writings. Includes drafts and proofs of the following major works: Ethics at the Edges of Life, Speak Up for Just War or Pacifism and Ethical Writings. Unprocessed addition.

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Contains correspondence and articles. Unprocessed addition.

Acc. 2012-0075 (0.2 lin. ft.; 150 items) includes drafts of and correspondence on Ramsey's essay Human Sexuality in the History of Redemption. This material requires processing before use.

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Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1913, Dec. 10Born, Mendenhall, Mississippi.
1935B.S., Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss.
1937, June 23Married Effie Register.
1937-1939Instructor of history and social science, Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss.
1940B.D., Yale University.
1941-1942Assistant Instructor, social philosophy, Yale University.
1942-1944Assistant Professor, Christian ethics, Garrett Biblical Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
1943Ph.D., Yale University.
1944-1982Professor of Religion at Princeton University.
1957Appointed Harrington Spear Paine Professor at Princeton University.
1959-1960Vice President of the American Theological Society.
1964-1965President of the American Theological Society.
1968-1975Member of the Board of Trustees of Drew University and Trustee of the Council on Religion and International Affairs.
1968-1983Awarded eight honorary degrees.
1982-1986Member of the Center of Theological Inquiry.
1988, Feb. 29Died

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The Paul Ramsey Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Paul Ramsey Papers were received in 1987, 1989, 1999, and 2012.

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Processed by Sharon E. Knapp

Completed July 7, 1987

Encoded by Alvin Pollock

Additions encoded by Ted Holt, Nov. 2009

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