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Ralph Rath Collection
CFT00044  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ralph Rath Collection
    Dates: 1970-2004
    Collection Number: CFT00044
    Creator/Collector: Rath, Ralph
    Extent: 1 Box, 0.5 linear feet
    Repository: Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives
    Pasadena, California 91182
    Abstract: Ralph Rath (May 22, 1932 - August 12, 2019) was a Roman Catholic journalist. The collection includes Ralph Rath’s essays, articles and booklets. Materials also include conference programs, booklets, and magazines related to the Charismatic renewal in the Catholic Church and statements on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Supervised use only. Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law.

    Publication Rights

    All rights reserved.

    Preferred Citation

    Ralph Rath Collection. Fuller Theological Seminary-David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Ralph Rath, c.2004

    Biography/Administrative History

    Ralph Rath (May 22, 1932 - August 12, 2019) was a Roman Catholic journalist. He was ordained as a Chatholic priest on May 26, 1958, at the Oblate Seminary in Pass Christian, Mississippi. The Order sent Rath to California, where he taught at Catholic high schools and local parishes. He left the priesthood in 1967 to pursue a writing career. Rath contributed to two daily newspapers and seven religious publications. In the 1970s, he was added to “Who’s Who in the West” while writing for the California Tribune. He met David du Plessis in 1972, and joined a charismatic renewal community in San Francisco. The community joined the ecumenical People of Praise charismatic community in South Bend in 1977. Rath continued to advocate for the charismatic religious movement by lecturing across the country, and authoring 13 books and more than 800 feature articles.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection includes Ralph Rath’s essays, “I Remember Du Plessis” and “Memories of a Charismatic Journalist” as well as a selection of his articles and booklets. Materials also include conference programs, booklets, and magazines related to the Charismatic renewal in the Catholic Church and statements on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Dates range from the 1970s-2004.

    Indexing Terms

    Catholic Charismatic Movement
    Ecumenism
    Pentecostalism
    Du Plessis, David

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