Finding aid created by: EFB
Date: 12 Jan 1970
|8 Apr 2010||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Title:||John Dillenberger Papers|
|Quantity:||5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American theologian, author, Dean and President of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. Collection includes administrative records (1969); correspondence (1983-1991); writings by Dillenberger, including essays, reviews, and speeches; and a draft of Paul Tillich's Systematic Theology, with annotations by Dillenberger.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
John Dillenberger (1918–2008) was an American historian of science specializing in the relationship between science and religion. His book Protestant Thought and Natural Science (1960) was considered an authoritative introductory survey of the topic for several decades.
Paul Johannes Tillich (1886–1965) was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential Protestant theologians of the twentieth century.
The John Dillenberger Papers consist of administrative records, and writings of both Dillenberger and others.
Administrative records relate to Dillenberger's position as Dean and President of the Graduate Theological Union. The records included here are a budget and miscellaneous notes dealing with administrative matters.
Writings by Dillenberger consist of articles and books written between 1948 and 1969, including Dillenberger's PhD dissertation.
Writings of others consists of drafts of Paul Tillich's Systematic Theology, volume 1, in the writing of which Dillenberger assisted Tillich. There is a complete draft of volume 1 plus fragments of other drafts. Revisions to the completed draft are Tillich's alone, while the fragments contain revisions by both Tillich and Dillenberger.
Administrative records are arranged chronologically. Dillenberger's writings are subdivided by type and within that, arranged alphabetically by title. Writings by others is subdivided into the complete draft and fragments.
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Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965. -- Systematic theology.
Graduate Theological Union.
Educators -- United States.
Theologians -- United States.
Theology -- 20th century.
Theology -- Study and teaching.
Genres and Forms
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
John Dillenberger Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of John Dillenberger, 1969.
Writings by Dillenberger
Writings by others
|Box 1||Proposed budget of urban-black studies center 1969-1970|
|Box 1||Notes on administrative matters 1969|
|Writings by Dillenberger|
|Box 1||"The Graduate Theological Union: Seven Years Later" in Nexus 36, vol. XII no. 3 Spring 1969|
|Box 1||"The Integration of Theological Faculties" undated - typescript reproduction|
|Box 1||"Luther and the Communication of Christianity to Culture" 1948 - typescript|
|Box 1||"Theological Education" 1969 - first draft; typescript and holograph|
|Box 1||Contours of Faith 1969 - galleys, page proofs with revisions|
|Box 1||The Hidden God 1948 - dissertation; typescript of final draft|
|Writings by others|
|Tillich, Paul, Systematic Theology|
|Box 1||Draft A - holograph with revisions (5 folders)|
|Box 2||Draft A - holograph with revisions (12 folders)|
|Box 3||Draft A - holograph with revisions|
|Box 3||Draft fragments - holographs, typescripts, both original reproduction, with annotations and revisions (6 folders)|
|Box 3||Dillenberger/Tillich address undated|