Inventory of the Office Of The Dean. GTU Distinguished Faculty Lecture, 1976 -

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Inventory of the Office Of The Dean. GTU Distinguished Faculty Lecture, 1976 -

Accession number: GTU 95-4-2

Shelf location: 3/E/3; Record Group 3, Subgroup F

The Graduate Theological Union Archives



Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • Graduate Theological Union Archives
  • 2400 Ridge Road
  • Berkeley, California, 94709
  • Phone: (510) 649-2523/2501
  • Email: archives@gtu.edu
  • URL: hhttp://gtu.edu/library/information/special-collections
Processed by:
Lucinda Glenn Rand, Archivist:
Date Completed:
1995 (revised annually)
Cataloged:
5/95
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 Graduate Theological Union. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Office Of The Dean. GTU Distinguished Faculty Lecture,
Date (inclusive): 1976 -
Accession number: GTU 95-4-2
Shelf location: 3/E/3; Record group 3, Subgroup F
Size: 2 boxes, 7 1/2 in.
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union.
Berkeley, California
Introduction: The Graduate Theological Union Annual Faculty Lecture was inaugurated in 1976 and is usually held in November. The lecture is given by distinguished members of the faculty.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office Of The Dean. GTU Distinguished Faculty Lecture, GTU 95-4-2, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Access Points

Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Graduate Theological Union -- Awards
Religious pluralism -- Study and teaching (graduate) -- California -- Berkeley
Social ethics -- Religious aspects
Spirituality -- Study and teaching (graduate) -- California -- Berkeley
Theology -- Study and teaching (graduate) -- California -- Berkeley
Religion - History - Study and teaching (graduate) - California - Berkeley

Agency History

The Graduate Theological Union Annual Faculty Lecture was inaugurated in 1976 during the tenure of Claude Welch as GTU President and Dean at the suggestion of the Community Affairs Committee of the GTU Consortium Council (Minutes, 6/2/76: GTU 89-10-1, Box 3, ff 24). It was "established by the GTU to honor distinguished scholars on the faculty, and to allow the community an opportunity to hear the results of their scholarship." (Brochure, file folder 1) The lecturer is to embody the ecumenical spirit of the GTU in her or his writing and teaching. Schools may nominate persons not from their own schools. Nominations are sent to the Council of Deans, which makes the final selection. The name was changed to the Graduate Theological Union Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 1988. Also in that year, the GTU began to honor GTU students who had received academic distinctions during the year. Following that, a Faculty Publications Fair was added to acknowledge GTU faculty publications released during the year.
This collection has been taken from the files of the Dean's Office and made a separate collection due to the unique place of the series and its material in the history of the GTU. File folders 1 - 9, 1976-85, were separated from GTU 89-10-1, Office of the President and Dean. Claude Welch, 1971-82. File folders 10 - 19, 1986-94, were removed from Dean Judith Berling's current office files. The series will continue to be taken from current dean's files and accessioned as a separate subgroup.
The lectures are given in November. However, due to scheduling problems in 1983, that year's lecture was postponed to March 1984. The following two years were also given in March (file folders 8 - 10). In 1986, there were two lectures, one given in March, the other in November to return the series to the original November schedule. The file folders contain copies of the lectures -- either copies of the original manuscript, or later published versions. In 1981 (file folder 6), there was no lecture manuscript. Robert Goeser only used notes, and did not keep them. Also included in the folders may be flyers announcing the lecture, correspondence, event planning materials, and programs which include student academic distinctions.

Container List

Box Box 1 , Folder File Folder 1

Massey H. Shepherd, Jr., Church Divinity School of the Pacific; "Dante's Comedy: A Vision of 'What Is and Was and Is to Come'", 1976

Folder File Folder 2

Bernard Loomer, Graduate Theological Union; "The Size of God", 1977

Folder File Folder 3

Michael J. Buckley, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; "Atheism and Contemplation", 1978

Folder File Folder 4

Karen Lebacqz, Pacific School of Religion; "Toward a Feminist Ethic: A Schizophrenic Witness", 1979

Folder File Folder 5

Kenan B. Osborne, O.F.M., Franciscan School of Theology; "Ecumenical Theology: Its Possibilities and Limitations", 1980

Folder File Folder 6

Robert J. Goeser, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary; "Luther and the Heart's Native Language," 1981 (Note: There is no lecture manuscript. Goeser spoke only from notes.)

Folder File Folder 7

Claude Welch, Graduate Theological Union; "An Unwanted Legacy?" 1982

Folder File Folder 8

Robert McAfee Brown, Pacific School of Religion; "1984 -- Orwell and Barmen", March, 1984 (1983 Lecture)

Folder File Folder 9

William R. Herzog, San Francisco Theological Seminary, "From the End of the World to the End of World: Apocalyptic as a Social Hermeneutic", March, 1985 (1984 Lecture)

Folder File Folder 10

Benjamin A. Reist, San Francisco Theological Seminary; "Dogmatics in Process", March, 1986 (1985 Lecture)

Folder File Folder 11

Clare Benedicks Fischer, Starr King School for the Ministry; "The Abundant City", Nov., 1986

Folder File Folder 12

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; "Biblical Interpretation and Spirituality: Towards a New Testament Hermeneutics of Transformation", 1987

Folder File Folder 13

Daniel C. Matt, Center for Jewish Studies; "Varieties of Mystical Nothingness: Jewish, Christian and Buddhist", 1988

Folder File Folder 14

John R. Donahue, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; "The Hesitant Pilgrim: Catholic Biblical Scholarship Approaching the 25th Anniversary of Vatican II", 1989

Folder File Folder 15

Ted Peters, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary; "Scientific Research and the Christian Faith", 1990

Folder File Folder 16

Durwood Foster, Pacific School of Religion; "Visions of an Interfaith Future", 1991

Folder File Folder 17

Antoinette Wire, San Francisco Theological Seminary; "The God of Jesus in the Gospel Sayings Source", 1992

Folder File Folder 18

Mary Ann Donovan, S.C., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; "Salvation of the Flesh: Contradictory Starting Points", 1993

Folder File Folder 19

John Hilary Martin, O.P., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology; "The Pacific: Lake or Cauldron", 1994

Folder File Folder 20

John Coleman, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; "De-Privatizing Faith and Re-Vitalizing Citizenship", 1995

Folder File Folder 21

J. Rebecca Lyman, Church Divinity School of the Pacific; "Love and Violence: Languages of Christian Intolerance", 1996

Folder File Folder 22

Eldon G. Ernst, American Baptist Seminary of the West; "Lost and Found in California: American Religious Historians Discover the Pacific", 1997

Box Box 2, Folder File Folder 1

Martha Ellen Stortz, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary; "Discerning the Spirits, Practicing the Faiths: The End of the Millennium Quest for Spirituality", 1998