Inventory of the Robert McAfee Brown Collection

Lucinda Glenn
Graduate Theological Union Archives
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Inventory of the Robert McAfee Brown Papers

Collection number: GTU 2007-6-01

Graduate Theological Union Archives

Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, California
Processed by:
Lucinda Glenn
Date Completed:
May 2010
Encoded by:
David Stiver
© 2010 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert McAfee Brown papers
Dates: 1940-2005
Collection number: GTU 2007-6-01
Creator: Brown, Robert McAfee, 1920-2001
Collection Size: 18 linear feet (19 record boxes)
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union. Library.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Abstract: Robert McAfee Brown, 1920-2001, was a Christian theologian, ethicist, teacher, author, preacher, and advocate for peace and justice in social, economic, and gender issues. The collection contains published and unpublished material by R.M. Brown and by various other authors.
Physical location: 8/C/1-3; 8/F/1-6
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

Robert McAfee Brown collection, GTU 2007-6-01. Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated by Sydney Thomson Brown and the Brown family in May 2008.

Biography / Administrative History

"I believe we are here to share bread with one another, so that everyone has enough, no one has too much."
Robert McAfee Brown, 1920-2001, was a Christian theologian, ethicist, teacher, author, preacher, and advocate for peace and justice in social, economic, and gender issues. Brown was descended from and raised in a strong Presbyterian background from both his maternal family, the McAfees, and his paternal family. His father and most of the men in his mother's family were Presbyterian ministers.
Throughout a life of ever expanding and inclusive ideas, philosophies, theologies, and causes, Brown remained rooted in the Presbyterian tradition. He was born in Illinois, lived his childhood in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. He received his B.A. at Amherst College 1943, and the B.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York, 1945 where he studied with such eminent theologians as Paul Tillich, John Bennett, and Reinhold Niebuhr. Brown and Sydney Thomson married in 1944. They had four children, Peter, Mark, Thomas, and Alison.
After graduation and ordination in 1945, he joined the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps. The war ended while he was still at the Naval Training School for Chaplains in Virginia. After training, he was sent to San Francisco, then assigned to the USS Bollinger (APA 234), a troop ship bringing troops home from the Pacific after war's end. One of the stops was Bikini Atoll, the last ship out before the test explosion of the atom bomb.
Discharged from the Navy in 1946, Brown returned to Massachusetts serving two positions in Amherst First Congregational Church and Amherst College. In 1948, Brown began a PhD program at Columbia-Union. Following a Fulbright Grant to study in England during 1949, he returned to New York receiving the PhD in 1951. He was appointed Head of the Religion Department at Macalester College in Minnesota, 1951; Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary, 1953; Religion at Stanford University, 1962; and, after a brief stint back at Union, the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, 1979 until his retirement in 1984.
In his Reflections Over the Long Haul: A Memoir, Robert McAfee Brown elaborates on the many avenues of service and faith he followed throughout his life. A teacher and writer, his work was framed by how he integrated situations in the world into his intellect, faith, and life.
Robert McAfee Brown early in WWII did what he did throughout his life. He thought, studied, prayed, and discussed with others what it meant to live as a Christian during wartime, and how one was to proceed with life choices. He ultimately understood himself as a pacifist. As a pacifist, he needed to understand how his philosophical and faithful stand should manifest itself in his life. He decided ultimately to work it out through Navy chaplaincy. As a Chaplain assigned to a ship, he again approached his faith stand according to how to live it in that real situation. He found that the Navy and its ships were divided into a strict racist structure. Throughout his assignment, he worked small steps and large, quietly or overtly if not to dismantle, at least to get people thinking and talking about how to live in a world without a racist structure. Brown continued to live out his life and faith acting for justice.
While at Macalester College in Minnesota, he began a long involvement in political activity as he actively campaigned for Eugene McCarthy running for Congress, writing and speaking equally as actively against the broadly intolerant philosophies raised by Joseph McCarthy. In this, as in subsequent teaching and writings on issues, he was open and public in his views having the courage to receive negative reactions on several levels and through varying avenues. To all of these, he responded with calm dignity and thoughtful answers.
At Union Theological Seminary in New York, 1953-62, Brown taught the expected courses such as Christian Ethics, Bible, Narrative Theology, and the Theologies of Niebuhr, Barth, and Bonhoeffer. But he never taught in the usual way. His courses were always expansive, always popular, and he led his students to think, to push all boundaries, to follow their faith. As his life moved on with the world, Brown moved into such courses and workshops as World Religions and Systems, Social Concerns and Justice, Liberation Theology, Women's Studies, and the Ethics of Work. As he had always been, he continued to be well prepared. He presented content and led discussions with accessibility and liveliness.
In the turbulent issues and events of the 1960s, Brown was at the forefront, then the heart of them all. Always an advocate for and participant in the World Council of Churches and ecumenism, he early understood the need for a broadening dialog with Roman Catholicism. Understanding the need, he took the action. Brown began to work closely with Gustave Weigel, S.J. continuing to study, discuss with an expanding circle of colleagues, write, and speak. A series of articles such as "Rules for Dialogue" were published simultaneously 1960 in the Catholic journal Commonweal and Protestant journal Christian Century. He ultimately attended Vatican II as an Observer for the World Alliance of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches. Again, he wrote extensively 1963-65 of the experience and the issues involved for the churches and a broader ecumenicism.
Brown was a strong participant in the Civil Rights movement through his teaching, writing, and preaching. Since action always followed Brown's convictions, he participated in a Freedom Ride 1961 with several New York pastors and rabbis, Black and Caucasian. They traveled by bus to Tallahassee, Florida, eating together in diners and bus stations received with varying levels of hostility. In Tallahassee, they were arrested and jailed. Again, Brown published his beliefs and experiences in several articles including the seminal "I Was a Freedom Rider", Presbyterian Life, 1961.
The Vietnam War and the peace and anti-draft issues to which it gave rise developed after Brown had moved to Stanford University. He published "In Conscience I Must Break the Law" in Look magazine, 1967. Along with his continued prolific writing, teaching, and preaching, Brown participated in many protests and actions against the draft and for the peace movement. In 1969, he traveled with a study team to Vietnam, and in 1972, traveled with a peace delegation to Europe seeking to meet with high level political leaders and the Pope to urge peace.
A broadening ecumenicism led Brown into Jewish-Christian dialog and study. He invited Elie Wiesel to speak at Stanford in 1974. From their first meeting, the two became deep friends lasting to Brown's death in 2001. Wiesel became a strong influence on Brown who expanded into Holocaust studies. He was appointed 1979 to President Carter's United States Commission on the Holocaust. After the Commission's travel, study, and report, it became the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Brown, action following conviction, resigned from the Council 1985 after President Reagan's visit to the German Bitburg Cemetery containing graves of German soldiers including SS troops.
The emergence of Liberation Theology in Latin American in the 1970s caught Brown's attention and he began a deep study. Through this study, he met Gustavo Gutierrez, again becoming friends and working together in varying ways, academic, political, and practical. For the next two decades, Brown engaged in liberation study, teaching, and action concerning women's liberation and feminism, justice issues in Central America and the Sanctuary Movement, economic justice, and Gay and Lesbian (or LBGTQ) liberation and justice. This continued long after his formal retirement from the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California, 1984.
In Brown's last and difficult illness, he worked with family and colleagues remembering and sorting through his life, his faith, his work, and his actions. This became Reflections Over the Long Haul: A Memoir, published posthumously in 2005 (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press). He is buried in Heath, Massachusetts, near the family summer home. Sydney Thomson Brown writes of Robert McAfee Brown in the Prologue: "Grounded in the traditional, the traditional never contained him. He wanted the earth to be fair and good for all. . . . He was committed to relate his faith to the world around, to push the boundaries. . . . He wanted his faith to be effective, to make the world a better place. He acted for this through his teaching, preaching, and writing - and with others, turning his ideas into action. . . . [H]e was not by nature an activist. He became an activist because his faith called him to act . . . . He was a man of courage."

Scope and Content of Collection

Published and unpublished material by R.M. Brown; collected published and unpublished material by various other authors; original and collected material relating to teaching courses in higher education, to speaking presentations, and for writing articles, chapters, and books; papers are handwritten, typed, photocopied, or printed; correspondence; photographs; and moving images (VHS videotapes and DVD's).

Arrangement

The Collection contains six Series: Series 1, Courses; Series 2, Writings, with two Sub-Series, Sub-Series A, Articles, Chapters in Books, and Books; and Sub-Series 2-B, Manuscripts; Series 3, Lectures, Addresses, Sermons, and Presentations; and Series 4, Subject Files with four Sub-Series, Sub-Series 4-A, General Subjects; Sub-Series 4-B, Personal Files; Sub-Series 4-C, Narrative Theology; and Sub-Series 4-D, Elie Wiesel; Series 5, Personal Books; and Series 6, Audio and Visual Casettes.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Christian ethics--Study and teaching
Liberation theology--Study and teaching
Liberation theology--Latin America
Narrative theology--Study and teaching
Religious thought--Study and teaching
Theologians--United States--Biography
Presbyterian Church--Clergy--United States--Biography
Clergy--Political activity
Faculty--Political activity
Race relations--Religious aspects--Christianity.
Theology, Doctrinal--Developing countries.
United States. Navy--Chaplains
Justice (Jewish theology)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--History
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Religious Aspects
African Americans--Civil rights
Vatican Council (2nd: 1962 - 1965)
Government, Resistance to--Religious aspects--Christianity.
World politics--20th century.
Protestant churches--Relations--Catholic Church
Catholic Church--Relations--Protestant church
Vietnam War, 1961-1972--Religious aspects
Vietnam War, 1961-1972--Protest movements--United States
Central America--Politics and government, 1979-
Sermons, American--20th century

Brown, Sydney Thomson, 1922-
Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
Gutierrez, Gustavo, 1928-
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971
Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965
Solle, Dorothee
Morales, Horacio
Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.)
Stanford University
Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.)

Separated Material

Books from Robert McAfee Brown's personal library were sorted in 2010 by Clay-Edward Dixon, Collection Development Librarian; Lucinda Glenn, Archivist; and David Stiver, Special Collections Assistant. The books were 1. Put into the Graduate Theological Union Library Annual Book Sale; 2. Cataloged into the circulating collection of the GTU Library; or 3. Cataloged into the GTU Library Rare Books Collection.
Listed here are books cataloged into the GTU Library Rare Books Collection. These have been 1. Inscribed by the individual authors to Robert or to Robert McAfee Brown and Sydney Thomson Brown (The author's inscriptions are often personal and/or fulsome in their language.); 2. Inscribed by the person giving the book to the Browns; 3. Heavily marked by Brown; or 4. Notes are added in Brown's handwriting.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
Austin, Richard Cartwright, Beauty of the Lord: Awakening the Senses (Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1988).
Austin, Richard Cartwright, Hope for the Land: Nature in the Bible (Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1988).
Austin, Richard Cartwright, Reclaiming America: Restoring Nature to Culture (Abingdon, VA: Creekside Press, 1990).
Balasuriya, Tissa, The Eucharist and Human Liberation (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1979).
Batstone, David, ed., New Visions for the Americas: Religious Engagement and Social Transformation (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1993).
Berenbaum, Michael, The Vision of the Void: Theological Reflections on the Works of Elie Wiesel (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1979).
Bryan, G. McLeod, Naude: Prophet to South Africa (Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1978).
Carbray, Richard J., Prophets of Human Solidarity (Seattle, WA: Barbara Krohn and Associates, 1992).
Carmody, John, Carmody, Denise Lardner, and Robbins, Gregory A., eds., Exploring the New Testament (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1986).
Christ, Carol P., Diving Deep and Surfacing: Women Writers on Spiritual Quest (Boston: Beacon Press, 1980).
Crews, Frederick C., The Pooh Perplex: A Freshman Casebook (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1963).
Curry, Jane Louise, Over the Sea's Edge (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971).
Fox, Richard Wightman, Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography (New York: Pantheon Books, 1985).
Friedman, Maurice, A Heart of Wisdom: Religion and Human Wholeness (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992).
Gilbert, Arthur, The Vatican Council and the Jews (Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Company, 1968).
Gomez, Medardo Ernesto, Fuego Contra Fuego: Una Pastoral Evangelica (Anaheim, CA: Segunda Conferencia Luterana Mundial de Ministerios Hispanos, 1989).
Granfield, Patrick, Theologians at Work (New York: MacMillan Co., 1967).
Gutierrez, Gustavo, En Busca de los Pobres de Jesu Christo: El Pensamiento de Bartolome de Las Casas (Lima, Peru: Instituto Bartolome de Las Casas, 1992).
Gutierrez, Gustavo, El Dios de la Vida ([Lima]: Departamento de Teologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, [1981]).
Gutierrez, Gustavo, Hablar de Dios: Desde el Sufrimiento del Inocente, Una Reflexion Sobre el Libro de Job (Lima: Instituto Bartolome de Las Casas, 1985).
Gutierrez, Gustavo, Las Casas: In Search of the Poor of Jesus Christ (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1993).
Gutierrez, Gustavo, On Job: God-Talk and the Suffering of the Innocent, O'Connell, Matthew J., trans. (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1987). Includes a letter from Elie Wiesel to Robert McAfee Brown thanking Robert for sending the book.
Gutierrez, Gustavo, A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1988).
Heshel, Abraham Joshua, The Wisdom of Heschel, Selected by Ruth Marcus Goodhill (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975).
Hunsinger, George, How to Read Karl Barth: The Shape of His Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).
Johnson, Kermit D., Ethics and Counterrevolution: American Involvement in Internal Wars (Lanham, NY: University Press of America, 1997).
Jones, Arthur, Capitalism and Christians: Tough Gospel Challenges in a Troubled World Economy (New York: Paulist Press, 1992).
Kavanaugh, John F., Photographs by Puleo, Mev, Faces of Poverty, Faces of Christ (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1991).
Lipton, James, An Exaltation of Larks or, The Venereal Game (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1968).
Longfield, Bradley J., The Presbyterian Controversy: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Moderates (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).
Lovelace, Richard, Dynamics of Spiritual Life: An Evangelical Theology of Renewal (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1979).
Lovelace, Richard, Renewal as a Way of Life: A Guidebook for Spiritual Growth (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1985).
McLinn, William L. and White, Stuart W., eds., Mark Twain: Social Critic for the 80s (San Francisco, CA: AT Press, 1980).
Nelson-Pallmeyer, Jack, Families Valued: Parenting and Politics for the Good of All Children (New York: Friendship Press, 1996).
Niebuhr, Reinhold, Christian Realism and Political Problems (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953).
Niebuhr, Reinhold, Faith and Politics: A Commentary on Religious, Social and Political Thought in a Technological Age, edited by Ronald H. Stone (New York: George Braziller, 1968).
Niebuhr, Reinhold, The Irony of American History (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952).
Niebuhr, Reinhold, The Self and the Dramas of History (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955).
Puleo, Mev, The Struggle is One: Voices and Visions of Liberation (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994). Foreword by Robert McAfee Brown.
Reist, Benjamin A., Theology in Red, White, and Black (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975).
Shea, John, The God Who Fell From Heaven (Niles, IL: Argus Communications, 1979).
Smith, J. Alfred, Sr., Making Sense of Suffering: A Message to Job's Children, A Guide to Teaching and Preaching the Book of Job ([Cincinnati, OH]: Progressive National Baptist Convention Board of Education and Publication, 1988).
Warehime, Nancy, To Be One of Us: Cultural Conflict, Creative Democracy, and Education (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993). Foreword by Robert McAfee Brown.
Wiesel, Elie, And the Sea is Never Full: Memoirs, 1969 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995).
Wiesel, Elie, Ani Maamin: A Song Lost and Found Again (New York: Random House, 1973).
Wiesel, Elie, All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999).
Wiesel, Elie, Le Crepuscule, au Loin (Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1987).
Wiesel, Elie, The Fifth Son (New York: Summit Books, 1985).
Wiesel, Elie, Five Biblical Portraits (Press Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 1981).
Wiesel, Elie, A Jew Today (New York: Random House, 1978).
Wiesel, Elie, The Oath (New York: Random House, 1973).
Wiesel, Elie, Sages and Dreamers: Biblical, Talmudic, and Hasidic Portraits and Legends (New York: Summit Books, 1991).
Wiesel, Elie, text, and Diamond, David, music, A Song for Hope: Cantata for Eight Solo Voices and Small Orchestra. Concert Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Performing Arts at The 92nd Street Y, [New York], June 10, 1987.
Wiesel, Elie, The Testament (New York: Summit Books, 1981).
Wiesel, Elie, The Town Beyond the Wall (New York: Bergen Belsen Memorial Press, 1967).
Wiesel, Elie, The Trial of God (As it was Held on February 25, 1649, in Shamgorod), A Play in Three Acts (New York: Random House, 1979).

Collection Contents

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Series 1. Courses 1940-1985

Physical Description: 121 folders 4 images, 2 lectures, 2 articles

Scope and Content Note

The Series contains both courses taken by R.M. Brown as a student and those taught by him as a professor. The courses taught by Brown are by far the largest majority. The files on each course may contain syllabi, Brown's lecture notes typed or handwritten, collected background articles, and material from earlier courses taken or taught by Brown. Arrangement: Because of the mix of materials and dates in the folders, it can be difficult to date courses. The Series is arranged sequentially by course number.
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Taken by RMB, Religion 1 1940

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Taken by RMB, Philosophy 5 lecture - Locke's view of Christianity 1941 November 26

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Taken by RMB, ST 22, The Christine Doctrine of Man, Prof John Bennett circa 1972

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Taken by RMB, Philosophy of Religion 11-12, Prof David E. Roberts, Part 1 1942-1943

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Taken by RMB, Philosophy of Religion 11-12, Prof David E. Roberts, Typed, mimeographed lectures for private use of students, 138 pages, Part 2 1942-1943

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Taken by RMB, Christian Ethics 11 - Prof R. Niebuhr 1943-1944

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Taken by RMB, ST j241, The Place of Christ in Christian Thought and Experience 1943

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Student papers by RMB 1943

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Taken by RMB, Philosophy of Religion 27, Renaissance 1943-1944

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Taken by RMB, Philosophy of Religion 251 1948

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Taken by RMB, PR 273, Christian View of History, Prof R. Niebuhr 1948

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Taken by RMB, Religion 101 and 102: History of Religions 1948-1949

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Taken by RMB, Philosophy 161-162 1948-1949

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Taken by RMB, Final Exams and Papers for Philosophy of Religion 161 and 162, Prof John H. Randall, Jr. 1948-1949

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Taken by RMB, Religion 102 (World Religions) 1949

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No Course Number, Group 19, Movements on the French Religious Scene circa 1968-1969

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R 35: Liberation Theologies circa 1983-1984

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R 41: Contemporary Trends in Religious Thought, Paul; Tillich circa 1974-1975

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Religion 51: Jesus in the Gospels, Stanford, Part 1 Spring and Fall 1972

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Religion 51: Jesus in the Gospels, Stanford, Part 2 1972

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R 54, R154 Christian Ethics 1973, 1969

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R 61: Introduction to Christian Theology 1972

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R 72: Theology and Contemporary Literature: Albert Camus 1972

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R 73, R 35: Liberation Theology: Paul Freire 1975

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ST 102: Revelation, Faith and Reason, Part 1 circa 1964

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ST 102: Doctrine of the Church, Part 2 circa 1964

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ST 102: Eternal Life / Christianity and Death, includes RMB class paper for ST3 1945 "Augustine and The City of God", Part 3 circa 1964

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ST 103: Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Includes course taken by RMB in 1949, Part 1 1957, 1960

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ST 103: Introduction to Christian Doctrine: Existentialism, Authority, Revelation, Part 2 circa 1960-1962

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ST 103: Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Part 3 circa 1960-1962

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ST 103: Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Part 4 circa 1960-1962

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PR 103a: The Approaches to God, includes notes from various courses taken by RMB undated

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PR103b: Philosophy of Religion taught by RMB, Also contains classmates from various courses taken by RMB, Most taught by John H. Randall, Jr., Part 1 1943-1949

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PR 103b, Part 2 1943-1949

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R 113 (and R51) Christology: Jesus in the Gospels, Introduction to Christian Thought, includes RMB coursework with Prof Randall, Phil 161, 1948-1949, Part 1 circa 1962, 1964, 1972

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R 113 (and R51), Part 2 circa 1962, 1964, 1972

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R113, Doctrine of the Church / Church in the World / Revelation, Part 3 circa 1962, 1964, 1972

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R 114: Christian Ethics, includes several courses, outlines, notes, papers taken by RMB and other courses taught by RMB, Part 1 circa 1962-1972

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R 114: Ethics, Part 2 circa 1962-1972

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R 114: Ethics, Part 3 circa 1962-1972

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R 114: Ethics, Calvinist, Perfectionist, Sectarian, Part 4 circa 1962-1972

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R 114: Ethics, Sex and Marriage, lectures and resources, Part 5 circa 1962-1972

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R 114: Ethics, Sex and Marriage, Part 6 circa 1962-1972

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R 114: Ethics, War, lectures and resources, Part 7 circa 1962-1972

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R 114: Ethics, War, Part 8 circa 1962-1972

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R 114: Ethics, Final and Mid-Term Exams, includes R154 1968, Part 8 1963-1966

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R115: Contextual Theology or Theological Methodology, Part 1 circa 1972, 1983

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R115: Karl Barth, Part 2 circa 1972, 1983

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R115: Martin Buber, Part 3 circa 1972, 1983

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R115: Paul Tillich, Part 4 circa 1972, 1983

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R115: Reinhold Niebuhr, Part 5/a circa 1972, 1983

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R115: Reinhold Niebuhr, Part 5/b circa 1972, 1983

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R115: Soren Kirkegaard, Part 6 circa 1972, 1983

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R115: Rudolf Bultmann, Part 7 circa 1972, 1983

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R120: The Return to Religion/ Religion in America, Part 1 1962-1964

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R120: The Return to Religion/ Religion in America, Part 2 1962-1964

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ST 130: Theology as Narrative 1980

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ST 130: Death and Eschatology, Fairy Tales and Eschatology undated

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R141: Teilhard de Chardin 1967

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Religion 145: The Ecumenical Movement 1970

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R161: Contemporary Theologians / Doctrine of God (includes RMB class notes of courses taken, J. Bennett, Shinn, circa 1948-1949) undated

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R164 and R 164b: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Theology of (syllabi, intro, biography), Part 1 circa 1972-1973

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R164: Bonhoeffer, Bibliography, Part 2 circa 1972-1973

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R164: Bonhoeffer, (Finkenwalde, Christology, Ethics, Bible, Christian Liberation), Part 3 circa 1972-1973

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R164: Bonhoeffer, Resources, Part 4/a circa 1972-1973

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R164: Bonhoeffer, Resources, Part 4/b circa 1972-1973

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Humanities 165: Major Catholic Theologians: Karl Rahner circa 1965, 1975

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R182 and R72: Theology and Contemporary Literature, Part 1 circa 1968, 1972

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R182 and R72: Theology and Contemporary Literature, Part 2 circa 1968, 1972

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R187: Modern Protestant Theologians, Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1972-1975

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R190: Christianity and Culture circa 1964-1965

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R196: South India Church Merger undated

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The Apostolic Church, Religion 201 RA (includes courses taken by RMB) 1941, 1952

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ST230: Theology as System: Church as Story-Telling / Story-doing, The Jesus Story as God's Story circa 1980, 1983

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ST230: Theology as System: Theologies - Black, Asian, Latin American, Feminist, Native American, Peace and Justice 1983

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CE231: Ethics: Case Studies, black Power, Dissent in Society, Business Ethics, Ethics and the State circa 1966-1967

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Economics 231: the Church in Crisis Situations undated

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ST231: Liberation Theology for the North America 1982

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R241: Systems of Religious Thought 1971

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ST250, Part 1 circa 1960-1964

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ST250, Part 2 circa 1960-1964

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ST250, Part 3 circa 1960-1964

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ST250, Part 4 circa 1960-1964

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ST250, Alan Paton, Part 5 circa 1960-1964

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ST250, Arthur Miller, Part 6 circa 1960-1964

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PR254, Contemporary British Theology, Part 1 1953-1954

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PR254, Contemporary British Theology, Part 2 1953-1954

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ST261: Theology of Presbyterianism circa 1955-1960

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ST261 - 262 Election circa 1961-1962

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ST286: Christian Theology and Hymnody circa 1962

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Hymnody - Holy Spirit undated

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R301: The Interpretation of Religious Texts, Hermeneutics 1974

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R301: Texts: Bultmann, Schleiermacher, Lonergam undated

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ST302: Revelation and Grace undated

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ST302: Biblical Material on Grace and Revelation undated

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ST345: Conservative Orthodoxy and Fundamentalism undated

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ST346: The Major Religious Traditions of America, Protestant denominations, Part 1 1960

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ST346: The Major Religious Traditions of America, Orthodoxy, Part 2 1960

box-folder 4 : 16

ST346: The Major Religious Traditions of America, Judaism, includes classes taken by RMB, Part 3 1960

box-folder 4 : 17

ST360: The Theology of Karl Barth, Part 1 circa 1962

box-folder 4 : 18

ST360: The Theology of Karl Barth, Part 2 circa 1962

box-folder 4 : 19

ST360: The Theology of Karl Barth, Part 3 circa 1962

box-folder 4 : 20

ST360: The Theology of Karl Barth (includes R241: systems of Religious Thought, 1971), Part 4 circa 1962

box-folder 4 : 21

ST360: The Theology of Karl Barth, Resources, Part 5 circa 1962

box-folder 4 : 22

ST360: Barth, Papers by Barth, Part 6 circa 1962

box-folder 4 : 23

ST393: Roman Catholic, Concluding Lecture 1962

box-folder 4 : 24

Th806.91: Toward a New Ethic of Work, with Sydney Thomson Brown, Boston College, Part 1 1984

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Th806.91: Toward a New Ethic of Work, Resources and Reading, Boston College, Part 2a 1984

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Th806.91: Toward a New Ethic of Work, Part 2b 1984

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Th806.91 Part 3 1984

box-folder 5 : 2

Th806.91 Part 4 1984

box-folder 5 : 3

STRS 2011: Prayer and Social Justice 1984

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ST 3120: The Christian Story: Theology as Narrative, Part 1 circa 1975

box-folder 5 : 5

ST 3120: The Christian Story: Theology as Narrative, Part 2 circa 1975

box-folder 5 : 6

Credo-What do I Believe? A 4-week study course circa 1990s

box-folder 5 : 7

The Christian Story: Theology as Narrative, GTU Cooperative Summer Session 1993 April

box-folder 5 : 8

Liberation Theology Workshop, includes Gutierrez, Feminist, Problems, Critique circa 1987 April-May

box-folder 5 : 9

Materials for Systemization undated

box-folder 5 : 10

Materials on Theological Method undated

box-folder 5 : 11

Theology and Social Concern, rough notes undated

box-folder 5 : 12

Christianity and Drama, Includes E. Martin Browne undated

box 5:13 - 8:34

Series 2. Writings 1937-1985

Physical Description: 304 folders
box 5:13 - 7:13

Subseries 2-A Articles, Chapters in Books, and Books 1940 - 1985

Physical Description: 121 folders

Scope and Content Note

The Sub-Series contains published and unpublished material authored by R.M. Brown. There is also a smaller amount of articles and interviews about Brown. Arrangement: All material is arranged chronologically.
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Articles 1950-1954

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Short Editorials 1951-1966

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Humorous Pieces 1952-1963

box-folder 5 : 16

On the Social Scene 1943, 1952-1964

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Worship, Church, etc. 1953-1961

box-folder 5 : 18

On Theology and Literature 1953-1962

box-folder 5 : 19

On Roman Catholicism 1953-1967

box-folder 5 : 20

Unfinished, To Work On, Or To Rework (Fiction and Non-fiction, typed or hand-written MSS) circa early 1950s

box-folder 5 : 21

"Professors You May Meet," by RMB, MSS and Published pamphlet (Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod) circa 1953-1955

box-folder 5 : 22

On Political Themes 1954-1968

box-folder 5 : 23

On Biblical and Theological Themes 1954-1967

box-folder 5 : 24

Book Reviews by RMB on other author's books, Part 1 1954-1966

box-folder 5 : 25

Book Reviews by RMB on other author's books, Part 2 1954-1966, 1996

box-folder 5 : 26

Articles 1955-1959

box-folder 5 : 27

Articles 1960-1967

box-folder 5 : 28

Interviews with and Articles about RMB, includes 1925 article, "Bob and His Mother," by Ruth McAfee Brown 1925, 1962-1990

box-folder 5 : 29

Reviews of RMB books 1960-1998

box-folder 5 : 30

On Vatican II 1962-1967

box-folder 5 : 31

RMB file folder headed "Meacham book," contains articles and talks of RMB on various issues. Most are duplicates of items in other files. 1964-1971

box-folder 6 : 1

MSS of "A Protestant Viewpoint," RMB column in Commonweal (5 mss) circa 1964-1965

box-folder 6 : 2

"The Presbyterians," by RMB in Ecumenical Series, Paulist Press 1966

box-folder 6 : 3

Book Reviews of "Vietnam: Crises of Conscience," by RMB, Abraham J. Herschel, Michael Novak 1967-1968

box-folder 6 : 4

On Anti-Vietnam War, Anti-Draft, and post-Vietnam (includes sermons and statements) 1967-1974

box-folder 6 : 5

Articles 1968

box-folder 6 : 6

Articles, Manuscripts 1968

box-folder 6 : 7

Possible Articles circa 1970-1994

box-folder 6 : 8

Articles 1969

box-folder 6 : 9

Interview of RMB on Civil Disobedience 1969 April 26

box-folder 6 : 10

Articles 1970-1971

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Articles 1972

box-folder 6 : 12

Articles 1973

box-folder 6 : 13

Articles 1974

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Articles, Part 1 1975

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Articles, Part 2 (includes prayers, sermons, essays, correspondence, letters to editors, etc.) 1975

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Articles 1976

box-folder 6 : 17

Articles 1977

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Articles 1978

box-folder 6 : 19

"Puebla: Decision Point for the Latin American Church" 1978

box-folder 6 : 20

"Reflections on Cuba - Elsewhere, " MSS (Chile, Argentina, Peru, Mexico) circa 1978

box-folder 6 : 21

From Medellin to Puebla: A Crucial Journey (Or Everything You Would Have Wanted to Know About Puebla If You Have Known What to Ask) unpublished MSS circa 1978

box-folder 6 : 22

Articles, Part 1 1979

box-folder 6 : 23

Articles, Part 2 1979

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Articles 1980

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Articles 1981

box-folder 6 : 26

"Religion and Violence: A Study Guide for Use with Book Religion and Violence" 1981

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Articles 1982-1985

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Articles 1983

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Articles 1984

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Articles 1985

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Articles 1986

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Articles 1986-1989

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Articles 1987

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Articles 1988

box-folder 6 : 35

MSS The Three Faces of Ecumenism 1988

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Articles 1990

box-folder 7 : 2

Articles 1990-1997

box-folder 7 : 3

Articles 1991

box-folder 7 : 4

Articles 1992

box-folder 7 : 5

Introduction to Liberation Theology by RMB, publishing agreement, correspondence, book reviews 1991-1992

box-folder 7 : 6

Introduction to "Called Out With" 1997

box-folder 7 : 7

"Reading the Bible (or any other Document) Without Cheating, " MSS circa 1997

box-folder 7 : 8

Blurbs by RMB for other authors' book publicity 1996-1997

box-folder 7 : 9

"A Dialogue on Liberation Theology, " RMB and Warner Woodworth, Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies 2007

box-folder 7 : 10

Unpublished MSS? undated

box-folder 7 : 11

Notes, handwritten undated

box-folder 7 : 12

Fiction - Series of short Stories about Jonathan the Bear undated

box-folder 7 : 13

Fiction - Short Story: "The Prayer of Father Valliant," RMB undated

box 7:14 - 8:34

Subseries 2-B Manuscripts 1937 - 1995

Physical Description: 183 folders

Scope and Content Note

The Sub-Series contains manuscript material for two published books. Box 7:14 - 7:32. Dark the Night, Wild the Sea is a novel written by R.M. Brown, published by Westminster John Knox Press, 1998. The files contain multiple complete and incomplete copies of the manuscript, most with handwritten edits and changes. Box 7:33 - 8:34. Reflections Over the Long Haul: A Memoir, Westminster Knox Press, 2005. The files contain a series of photocopies of chapters Brown wrote for books and hand edited copes of the manuscript. The chapters in books were collected and notated to assist Brown in working on the memoirs. He received assistance from friends, family, and colleagues to complete as much of the project as he could in his last illness. The book was completed by family and colleagues and published in 2005 after his death in 2001.
box-folder 7: 14

Fiction - "Dark the Night, wild the Sea," a novel, Part 1 1998-1999

box-folder 7: 15

Fiction - "Dark the Night, wild the Sea," a novel, Part 2 1974-1979, 1998-1999

box-folder 7: 16

"Dark the Night, Wild the Sea," Manuscript, Originally titled: The Pipes of Erinson. Title page, table of contents, dedication, "Before: Erinsay." circa 1995

box-folder 7: 17

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 1 - The Mainland, Jamie Stuart" undated

box-folder 7: 18

Dark the Night, MSS, Fragments, chapter 1 undated

box-folder 7: 19

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 2 - The Island Now, Duncan MacDuff, History and Geography" undated

box-folder 7: 20

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 2 - History and Geography to chapter 3, Duncan" undated

box-folder 7: 21

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 3 - The Island Now, Duncan MacDuff" undated

box-folder 7: 22

Dark the Night, MSS, Fragments, "Chapter 3 - Duncan MacDuff" undated

box-folder 7: 23

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 3 - The Island Then, Morag McPherson" undated

box-folder 7: 24

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 3 - The Island Then, Morag McPherson" undated

box-folder 7: 25

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 4 - The Island Now, Hamish and Jennie" undated

box-folder 7: 26

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 5- The Island Now, Hamish and Jennie" undated

box-folder 7: 27

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 5- The Mainland, Jamie Stuart" undated

box-folder 7: 28

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 6- The Mainland, Jamie Stuart" undated

box-folder 7: 29

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 6- The Island Now, Moragh McCallum" undated

box-folder 7: 30

Dark the Night, MSS, "Chapter 7- The Island Now, Moragh McCallum" undated

box-folder 7: 31

Dark the Night, MSS, "After: Erinsay" undated

box-folder 7: 32

Dark the Night, MSS, pages 71 - 206, photocopy with corrections undated

box-folder 7: 32a

Dark the Night - MSS, Photocopy of handwritten "Oronsay", 10 pages undated

box-folder 7: 33

Reflections Over the Long Haul, Memoirs, Correspondence 2000-2001

box-folder 7: 34

Reflections - Notes and background material, Part 1 undated

box-folder 7: 35

Reflections - Notes and background material, Part 2 undated

box-folder 7: 36

Notes for Reflections undated

box-folder 7: 37

Reflections - handwritten notes by RMB circa 1998

box-folder 7: 38

Reflections - MSS material from Sydney, some as emails circa 2004

box-folder 7: 39

Chapter in Book: "1984: Orwell and Barmen" in Peacemaking Struggle, R.H. Stone and D.W. Willbanks, eds. (This is RMB GTU Distinguished Faculty Lecture given March 1984) 1985

box-folder 7: 40

Chapter in Book: Where We Are Now: American Catholicism in the 1980s, American Catholicism Now, A Protestant View 1985

box-folder 7: 41

Chapter in Book: "Gregory Brown: Personal Encounters," in Faith that Transforms, M.J. Leddy and M.A. Hinsdale, editors. 1987

box-folder 7: 42

Chapter in Book: "The Berrigans: Signs or Models?" in The Berrigans, editor Casey 1971

box-folder 7: 43

"Robert McAfee Brown" in Theologians at Work by Patrick Granfield. Interview of RMB. 1967

box-folder 7: 44

Chapter in Book: "Classical Protestantism" in Patterns of Faith in America, F. Ernest Johnson, ed. Symposium, lectures given at Jewish Theological Seminary of America Institute for Religious and Social Studies 1957

box-folder 7: 45

Chapter in Book, "The Coming of Messiah: From Divergence to Convergence?" in Human Responses to the Holocaust, M. Ryan, editor 1981

box-folder 7: 46

Chapter in Book: "An Ecumenical Pioneer [Gustave Weigel, S.J.]" in One of a Kind: Essays in Tribute to Gustave Weigel 1967

box-folder 7: 47

Chapter in Book: Pages from The Ecumenical Revolution: An Interpretation Catholic-Protestant Dialogue, by RMB 1967, 1969

box-folder 7: 48

Chapter in Book: "Foreward" in From conquest to Struggle: Jesus of Nazareth in Latin America by David Batstone 1991

box-folder 7: 49

Chapter in Book: "Foreword" in Long Night's Journey into Day: Life and Faith After the Holocaust. A Roy Eckardt and Alice L. Eckardt, editors 1982

box-folder 7: 50

Chapter in Book: "Getting Our Bearings (What is the Bible?)" in The Bible Speaks to You, by RMB 1955, 1985

box-folder 7: 51

Chapter in Book, Pages from Gustavo Gutierrez: An Introduction to Liberation Theology by RMB 1980, 1990

box-folder 7: 52

Chapter in book: "Good News from Karl Barth," in How Karl Barth Changed My Mind 1986

box-folder 7: 53

Chapter in Book: "Introductory Essay" in How to Serve God in a Marxist Land, K. Barth and J. Hasmel 1959

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Chapter in Book: "Memory Redeemed?" in Memory Offended, Rittner and Roth, editors 1991

box-folder 7: 55

Chapter in Book: "Military Chaplaincy as Ministry" in Military Chaplains: From a Religious Military to a Military Religion (Clergy and laity Concerned/) 1971 or 1973

box-folder 7: 56

Chapter in Book: "The Moral Outrage of Vietnam" in Vietnam: Crisis of Conscience, editors, M. Novak, A.J. Heschel, and RMB 1967

box-folder 7: 57

Chapter in Book: "The Need for a Moral Minority" in Speak Out Against the New Right, H. Vetter, editor 1982

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Chapter in Book: "No Faith in an Island: Or, John Donne Revisited (Epilogue) in Is Faith Obsolete? by RMB 1974

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Chapter in Book: "Order and Ministry in the Reformed Tradition" in Reconsiderations : Roman Catholic/Presbyterian and Reformed Theological Conversations 1967

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Chapter in Book: 1. "Paid Informers, Deception and Lies: Another Test Case in Saying Yes and Saying No" in Saying Yes and Saying No: On Rendering to God and Caesar by RMB; 2 "Poland: Caring in the Midst of Betrayal" 1986

box-folder 7: 61

Chapter in Book: "Paul's Contributions to Ecumenism" in Paul VI: Critical Appraisals, J. Andrews, editor 1970

box-folder 8: 1

Chapter in Book: "Perspective for Readers: Commentary by Religious Leaders on the Erosion of Moral Restraint in Vietnam," in In the Name of America: The Conduct of War by the Armed Forces of the United States. Clergy and Laity Concerned. 1968

box-folder 8: 2

Chapter in Book: Preface, pages xii-xiv for Frontiers for the Church Today by RMB 1973

box-folder 8: 3

Chapter in Book: "Preface" in Ministers of God, Ministers of the People, T. Gabestero 1982

box-folder 8: 4

Chapter in Book: "The Preferential Option for the Poor and the Renewal of Faith" in Churches in Struggle 1986

box-folder 8: 5

Chapter in Book: "Preliminaries that are Really Conclusions [Six ground rules for Dialogue] in An American Dialogue: A Protestant Looks at Catholicism and a Catholic Looks at Protestantism. By RMB and Gustave Weigel 1960

box-folder 8: 6

Chapter in Book: "Rethinking Our Histories" in New Visions for the Americas: Religious Engagement and Social Transformation, D. Batstone, editor. 1993

box-folder 8: 7

Chapter in Book: 1. "Special Introduction to the English Edition" in Evangelization and Politics. Latin America and Caribbean Christian Peace Conference, 1979, Mantanzas, Cuba. Published Papers. 2. "A North American View," editors, S. Arce Martinez and O. Marichal Rodriguez. 1982

box-folder 8: 8

Chapter in Book: Pages from The Spirit of Protestantism by RMB 1961

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Chapter in Book: Pages from Spirituality and Liberation: Overcoming the Great Fallacy by RMB 1988

box-folder 8: 10

Chapter in Book: "Theological Implications of the Arms Race" in Peace in Search of Makers. Riverside Church Reverse the Arms Race Convocation. 1978

box-folder 8: 11

Chapter in Book: "Foreword" pages 84-85, 136-138, from Theology in a New Key: Responding to Liberation Themes, by RMB 1978

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Chapter in Book: 1. "Mary's Song: Whom Do We Hear?" 2. "Jesus' Story: From Head Trips to Foot Trips" in Unexpected News: Reading the bible with Third World Eyes by RMB. "Introduction," pages 15-16. 1984

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Chapter in Book: "The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism" in First Steps in Christian Renewal 1967

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Chapter in Book: Vietnam: Crisis of Conscience" in New Theology, editors Marty and Peerman (with note from RMB) 1969

box-folder 8: 15

Chapter in Book: "What Can North Americans Learn from Minjung Theology?" in an Emerging Theology in World Perspective, Lee, editor. (with RMB note) 1988

box-folder 8: 16

Chapter in Book: "What Kind of Messiah?" in Social Themes of the Christian Year, D.T. Hessel, editor 1983

box-folder 8: 17

Chapter in Book: Introduction and pages from Elie Weisel: Messenger to All Humanity, by RMB 1983

box-folder 8: 18

Reflections - Notes, Theological Reflections undated

box-folder 8: 19

Reflections - Articles on Liberation and Religious Liberty undated

box-folder 8: 20

Reflections Over the Long, "Childhood" and "Growing Up", Manuscript circa 2000

box-folder 8: 21

Reflections, MSS "Amherst" (college) circa 2000

box-folder 8: 22

Reflections, MSS, "Union" (Union Theological Seminary), "Care and Wooing of Sydney" and "Higgins" (Parish in North Carolina) circa 2000

box-folder 8: 23

Reflections, MSS "NTSC and YBF46" (Naval Training School for Chaplains) and (USS North - YBF46 was its number) and Bollinger (Navy ship) circa 2000

box-folder 8: 24

Reflections, MSS "Amherst, 1946-1948" circa 2000

box-folder 8: 25

Reflections, MSS "UTS: 1953-1962, between Macalester and Stanford" (Union Theological Seminary) and "Sabbatical in Scotland" circa 2000

box-folder 8: 26

Reflections, MSS "Stanford" (University) circa 2000

box-folder 8: 27

Reflections, MSS "World Travels" circa 2000

box-folder 8: 28

Reflections Over the Long Haul, Manuscript, "Avocations" circa 2000

box-folder 8: 29

Reflections Over the Long Haul, correspondence circa 2002-2004

box-folder 8: 30

MSS, Reflections Over the Long Haul, Prologue - chapter 2, corrected copy circa 2002-2004

box-folder 8: 31

MSS, Reflections Over the Long Haul, chapter 3 - chapter 5 circa 2002-2004

box-folder 8: 32

MSS, Reflections Over the Long Haul, chapter 6 - chapter 8 circa 2002-2004

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MSS, Reflections Over the Long Haul, chapter 9 - chapter 10 circa 2002-2004

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MSS, Reflections Over the Long Haul, chapter 11 - epilogue circa 2002-2004

box 8:35 - 11:37

Series 3. Lectures, Addresses, Sermons, and Presentations 1943-1997

Physical Description: 119 folders

Scope and Content Note

The Series contains typed manuscripts or handwritten notes for talks. Most have titles and are noted with the place the presentation was given. Most are dated. Arrangement: chronological.
box-folder 8 : 35

Sermons 1943-1945

box-folder 8 : 36

USS Bollinger circa 1946

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Story Sermons (children's talks) 1947

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Sermons, First Congregational Church, Part 1 1947-1948

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Sermons, First Congregational Church, Part 2 1947-1948

box-folder 8 : 40

The Cross and the 20th Century, Westminster Heights circa 1950-1952

box-folder 8 : 41

James Chapel, Part 1 circa 1950-1962

box-folder 8 : 42

James Chapel, Part 2 circa 1950-1962

box-folder 8 : 43

On the Early Church, Westminster Fellowship (5 talks) 1951

box-folder 8 : 44

Talks 1951-1952

box-folder 8 : 45

What is the Greatest Threat to American Liberty? [re McCarthyism] circa 1952-1953

box-folder 8 : 46

Talks, Part 1 1953

box-folder 8 : 47

Talks, Part 2 1953

box-folder 9 : 1

University Sermons and Talks (schools all over the country), Part 1 circa 1953-1968

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University Sermons and Talks (schools all over the country), Part 2 circa 1953-1968

box-folder 9 : 3

Talks circa 1955

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Talks circa 1955

box-folder 9 : 5

Unpublished Talks, Sermons, Part 1 1956-1966

box-folder 9 : 6

Unpublished Talks, Sermons, Part 2 1956-1966

box-folder 9 : 7

Union Theological Seminary Retreats circa 1958-1960

box-folder 9 : 8

Talks 1959-1961

box-folder 9 : 9

Religion in Life, Hanover (4 talks) circa 195?

box-folder 9 : 10

Ordination Sermons and Charges circa 1960-1961

box-folder 9 : 11

Boston College, Scripture and Tradition (3 talks) (Roman Catholic and Protestant) 1963

box-folder 9 : 12

Sermons for Book 1964-1971

box-folder 9 : 13

Sermons (3) 1964-1966

box-folder 9 : 14

Church and Race circa 1960s

box-folder 9 : 15

Lecture and Rally on Racism 1968

box-folder 9 : 16

Notes on the Future of Protestant Theology: An Interim Statement, Stanford - Santa Clara Ecumenical Collegium 1968 May 17

box-folder 9 : 17

Talks 1968

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Is There a Christian Theology of Missions Now? PCTS 1969 April 26

box-folder 9 : 19

Protest and Anti-War 1969-1970

box-folder 9 : 20

Stanford circa 1970-1972

box-folder 9 : 21

Talks circa 1970-1975

box-folder 9 : 22

Talks Given in South Africa, and resources, news clippings, WCC 1972

box-folder 9 : 22a

"Turning the Church Inside Out, " talk by RMB in South Africa 1972

box-folder 9 : 23

An Inauguration of Conscience, Nixon's Second Inauguration, Temple Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA 1973 January 20

box-folder 9 : 24

Dialogue Sermon on the Mass of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Memorial Church, St. Olaf College 1973 March 4

box-folder 9 : 25

My Story and "The Story," AAR, Washington, D.C. 1974 October

box-folder 9 : 26

Israel's Survival: The Christian Stake 1975 February 5

box-folder 9 : 27

World Council of Churches, South Africa, "Who Is This Christ Who Frees and Unites?" (English and German) 1975 November-December

box-folder 9 : 28

"Who Is This Christ Who Frees and Unites?" Keynote address, 5th Assembly, world Council of Churches, Nairobi, Kenya 1975 November 25

box-folder 9 : 29

Power 1975, 1987-1988

box-folder 9 : 30

The Bicentennial in Theological Perspective, Pacific Coast Theological Society 1976 March

box-folder 9 : 31

3 Talks: Post-Pluralism; Present Pride; Future-Power theme - 200 Years: Re-Setting America's Course circa 1976

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The Need for Passion, Baccalaureate Sermon, Claremont Colleges 1976 June 6

box-folder 10 : 2

The Need for Passion, Baccalaureate, Memorial Church, Stanford University 1976 June 12

box-folder 10 : 3

Church and Social Issues circa 1976

box-folder 10 : 4

Theology in a New Key: Revolving a Diminished Seventh Inaugural Lecture, Union Theological Seminary 1977 April 20

box-folder 10 : 5

"Theological and Biblical Foundations: Christian Responsibility in Human Rights," Human Rights Day, Interchurch Center 1977 December 9

box-folder 10 : 6

Biblical Perspectives, Women's Society 30th Annual forum on the church and World Affairs, Riverside Church, NY 1978 October 2

box-folder 10 : 7

Beauty and the Humiliated, 50th Anniversary, Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music 1978 November 3

box-folder 10 : 8

Talks 1970s

box-folder 10 : 9

Seeing Our World Through the Eyes of Others 1979

box-folder 10 : 10

Peace 1980-1982

box-folder 10 : 11

Global Violence and Steps Toward Peace, Includes RMB "Next Steps Toward Peace," Northern California Presbyterians for Peace and Justice 1981 March 21

box-folder 10 : 12

Faith and Learning in a World of Crisis, Santa Cruz 1981 April 5

box-folder 10 : 13

The Christian Right circa 1982

box-folder 10 : 14

Talks 1983

box-folder 10 : 15

Theology and Music 1983-1987

box-folder 10 : 16

Talks 1984

box-folder 10 : 17

Conference on Faith in Humankind, State Department, Washington, D.C. 1984 September 18

box-folder 10 : 18

The Presbytery, 1. "Vita and Statement" (12/1/1984) , 2. re: Ordination of homosexuals (2/1/1996), 3. re: Nicaragua trade embargo (5/18/1985) 1984, 1985, 1996

box-folder 10 : 19

Talks 1985

box-folder 10 : 20

Saying Yes and Saying No, Boonstra Ordination, Seattle, Washington 1985 April 14

box-folder 10 : 21

Sermon at the Federal Building demonstration, San Francisco, and press conference statement 1985 June 12

box-folder 10 : 22

Montgomery Lecture, "Religion and the Role of Dissent: On Rendering to God and Caesar 1985

box-folder 10 : 23

RMB and Sydney Brown, "Can We Afford the Risks of Peace?" a dialogue circa 1985

box-folder 10 : 24

Talks 1986

box-folder 10 : 25

The Case for Sanctuary, SF, Commonwealth Club (includes other talks) 1986 June 20

box-folder 10 : 26

On Sanctuary 1986

box-folder 10 : 27

Talks 1987

box-folder 10 : 28

Toward a New Theology of Work 1987-1988

box-folder 10 : 29

Talks 1988

box-folder 10 : 30

Liberation Theology and the Bible, talks at a workshop or retreat circa 1988

box-folder 10 : 31

Spirituality and Politics, Pastoral Counseling Center, 2nd Congregational Church, Greenfield 1980 October 3

box-folder 10 : 32

Dissent, Cabrillo College 1980 October 26

box-folder 10 : 33

Every Age is an Age of Transition, Louisville, Disciples Peace 1980 October 19

box-folder 10 : 34

Christian Ethics in a Complex Society, 1st Congregational Church, Palo Alto, California 1980 November 8

box-folder 10 : 35

The Church and Social Justice, Old St. Mary's Church, San Francisco 1980s

box-folder 10 : 36

Violence and Repentance, Pacific School of Religion Chapel circa 1980s

box-folder 10 : 37

Liberation Theology and Gustavo Gutierrez circa 1990-1992

box-folder 10 : 38

Talks 1990

box-folder 10 : 39

Sermons, Palo Alto 1st Presbyterian, Part 1 1990-1993

box-folder 11 : 1

Sermons, Palo Alto 1st Presbyterian, Part 2 1990-1993

box-folder 11 : 2

Sermons, Palo Alto 1st Presbyterian, Part 3 1990-1993

box-folder 11 : 3

Talks 1991

box-folder 11 : 4

Chautauqua, Voices of Central America, includes articles by RMB and Gustavo Gutiérrez (in Spanish and English) 1991 August

box-folder 11 : 5

Talks 1992

box-folder 11 : 6

"Dear MacKenzie: A Letter from the Depths" (submitted for the 1998 Alfred P. Klausler Award 1993 March 28

box-folder 11 : 7

Nine Ground Rules for Ecumenical Exchange: Dedication of the Multicultural Center, Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union 1993 May 8

box-folder 11 : 8

Festschrift Party Thanks re: "The Future of Prophetic Christianity: Essays in Honor of Robert McAfee Brown," edited by Denise Lardner Carmody and John Tully Carmody circa 1994

box-folder 11 : 9

Archbishop Romero: A First-Hand Account, Latin American and North American Church Concerns, University of Notre Dame 1994

box-folder 11 : 10

Fear Not with Fear and Trembling: Conversation of RMB and Margie Brown reflecting on the Advent narratives 1994

box-folder 11 : 11

Santa Clara Ecumenical Colloquium, includes past talks, 1989-1992 1995, 1997

box-folder 11 : 12

A Second Look at Graduation Platitudes, Lafayette College 1995 May 21

box-folder 11 : 13

Funeral Homily for John Carmody 1995

box-folder 11 : 14

"Noah" (3 sessions, church retreat) circa 1996

box-folder 11 : 15

"The Mysteries of Good and Evil," 5 lectures, Chautauqua, New York 1996-1997

box-folder 11 : 16

The Bottom Line is Love. 1st Presbyterian, Palo alto 1997 April 27

box-folder 11 : 17

Strawberry Workers Vigil, Watsonville, California 1997 May

box-folder 11 : 18

"New Light on Issues of Violence: Structural Violence" 1997 May 14

box-folder 11 : 19

Advent - A Sermon (missing page 1) undated

box-folder 11 : 20

handwritten, varying topics, varying locations, outlines used for presentations undated

box-folder 11 : 21

Synod Talks, Contemporary Theology (while at UTS), RMB undated

box-folder 11 : 22

Crime and Punishment, 4 lectures undated

box-folder 11 : 23

Speech on Dr. Spock, San Jose undated

box-folder 11 : 24

Wilson Chapel, Doubt and Faith undated

box-folder 11 : 25

If You Want Peace, work for Justice undated

box-folder 11 : 26

The Need for Passion in Education, Baccalaureate, Kalamazoo undated

box-folder 11 : 27

"Perplexed But Not Unto Despair," Western Civilization lecture (Stanford) undated

box-folder 11 : 28

Auburn Synod Lectures, 2 lectures, Predestination: 1. Problem for Presbyterians, 2. Contemporary Restatement undated

box-folder 11 : 29

First Presbyterian Palo Alto Adult Studies Workshop Series on Spirituality and Liberation undated

box-folder 11 : 30

Weddings, Marriage Homilies undated

box-folder 11 : 31

"The Worlds We Live In," 10 sessions, radio show undated

box-folder 11 : 32

On Abraham Heschel, handwritten notes undated

box-folder 11 : 33

"The David Story and the Nathan Story" circa 199?

box-folder 11 : 34

Are We To Be "Co-Creators" with God? undated

box-folder 11 : 35

Liberation Theology for Sophomore (missing page 1) undated

box-folder 11 : 36

Unity: Challenge, Commitment, Celebration undated

box-folder 11 : 37

Dear Mackenzie: A Letter From the Depths undated

 

Series 4. Subject Files 1943-1999

Physical Description: 119 folders
box Box 11:38 - 15:11

Subseries 4-A General Subjects 1937 - 1995

Physical Description: 183 folders

Scope and Content Note

The Sub-Series contains general collected resources published and unpublished, notes, and background materials on subjects of interest to R.M. Brown. Arrangement: Alphabetical.
box-folder 11: 38

Elliott Abrams, Speech before the Christian Rescue Effort for the Emancipation of Dissidents 1984 October

box-folder 11: 39

Joan Abrams: RMB support for the candidacy for ordination 1975

box-folder 11: 40

Doug Adams and Judith Rock, "Biblical Criteria in Modern Dance: Modern Dance as a Prophetic Form" 1979

box-folder 11: 41

Amancer: periodical, 2 issues: Christian Reflection in the New Nicaragua (1-2/1989), Magazine of the Antonio Valdiveso Ecumenical Center (8-9/1989) 1989

box-folder 11: 42

Ricardo Antoniach: Seven Lectures on Liberation Theology, Jesuit Project for Third World Awareness, Chicago 1975

box-folder 11: 43

"Archetypes, Eagles, and Indians," diagram of collective unconscious as Jung identifiers (nations, tribes, groups, individuals), author unknown 1987 December

box-folder 11: 44

Jim and Harriet Baldwin, "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," A Christmas Carol book sent as a Christmas gift 1987 December

box-folder 11: 45

"Introduction to Theology: Questions to and Discussion with Karl Barth," University of Chicago. Participants: Jerald C. Braver, Jaroslav Pelikan, Edward Cornell, Hans Frier, Jakob Petuschowski, Bernard Cooke, Schubert Ogden, William Stringfellow 1962 April 25-26

box-folder 11: 46

Karl Barth and Emil Brunner, Basel 1960 Summer

box-folder 11: 47

Beethoven "Trio No. 7 in B Major for Piano, violin and Cello. Music parts for the instruments. Sent to RMB by Janet Walton 2000 July

box-folder 11: 48

Thirtieth Anniversary Speeches in honor of John C. Bennett, in Christianity and Crisis (includes 50th Anniversary and Bennett Fund Campaign) 1991

box-folder 11: 49

The Bible and Liberation: Political and Social Hermeneutics, A Radical Religion Reader, Norman Gottwald and Ann Wire, editors 1976

box-folder 11: 50

Ana Maria Bidegain, "Women and Liberation theology" circa 1987 April-May

box-folder 11: 51

Leonardo Boff, OFM, Resources and notes (liberation theology) [see also legal size file folder] circa 1985

box-folder 11: 51a

Frei Leonardo Boff, OFM (Liberation Theology) circa 1984

box-folder 11: 52

Dietrich Bonhoffer: 1. Sermon on a Psalm of Vengeance; 2. "God in Irreligious World" in the Ecumenical Review (note form RMB "first English appearance of materials from DB); 3. I Loved the People, published collection of 6 writings, John Knox Press. 1937, 1952, 1965

box-folder 11: 53

Articles on Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1961, 1976, 1986-1987

box-folder 11: 54

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Eberhard Bethage 1. "The Editing and Publishing of the Bonhoeffer Papers"; "How the Prison Letters Survived" Installment One (includes letter Bethage to RMB and RMB for the Bethage Festschrift 1959, 1986

box-folder 11: 55

Heroes of Conscience Memorial Benefit Concert for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Union Theological Seminary 1992 April 5

box-folder 11: 56

Bonhoeffer - International Bonhoeffer Society Newsletter, Issues 31.33, 57, 73, 74. Includes Bonhoeffer Bibliography 1986, 1994, 2000

box-folder 11: 57

Brief of 36 Religious Organizations, Leaders and Scholars to US Supreme Court (terminally ill person's right to seek physicians assistance hastening death) 1996

box-folder 11: 58

Articles about Frederick Buechner, novelist as theologian 1982-1992

box-folder 11: 59

Dom Helder Camara (Brazil) resources. 1 letter Camara to RMB (1/22/74) 1973-1977

box-folder 11: 60

John Cormody, "A theology of Illness" Warren Lecture Series in Catholic Studies No. 26, University of Tulsa 1993 September 12

box-folder 11: 61

"Centesimus Annus" Encyclical of John Paul II, on 10th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum 1991

box-folder 11: 62

Central America, resources, case studies. Includes lectures at Pacific School of Religion. 1980-1984, 1991-1994

box-folder 11: 63

Mark J. Chmiel, GTU Dissertation, "If the World Remains Silent: A Political Reading of Elie Weisel as a Public Intellectual in the United States," Includes handwritten comments from RMB. Part 1 1997

box-folder 11: 64

Mark J. Chmiel, GTU Dissertation, "If the World Remains Silent: A Political Reading of Elie Weisel as a Public Intellectual in the United States," Part 2 1997

box-folder 12: 1

"Christian Social Teaching and the US Economy, " US Bishops Conference Pastoral Letter. 1984-1985

box-folder 12: 2

Christians for Socialism - Chile circa 1972-1974

box-folder 12: 3

Robert L. Cohn, "(En)graving the Holocaust: Jewish and Polish Memories in Conflict," Thomas and Lura Jones Lecture 1994 April 12

box-folder 12: 4

John A. Coleman, "Robert Bellah as Theologian" circa 1988-1989

box-folder 12: 5

Hymn by Bob Hurd and Pia Moriarty, "Companeros de Cristo/Companions of Christ" for Bob and Sydney Brown 1993

box-folder 12: 6

"La Evangelizacion en el Presente y en el Futuro de America Latina," "Documento de Trabajo," 3rd General Conference of Latin American Bishops, Mexico (Spanish) 1978 October 12-28

box-folder 12: 7

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, "Instruction on Christian Freedom and Liberation" Vatican City (includes news articles) 1986

box-folder 12: 8

Conscientious Objection 1966-1968

box-folder 12: 9

Stephen Crites, "The Modernist Myth Exposed," Society for Values in Higher Education lecture 1988 august 9

box-folder 12: 10

John P. Crossley, Jr., "Theological Ethics and the Naturalistic Fallacy" circa 1969

box-folder 12: 11

Periodical - Cuba Review, 3 issues, Vol. 5 no. 3, vol. 6 no. 2 and 3 1976

box-folder 12: 12

Report to the Danforth Foundation on Grants for Campus Ministry 1973 November

box-folder 12: 13

John Dear, "Christianity and Vegetarianism: Pursuing the Nonviolence of Jesus," Christian Vegetarian Association circa 2000

box-folder 12: 14

Jennifer DeBusk, Illness and Recovery, "A Celebration of Health, Hope, and Friendship." Includes talk by RMB, Stanford University 1977

box-folder 12: 15

Bartolome de las Casas, Resources, Including G. Gutierrez, "Bartoleme de las Casas: Freedom and Liberation" 1971, 1991, 1992

box-folder 12: 16

Draft Board Protest, San Mateo, CA 1971

box-folder 12: 17

Tom F. Driver, "Life in Performance: Reflections on ritual, Religion, and Social Valve" 1993

box-folder 12: 18

Shusaku Endo - Resources (Japanese Catholic Novelist) 1980-1989

box-folder 12: 19

Fantasy, Fairy Tales Impact, includes materials on Ursula LeGuin circa 1986

box-folder 12: 20

"Paulo Freire": Talks, articles, edited by LADOC Keyhole Series (Latin Americans Look Into Their Social and Religious Problems) and an interview with Freire circa 1978

box-folder 12: 21

Linda Woods Glenn, "The Theologian as Social Activist: A Study of the Public Career of Robert McAfee Brown," Ph.D. dissertation Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver. Part 1 1988

box-folder 12: 22

Linda Woods Glenn, "The Theologian as Social Activist: A Study of the Public Career of Robert McAfee Brown," Ph.D. dissertation Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver. Part 2 1988

box-folder 12: 23

Francine du Plessix Gray, "To March or Not to March: 60s Liberalism Challenged by a New Piety" in the New York Times Magazine 1976 June 27

box-folder 12: 24

Betty Greek, "Is Religious Publishing Missing the Mark?" Paper and letter to RMB in response to book Persuade Us To Rejoice, particularly Concerning W.H. Auden 1993

box-folder 12: 25

Ronald M. Green, "Deciphering [Soren Kirkegaard's] Fear and Trembling's Secret Message" undated

box-folder 12: 26

Gulf Crisis / War 1990-1991

box-folder 12: 27

Gulf War, includes El Salvador and Sanctuary issues 1990-1991

box-folder 12: 28

Gulf War: The Aftermath - Issues unanswered 1990-1991

box-folder 12: 29

Gustavo Gutierrez resource materials, includes 2 letters from CG 1970-1981

box-folder 12: 30

"Anataciones a 'Teologia de la Liberacion de Gustavo Gutierrez,'" Gutierrez response to RMB, "Gustavo Gutierrez: An Introduction to Liberation Theology" (Spanish) 1990

box-folder 12: 31

Gustavo Gutierrez, "Entre las Calandrias: Un ensayo sobre Jose Maria Arguedas 1990 November

box-folder 12: 32

Gustavo Gutierrez, "Lineas Pastorales de las Iglesia en America Latina," 2nd edition 1976

box-folder 12: 33

Gustavo Gutierrez, "Teologia desde el reverso de las historia" 1977 February

box-folder 12: 34

Gustavo Gutierrez, "Praxis de Liberacion y Fe Cristiana," notes on a course given at Mexican American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas. (Praxis of Liberation and Christian Faith) 1974 June

box-folder 12: 35

Ron Hanson, "Faith and Fiction," Santa Clara University lectures 1996 October 27

box-folder 12: 36

Abraham J. Heschel, resources 1973-1983

box-folder 12: 37

Abraham Joshua Heschel, resources. Series of papers on Heschel's theology by Morton C. Fierman 1974-1981

box-folder 12: 38

John Hershey, "Hiroshima," The New Yorker 1946 August 31

box-folder 12: 39

Joe Holland, "The American Journey: A Theology of the Americas Working Paper" 1976

box-folder 12: 40

George Hunsinger, 1. "Conversational Theology: The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Barth." 2. "Karl Barth and Liberation Theology," (12/20/1981) circa 1996

box-folder 13: 1

Iona Community Brochures 1946, 1971, 1983, 1985

box-folder 13: 2

Iona Community 1. "The Iona Community Worship Book". 2. "A Touching Place" songbook 1988, 1986

box-folder 13: 3

Diego Irarrazaval "The Rights of Oppressed People and their Religiosity." Includes interview with Diego in English. 1974, 1980

box-folder 13: 4

"La Irrupcion de Los Pobres en la Iglesia," Documento del Congresso Interracional Ecumenico de Telogia" Brazil 1980 February 20 - March 2

box-folder 13: 5

Judaism (from various courses and schools) 1978-1979-1982-1983

box-folder 13: 6

"El Salvador at the Crossroads: Negotiations or 'Total' War? An Interview with Salvador Samayoa" by Terry Karl 1989

box-folder 13: 7

"The Kairos Document: Challenge to the Church," 2nd edition. A Theological Comment on the Political Crisis in South Africa 1986

box-folder 13: 8

Gordon D. Kaufman, "The Christian Categorical Scheme" undated

box-folder 13: 9

"Martin Luther King Jr.: Beyond Vietnam, a Prophecy for the '80's," RMB, Vincent Harding, Anne Braden, C.T. Vivian. Clergy and Laity Concerned 1982

box-folder 13: 10

"Martin Luther King Jr.: Beyond Vietnam and Casualties of the War in Vietnam," Foreward by RMB, 2 speeches published by Clergy and Laity Concerned 1986

box-folder 13: 11

Soren Kierkegaard - postcards, Copenhagen. undated

box-folder 13: 12

Hans Kung, 1. Correspondence to RMB. 2. RMB introduction for Kung speaking at Raymond Fred West Lectures, Stanford 1964-1967

box-folder 13: 13

Hans Kung - Breaking Silence 1985

box-folder 13: 14

Par Lagerkvist (lecture notes?) undated

box-folder 13: 15

The Lamp: The Centenary of Father Paul of Graymoor, A special Issue on Christian Unity 1963 January

box-folder 13: 16

Bolden C. Lane, "Chutzpa k'lapei Shamaya: A Christian Response to the Jewish Tradition of Arguing with God" circa 1985

box-folder 13: 17

Laphroaig Single Islay malt Scotch Whiskey, "Friend of Laphroaig" leaseholder of unregistered plot 1997

box-folder 13: 18

Latin American Pastoral Issues periodical issue on "Base Communities: Their Significance in Conflictive Societies," San Jose, Costa Rica 1987 June

box-folder 13: 19

Peggy Law, "the Politics of Power and Empowerment," with blurb from RMB and STB 1995

box-folder 13: 20

Karen Lebacqz, "Bioethics: Some Challenges from a Liberation Perspective" 1979 July

box-folder 13: 21

Denise Levertov, "El Salvador: Requiem and Invocation" (poetry) 1984

box-folder 13: 22

"Liberate the Land: A Statement by the Bishops of Brazil" circa 1984

box-folder 13: 23

Liberation Theology - Women, background material 1972-1975

box-folder 13: 24

Liberation theology: World Gathering, Maryknoll, New York circa 1987-1988

box-folder 13: 25

Background articles, materials on Liberation Theology 1980-1983

box-folder 13: 26

David Lockheed, "The Liberation of the Bible: in discussion with students of the Student Christian Movement of Canada 1977

box-folder 13: 27

William F. May, "On slaying the Dragon: The American Nature Myth" undated

box-folder 13: 28

Betty McAfee, "Remembering My Big Brother Bob" circa 2002

box-folder 13: 29

Campaigning for Eugene McCarthy for Congress 1952

box-folder 13: 30

Charles S. McCoy, "Religious Commitment," Bay Area Committee, Danforth Study of Campus Ministries 1964

box-folder 13: 31

Arthur F. McGovern, S.J., "Liberation theology: Its Reception in the United States" circa 1995

box-folder 13: 32

"A Meeting of Poets and Theologians to Discuss Parable, Myth, and Language, Washington Cathedral, Washington, DC 1967 October

box-folder 13: 33

Thomas Merton, newspaper clipping on his death and life's work 1968

box-folder 13: 34

Maimonides: A Systems Seminar 1971

box-folder 13: 35

Middle East - background articles and resources(re: peace between Israel and Palestine) 1988

box-folder 13: 36

Jurgen Moltman, background resources circa 1973

box-folder 13: 37

Moral Majority / Christian Right, resources 1979-1980

box-folder 13: 38

Horacio R. Morales Papers, "The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM): A Case in Reviving and Transforming a Non-government Development Organization" Part 1 1990

box-folder 13: 39

Horacio R. Morales Papers, Part 2 1990

box-folder 13: 40

Horacio Morales Papers, "The Morales Plan: Development can, and Should Be Pro-People" Part 3 1990

box-folder 13: 41

Horacio R. Morales Papers, 3 papers, 1. "Development and Trends: A Preliminary Sketch." 2. "Strategies and Mechanisms for Empowerment in the Rural Sector." 3. "the People's Bank: An alternative Financial System for the Poor." undated

box-folder 13: 42

"Neo-Conservative Monitor," Data Center, Oakland, CA (vol 4: nos. 7, 8, 9) 1985 November-December - 1986 January

box-folder 13: 43

Richard John Neuhaus, "Christianity and Democracy," A Statement of the Institute of Religion and Democracy undated

box-folder 13: 44

Nicaragua, Guatemala - handwritten notebook, on trip to Central America 1986

box-folder 13: 45

Nicaragua, background articles, includes 1st Draft National Constitution, Republic of Nicaragua 1986-1987

box-folder 13: 46

Nicaragua, resources, includes RMB presentations, prayers, published and mss articles and talks, Part 1 1985-1986, 1989, 1993

box-folder 13: 47

Nicaragua, resources, includes RMB presentations, prayers, published and mss articles and talks, Part 2 1985-1986, 1989, 1993

box-folder 13: 48

Nicaragua (US relations to Latin America), resources and articles by RMB 1979-1990

box-folder 13: 49

"Nicaraguan Revolutionary Christians Face the Crisis of Civilization, Valdivieso Ecumenical Center, Managua 1991

box-folder 13: 50

Reinhold Niebuhr, articles about 1986, 1991-1992, 1996

box-folder 13: 51

"Option for Struggle: Three Documents of Christians for Socialism" 1975

box-folder 13: 52

"The Oxford Book of Carols for Schools," Oxford University Press 1956

box-folder 13: 53

Annual Report to the PSR Board of Trustees undated

box-folder 13: 54

Paginas, Centro de Estudios y Publicasciones, Lima, Peru (in Spanish), 4 issues concerning Latin American religious issues and liberation theology (89-90, 91,92, 93) 1988 April-October

box-folder 14: 1

Anne E. Patrick, Sermon - "Power and Powerlessness: Opening the Book of Judith" 1988 April 17

box-folder 14: 2

Marion H. Pauck, "In Memory of Ursula M. Niebuhr 1997 January 18

box-folder 14: 3

Wilhelm and Marion Pauck, materials concerning Paul Tillich. Includes photographs of the Pauck's, letter Marion P to RMB and STB (4/25/97) 1975-1997

box-folder 14: 4

Philippines, background material and resources. Includes RMB talk "Christian Responsibility in the Human Rights Struggle" 1986-1988

box-folder 14: 5

Philippines - Periodical Pilipinas, publication of the Christians for Christian Liberation, 6 issues 1986-1988

box-folder 14: 6

Presbyterian Church 208th General Assembly Amendment: Ordination and Human Sexuality 1996

box-folder 14: 7

Pro Veritate (issues 6, 7, 8, 9) South African publication, Dutch and English 1972

box-folder 14: 8

Eileen Purcell: Collected Material on Central American issues circa 1995-2000

box-folder 14: 9

Karl Radner, edited, selected articles edited by Theological Digest 1968 February

box-folder 14: 10

Paul Rumsey, 2 papers 1965-1966

box-folder 14: 11

David E. Roberts, 3 articles 1940, 1946, 1948

box-folder 14: 12

"The Road to Damascus: Kairos and Conversion," document signed by Third World Christians 1989

box-folder 14: 13

Roman Catholicism: John XXIII, Encyclical Letter, "Mater et Magisteria, Christianity and Social Progress" 1961

box-folder 14: 14

Roman Catholicism: John XXIII, Encyclical Letter, "Pacem in Terris, Peace on Earth". Includes article by RMB, "…Therefore Choose Life" comments on encyclical 1963

box-folder 14: 15

Roman Catholicism: Liberation Theology and Vatican II circa 1965, 1975

box-folder 14: 16

Roman Catholicism: Paul VI Encyclical Letter "Populorum Progressio, On the Development of Peoples." Includes article by RMB "Paul VI's Secular Ecumenism" 1967

box-folder 14: 17

Roman Catholicism: Medellin, Colombia meeting of Latin America Bishops' Conference and the Golconda Statement and Movement (re Liberation Theology in Latin America) circa 1968

box-folder 14: 18

Roman Catholicism - Leo XIII Encyclical letter "Rerum Novarum, Rights and Duties of Capital and Labor" (re: Liberation Theology / Socialism in Latin America) 1891, 1931, 1971, 1973

box-folder 14: 19

Oscar Romero, background and notes 1978-1989

box-folder 14: 20

"Seeds of a People's church: challenge and Promise from the Underside of History," Presentations from the McMath lectureship, Episcopal diocese, Detroit, MI 1980 August 1-4

box-folder 14: 21

Wes Seeliger, "Western Theology" (humorous illustrated pamphlet using the characters of the old West) circa 1960

box-folder 14: 22

Dorina Silone, 2 letters concerning RMB request to use quotes from Bread and Wine by Ignatio Silone 1992

box-folder 14: 23

Joseph H. Smith, "Kierkegaard's Truth: The disclosure of the Self" 1981

box-folder 14: 24

"Social Action," periodical, 2 issues (6/15/43; 10/15/46) 1943, 1946

box-folder 14: 25

Dorothee Solle, "Beyond Mere Dialogue: On Being Christian and socialist: Sin and Alienation, Cross and Class Struggle, Resurrection and Liberation," PSR Earl Lecture 1977

box-folder 14: 26

Dorothee Solle, Visiting Theologian, First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto, California 1998 October

box-folder 14: 27

Dorothee Solle, "Sandinistas and Christians" (in English) 1984

box-folder 14: 28

Dorothee Solle, "Sollte ich nicht Lassen, Herr, die dich Lassen?: Eigenthich ein Liebsbrief von Dorothee Solle and Robert McAfee Brown." Text, German, radio show Deutchlandfunk on the life of RMB. 2002

box-folder 14: 29

Stanford University Advisory Board: The Matter of Prof. H. Bruce Franklin (protest activities) 1971-1972

box-folder 14: 30

Stanford Memorial Church 1972

box-folder 14: 31

Thomas F. Stransky, "A Catholic Views Zionism and the State of Israel," Seton Hall University Lecture 1997 November 9

box-folder 14: 32

"Theology in the Americas: Working Document, From Detroit I and II 1975, 1980

box-folder 14: 33

Paul Tillich, Articles about Tillich, various authors 1975, 1977

box-folder 14: 34

Paul Tillich, "Systematic Theology," (preliminary draft for the private use of my students only) Part 1 circa 1946-1950

box-folder 14: 35

Paul Tillich, "Systematic Theology," (preliminary draft for the private use of my students only) Part 2 circa 1946-1950

box-folder 14: 36

Paul Tillich, "Systematic Theology," (preliminary draft for the private use of my students only) Part 3 circa 1946-1950

box-folder 14: 37

K.H. Ting, "How to Study the Bible," for Out of China Today 1981

box-folder 14: 38

The Documents of Vatican II: Pastoral Constitution on the church in the Modern World circa 1963-1965

box-folder 14: 39

Vietnam, background resources, includes mss articles and talks by RMB, statements, letters, etc., Part 1 1967-1969

box-folder 14: 40

Vietnam, background resources, includes mss articles and talks by RMB, statements, letters, etc., Part 2 1967-1969

box-folder 14: 41

On Vietnam, (includes MSS "In conscience I Must Break the Law, Look, October 1967) Part 3 1967-1969

box-folder 14: 42

Vietnam - Trip to Europe by US Religious Leaders to Promote Peace 1973 January

box-folder 14: 43

"Report on Findings of YS Study Team Trip to Vietnam" 1969 May 25-June 10

box-folder 14: 44

Vietnam War - War Crimes 1966-1970

box-folder 14: 45

"Ecclesiastical and Feminist Blessings: Woman as Objects and Subjects of the Power of Blessing," by Janet R. Walton 1985

box-folder 14: 46

Walter Wangerin, "The Christ Mass: Back Through Headlong time" 1986

box-folder 14: 47

Charles C. West, "God-Man/Woman - Creation: some Comments on the Ethics of the Relationship" undated

box-folder 14: 48

West Coast Ecumenical Conference: work, Theology and Action 1983 October

box-folder 14: 49

James A. Wharton, 1. "The Occasion of the Word of God: The Character of the Old Testament as the Memory of God's Story with Israel." 2. "Story, confession and Theology: some Reflections on the form in which a Declaration of Faith is Presented." 1968, 1974

box-folder 14: 50

"What Does the Lord Require of US: A Discussion Guide on the Current State of National Crisis in the Philippines" 1989 December 21

box-folder 15: 1

George Williamson, "Mary of Magdalene in Her Last Days with Jesus," Meditations for Holy Week, 1st Baptist Church, Greenville, Ohio undated

box-folder 15: 2

Wing It Press, Cynthia Winton-Henry, Phil Porter 1989-1990

box-folder 15: 3

"Abundant Life for All: Christian Faith and the World Economy Today," A Study Document from the World Council of Churches circa 1993-1994

box-folder 15: 4

World Council of Churches, Commission on the Churches Participation in Development, "Christian Faith and Economic Life in Western Europe: Report of an Ecumenical Consultation, Boldern, Switzerland" 1989 April 25-28

box-folder 15: 5

World Council of Churches, notes and background on meetings 1925-1968

box-folder 15: 6

World Council of Churches, Program to Combat Racism circa 1973-1974

box-folder 15: 7

World Council of Churches, Programme Unit on Justice, Peace, Creation, Drafting text for Ecumenical Statement on Economic Life 1992

box-folder 15: 8

World Council of Churches, "Christian Faith and the World Economy Today: A Study Document" 1992

box-folder 15: 9

World Council of Churches, "Ecumenical Documents on Church and Society 1925-1953" 1954

box-folder 15: 10

Lois Parkinson Zamora, "Deciphering the Wounds: The Politics of Torture and Julio Cortazar's Literature of Embodiment" 1993

box-folder 15: 11

Ruben Zamora, "The Empowering Spirit of Oscar Romero: A Personal Testimony" and Stephen P. Judd, "The Challenge Today of Archbishop Romero" 1995 March 20, March 21

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Subseries 4-B Personal Files 1925 - 2000

Physical Description: 56 folders

Scope and Content Note

The Sub-Series contains files pertaining to R.M. Brown's personal and family life. Included here are the files for Brown when he was an Observer at the Second Vatican Council. Arrangement: Alphabetical.
box-folder 15: 12

Items Collected by RMB's Mother circa 1950s

box-folder 15: 13

Armstrong Prize Competition essay: "Willa Cather - Novelist of the West," Amherst College circa 1940-1941

box-folder 15: 14

Amherst College, Student Accomplishments, B.A. 1943

box-folder 15: 15

Amherst, MA, 1st Congregational Church, Amherst College 1946-1948

box-folder 15: 16

Birthday cards from family members 1999

box-folder 15: 17

A Book for Colin from BOP undated

box-folder 15: 18

Peter Brown, birth announcements 1948

box-folder 15: 19

California Proposition 187, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights 1987

box-folder 15: 20

Receipts for buying cello 1980

box-folder 15: 21

Correspondence with various schools re: faculty positions possibilities 1978

box-folder 15: 22

Correspondence and Curriculum Vitae RMB with Duane Walker for sermon at 1st Presbyterian Church, Oceanside, California 1982

box-folder 15: 23

Correspondence, incoming 1966, 1972-1999 (bluk 1990s)

box-folder 15: 24

Correspondence, incoming undated

box-folder 15: 25

Aki Ehasa, "Heroism," RMB's grandson" English composition about his grandfather 1998 May 12

box-folder 15: 26

Freedom Rides, articles, materials, correspondence, notes 1961

box-folder 15: 27

Article, "I Was a Freedom Rider," Presbyterian Life, article and correspondence in response 1961 August 1

box-folder 15: 28

Freedom Rides, Tallahassee, US Supreme Court case and jail sentence in Tallahassee 1961-1964

box-folder 15: 29

Freedom Rides, Tallahassee, jail sentence, supportive correspondence 1964

box-folder 15: 30

Freedom Rides, Tallahassee, jail sentence, newspaper articles 1964

box-folder 15: 31

1st Presbyterian. Palo Alto, replacing a window behind cross in sanctuary 1997

box-folder 15: 32

Guggenheim Fellowship Application 1982

box-folder 15: 33

Four humorous letters written by RMB joking about a dissertation written by Roger Shim 1953

box-folder 15: 34

Inauguration of RMB as Auburn Professor of Systematic Theology, Union 1960 October 26

box-folder 15: 35

Correspondence to RMB, in response to the article, "The Issues which Divide Us" in American Catholics: A Protestant-Jewish View and "Rules for Dialogue" in Commonweal and Christian Century 1960

box-folder 15: 36

Incoming correspondence to RMB, response to Look article, "In Conscience I Must Break the Law" (negative responses), Part 1 1967

box-folder 15: 37

Correspondence response to Look article (positive responses), Part 2 1967

box-folder 15: 38

Correspondence response to Look article (positive responses), Part 3 1967

box-folder 15: 39

Inventory lists, files in the Brown home, Palo Alto circa 2005

box-folder 15: 40

John B. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation application 1997

box-folder 15: 41

Memorial Services, Palo Alto, DVDs 2001 November 10

box-folder 15: 42

Celebration of the Life of Robert McAfee Brown, 1st Presbyterian church, Palo Alto 2001 November 10

box-folder 15: 43

Memorial Services? materials circa 2001

box-folder 15: 44

Navy Chaplaincy, USS Bollinger, pamphlets (Note: legal size file folder in Small Collections Box 20:8, Navy Chaplaincy course material, mimeographed and handwritten notes by RMB, 4/C/6) 1945-1946

box-folder 15: 45

Obituaries 2001

box-folder 15: 46

PSR, appointment to Professor of Theology and Ethics, correspondence 1978

box-folder 15: 47

Photographs: 1. at Pacific School of Religion. 2. with negatives 1979-1980, circa 1995

box-folder 15: 48

Photographs, with Gustave Weigel, S.J., Radio Show/broadcast circa 1962-1963

box-folder 15: 49

DVD of Photographs 1925-2000

box-folder 15: 50

Arts and Justice: An Evening Honoring Robert McAfee Brown (Retirement from Pacific School of Religion) 1985 April 25

box-folder 15: 51

A Play "The Devil was a Junior: RMB with some scholarly and Satanic Assistance," Union Theological Seminary circa 1947-1948

box-folder 15: 52

A Play "Murder in the Seminary: A Play in Six Acts and an Epilogue with a half-dozen choruses thrown in for good measure," Union Theological Seminary circa 1947-1948

box-folder 15: 53

Poem "To Ernesto: Poet/Revolutionary" undated

box-folder 15: 54

MSS of humorous poems by RMB on members of family and friends circa 199?

box-folder 15: 55

MSS of humorous poems by RMB on members of family and friends undated

box-folder 15: 56

Resume for Union Theological Seminary, 40th Class Reunion 1985

box-folder 15: 57

1. Statement of Faith: Submitted to the Presbytery of New York City. 2. Statement of Faith. 1946 March 12, 1945 April 9

box-folder 15: 58

"There are Two Ways to be a Thomson," RMB tribute to his brother-in-law, John Thomson circa 1995

box-folder 15: 59

Trip to East Berlin for an ecumenical Conference described in 3 handwritten correspondence to STB, and handwritten notes 1960

box-folder 15: 60

Instructions to Palo Alto house renter, for trip to Heath, Massachusetts undated

box-folder 15: 61

Correspondence on forthcoming book, "20th Century Christian theology and Mormonism, RMB to do chapter on Gustavo Gutierrez and Liberation Theology circa 1996

box-folder 15: 62

Union Theological Seminary: 1. Decline invitation to presidency. 2. Commencement program, B.D. 1945 May 16, 1969

box-folder 15: 63

Union Theological Seminary: Appointment, Professor of Ecumenics and World Christianity 1976 July

box-folder 16: 1

Union Theological Seminary, Annual Reports and resignation 1977-1979

box-folder 16: 2

Observer at Vatican II for the World Alliance of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches, Part 1 1963 October 12

box-folder 16: 3

Observer at Vatican II for the World Alliance of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches, Part 2 1963

box-folder 16: 4

Vatican II Observer: correspondence (primarily to Sydney[Binky] and family) 1963, 1965

box-folder 16: 5

Wedding RMB and STB 1944

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Subseries 4-C Narrative Theology 1950 - 1990

Physical Description: 56 folders

Scope and Content Note

The Sub-Series contains notes, collected resources, and background material for Persuade Us to Rejoice: The Liberating Power of Fiction authored by R.M. Brown and published by Westminster John Knox Press, 1992. It does not contain any manuscript. Included are files for the Pacific School of Religion Summer Session course "Theology as Narrative" given 1993 and 1996. Arrangement: No order. As received from the Brown family.
box-folder 16: 6

Originals for Persuade Us To Rejoice 1950 - 1990

box-folder 16: 7

Materials for Beginning 1950 - 1990

box-folder 16: 8

Theology and Story 1950 - 1990

box-folder 16: 9

Including lectures, satire, the unexpected, comedy 1950 - 1990

box-folder 16: 10

Making The Story Our Own, includes RMB "The Gospel as Story: Is the Story True?" Chautauqua (8/2/1974) 1950 - 1990

box-folder 16: 11

Relation of Form to Content and Style 1950 - 1990

box-folder 16: 12

Comedy-Auden 1961-1990

box-folder 16: 13

Other Forms: Allegory, Science Fiction undated

box-folder 16: 14

Acknowledgements, includes letter to Ursula Le Guin 1979 May 7

box-folder 16: 15

Fairy Tale 1980s

box-folder 16: 16

Overall Miscellaneous 1970-1990

box-folder 16: 17

Miscellaneous Material 1957-1980

box-folder 16: 18

Myth undated

box-folder 16: 19

Myth, lecture material undated

box-folder 16: 20

Story, Myth, Creation 1970-1990

box-folder 16: 21

Outlines, etc. 1972-1985

box-folder 16: 22

Genres, parable 1974-1992

box-folder 16: 23

Bibliography 1970-1990

box-folder 16: 24

Arthur Miller, "After the Fall: Complete Text of the New Play," with a forward by the author 1964 February 1

box-folder 16: 25

Nature of Creative Art 1985-1990

box-folder 16: 26

Story, the novel 1979-1988

box-folder 16: 27

Gospel, Is the Story True? 1974-1993

box-folder 16: 28

Characteristics of a Story undated

box-folder 16: 29

The Quest: From Frodo Baggins to the Pilgrim People 1954-1990

box-folder 16: 30

Theology and Literature, for future use 1970-1990

box-folder 16: 31

Story, to System (The Necessity and Impossibility of Theology) undated

box-folder 16: 32

Eschatology and Happily Ever After undated

box-folder 16: 33

Autobiography undated

box-folder 16: 34

The Jesus Story as His Story undated

box-folder 16: 35

Cooperative Summer Sessions: Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Theology as Narrative Courses, Part 1 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 36

Summer Session, PSR Initial Reports, Individuals, Part 2 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 37

Summer Session PSR, Communal Stories, Part 3 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 38

Summer Session PSR, Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Part 4 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 39

Summer Session PSR, Older Stories, Stretching the Stories, Part 5 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 40

Summer Session PSR, Stories to System, Part 6 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 41

Summer Session PSR, Various Kinds of Stories, Part 7 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 42

Summer Session PSR, Theology as Story Telling, Part 8 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 43

Summer Session PSR, Individual Story Related to Larger Story, Part 9 1993, 1996

box-folder 16: 44

Summer Session PSR, Liturgy, Story, Part 10 1993, 1996

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Subseries 4-D Elie Wiesel 1934 - 1999

Physical Description: 59 folders

Scope and Content Note

The Sub-Series contains extensive notes, collected resources and background material by and about Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust for Elie Wiesel, Messenger to All Humanity authored by R.M. Brown and published by the University of Notre Dame Press, 1983. It does not contain any manuscript. Included is correspondence from Wiesel to Brown. Also included in the Sub-Series are files on the United States President's Holocaust Commission, and subsequent United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Arrangement: No order. As received from the Brown family.
box-folder 16 : 45

Elie Wiesel, "Against Despair," 1st Annual Lewis A. Pincue Memorial Lecture 1973 December 8

box-folder 16 : 46

Elie Wiesel, "Ani Maamin," photocopy, A Song Lost and Found Again 1974

box-folder 16 : 47

Elie Wiesel, The Barman Declarations (Confessional Synod of the German Evangelical Church), with collected resources and notes 1934 May, 1984

box-folder 16 : 48

Elie Wiesel novel, A Beggar in Jerusalem, notes on circa 1970

box-folder 17 : 1

Book reviews: Elie Weisel: Messenger to All Humanity 1984

box-folder 17 : 2

Book reviews by Weisel for books on the Holocaust 1963-1971

box-folder 17 : 3

Two Presentations: 1. My Debt to Elie Weisel - A Brief Statement by RMB. " I have said that Elie Weisel is the most important theological influence on me." 2. Elie Weisel: A Jew's Message to Christians - A sermon by RMB. "For the last 10 years, Elie Weisel has been the central person in my life - with the notable exception of Sydney Brown." circa 1976, 1983

box-folder 17 : 4

Henry James Cargas, "The Holocaust: An Annotated Bibliography," Catholic Library Association, Haverford, PA 1977

box-folder 17 : 5

The Carmelite Nun's Convent at Auschwitz - the conflict 1989

box-folder 17 : 6

Carol Christ, "Stories that Kill and Stories that Give Life: Narrative Strategies and Thematic Development in the Early Novels of Elie Weisel" 1976

box-folder 17 : 7

Carol Christ, untitled, undated MSS. RMB handwritten, "Carol Christ: re: Wiesel Symposium" - her personal experience in and reaction to the conference and ideas of participants and her own reaction to God in relation to suffering in the Holocaust. circa 1974

box-folder 17 : 8

Notes on conversation RMB with Wiesel during Earl Lectures (Includes photo of Weisel) 1981 February

box-folder 17 : 9

Correspondence from Weisel to RMB circa 1974-1976

box-folder 17 : 10

Correspondence from Weisel to RMB, includes 2 letters RMB to Weisel (10/16/1978 and 3/21/1977) 1977-1999

box-folder 17 : 11

Correspondence about Weisel 1982-1997

box-folder 17 : 12

Correspondence with Weisel book publisher, University of Notre Dame Press 1982

box-folder 17 : 13

ABC TV Show Directions: Transcript of interview, "Conscience of America: Elie Wiesel - One Generation After." 1976 November 14

box-folder 17 : 14

RMB Essay on Weisel's Books of Essays circa 1971-1972

box-folder 17 : 15

"The Eternal Question of Suffering and Evil," on Job, College of St. Thomas Lecture series 1988

box-folder 17 : 16

Ellie Weisel and Philippe de Saint-Cheron, "Evil and Exile," first galleys 1990 February 13

box-folder 17 : 17

Festschrift: MSS drafts of RMB contribution (does not appear in the published book), "Celebrating Elie Weisel: Stories, Essays, Reflections," University of Notre Dame Press 1999

box-folder 17 : 18

Emil L. Fackenheim, "From Bergen-Belsen to Jerusalem: Contemporary Implications of the Holocaust, world Jewish Congress, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1975

box-folder 17 : 19

Weisel novel, The Fifth Son, questions and notes of RMB undated

box-folder 17 : 20

Hasidism (the hallowing of the everyday) circa 1980s

box-folder 17 : 21

Holocaust - History, collected resources 1976-1979

box-folder 17 : 22

Nina Kaleska, "Nobody Who Wasn't There Can Ever Understand…" (Reminisces of Auschwitz) 1973

box-folder 17 : 23

Overall lecture on Wiesel's novels, preface (including correspondence from Wiesel) 1976, 1985

box-folder 17 : 24-28

These folders do not exist.

box-folder 17 : 29

Wiesel book, Messenger of God, notes and resources, Weisel material (articles) Part 1 circa 1962-1986

box-folder 17 : 30

Wiesel book, notes and resources, RMB material (article and notes) Part 2 circa 1962-1986

box-folder 17 : 31

Wiesel book, notes and resources, general material various authors, Holocaust, Jewish Theology issues, Jewish-Christian relations. Part 3 circa 1962-1986

box-folder 17 : 32

Wiesel book, 2nd edition, additional material 1988

box-folder 17 : 33

Wiesel Interviews: 1. "Why Christians Can't Forget the Holocaust" in US Catholic (includes portrait drawing). 2. "A Time to Speak" in Bosnia 1990 July, 1995

box-folder 17 : 34

Wiesel, "Messengers of God: Biblical Portraits and Legends," includes English draft mss sections on Adam, Cain and Abel, and Akeda 1976

box-folder 17 : 35

Wiesel Miscellaneous (collected articles by Wiesel) circa 1976-1985

box-folder 17 : 36

Wiesel Miscellaneous, collected articles (including general Holocaust materials) circa 1973-1983

box-folder 17 : 37

"Paris Match - Elie Wiesel," An Interview with Dany Jucaud undated

box-folder 17 : 38

Permissions (for quotes in book Elie Wiesel) 1982

box-folder 17 : 39

Photographs: RMB with Wiesel circa 1983-1984

box-folder 17 : 40

Article by Wiesel, "A Prayer for the Days of Awe," New York Times (10/2/97) and responding mss article by RMB, includes letter Wiesel to RMB (10/13/97) 1997

box-folder 17 : 41

Statement of Dr. Elie Wiesel, Professor in the Humanities, Boston University, Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Military Crisis in Persian Gulf 1991 April 9

box-folder 17 : 42

Wiesel's novel, The Testament, handwritten notes for the English edition undated

box-folder 17 : 43

Course - Theology in Wiesel's Novels, student's statements, purpose for taking course 1984 Spring

box-folder 17 : 44

Course, Summer Session, theology in the Novels of Elie Wiesel, Part 1 1984, 1987

box-folder 17 : 45

Course, Summer Session, theology in the Novels of Elie Wiesel, Part 2 1984, 1987

box-folder 17 : 46

"This Shall Tell All Ages: Art, Music, and Writings of the Holocaust," Prepared by the United Jewish Appeal, New York 1981

box-folder 17 : 47

Elie Wiesel, "Two Images, One Destiny," Jewish Agency Assembly, Jerusalem 1974 June

box-folder 17 : 48

US President's Commission on the Holocaust, Trip to Israel and Poland. Part 1 1979

box-folder 17 : 49

US President's Commission on the Holocaust, Trip to Israel and Poland. Part 2 1979

box-folder 17 : 50

US President's Commission on the Holocaust, Trip to Israel and Poland, brochures and booklets, postcards, from museums and monuments 1979

box-folder 17 : 51

US President's Commission on the Holocaust, "How the Commission Functioned," (pages 26-63) circa 1980

box-folder 17 : 52

US Holocaust Memorial Council, includes RMB appointment letter from President Jimmy Carter 1980-1986

box-folder 17 : 53

US Holocaust Memorial Council, committees, proposals, meeting minutes 1981

box-folder 17 : 54

US Holocaust Memorial Council, Museum 1983-1984, 2001

box-folder 17 : 55

"The World Remembers Those Children," Council for the Protection of Monuments to Struggle and Martyrdom, Poland. Reprint of illustrated report 1948 to UNESCO on plight of Polish children and appeal to build a new Child Health Center 1971

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Series 5. Personal Books 1932-1969

Physical Description: 10 sample books

Scope and Content Note

Books from Robert McAfee Brown's personal library were sorted in 2010 by Clay-Edward Dixon, Collection Development Librarian; Lucinda Glenn, Archivist; and David Stiver, Special Collections Assistant. The books were 1. Put into the Graduate Theological Union Library Annual Book Sale; 2. Cataloged into the circulating collection of the GTU Library; or 3. Cataloged into the GTU Library Rare Books Collection. The books boxed here are a sample of his personal books given by family or friends, or used by him early in his studies and career. No order.
book  1.

S. Kierkegaard, The Sickness Unto Death. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1941.

book  2.

Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941.

book  3.

Gustavo Gutierrez, Dios o el oro en las Indias siglo XVI. Lima: Instituto Bartolome de las Casas, 1989.

book  4.

Reinhold Niebuhr, Discerning the Signs of the Times. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946.

book  5.

James H. Cone, Black theology and Black Power. New York: The Seabury Press, 1969.

book  6.

Reinhold Niebuhr, The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944.

book  7.

A Michael Ramsey, The Resurrection of Christ. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1946.

book  8.

John Baillie, Our Knowledge of God. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939.

book  9.

J.B. Bury, The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry Into Its Origin and Growth. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932.

book  10.

Walter Russell Bowie, The Story of the Bible. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1934.

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Series 6. Audio and Video Cassettes 1996-1998

Physical Description: 2 audio cassettes, 4 video cassettes
audiocassette  1.

Robert McAfee Brown, Evil: Problem or Mystery? 96-14, audio cassette 1996

audiocassette  2.

Robert McAfee Brown, Evil: Defiance or Engagement? 96-15, audio cassette 1996

videocassette  3.

All God's Children, Women Vision, video cassette 1996

videocassette  4.

Reflections on Vatican II, PBS, 1997

videocassette  5.

Dorothee Solle, Visiting Theologian, How do we speak about God today? Ruth English Annual Lectureship, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, video cassette. 1998

videocassette  6.

Dorothee Solle, Visiting Theologian, Where and how is the church alive today? Ruth English Annual Lectureship, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, video cassette. 1998