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Collection Title:

James DeForest Murch papers, 1928-1973

Repository:

The Holloway Archives at Milligan College
P. H. Welshimer Memorial Library
200 Blowers Blvd.
Milligan College, TN 37682
Email: archives@milligan.edu

Creator:

James DeForest Murch

Title:

James DeForest Murch papers, 1928-1973

Collection No.

C0001

Extent

22 linear feet.

Language(s):

English, French and Japanese.

Abstract:

James Deforest Murch (1892-1973) was a supporter of the Stone-Campbell Movement, particularly in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He focused his career on advancing Christian education in the local congregation, higher education, and through evangelical publications, such as Christianity Today. He is also an author of several books including, The Protestant Revolt and The Free Church. The James DeForest Murch Papers contain an extensive amount of research material that are representative of Murch’s research interests as well as his activities as founder and editor of several Christian publications. The collection also includes biographical information, correspondence, manuscripts and publications.

Biographical Note:

James DeForest Murch was born in Ohio, the son of a Church of Christ minister. He was educated at Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati. Murch received honorary doctorates from Northwest Christian College (D.D.) and Milligan College (Litt.D.). His awards also include several citations from Freedom Foundation, and a Fellowship of the International Institute of Arts and Letters. In addition, Murch was the co-founder of Cincinnati Bible Seminary, where he served as President, Dean, and Professor of Christian Education and Missions.

Dr. James D. Murch was ordained to Christian Church ministry in the church at Trimble, Ohio. Murch later served at the Observatory Hill Church in Pittsburg (Pittsburgh). But the greater part of his work with the local church was spent as Director of Christian Education at the Westwood-Cheviot Church of Christ in Cincinnati for seventeen years. Murch preached and lectured in every state in the union and in several countries.

He was co-founder and managing editor for Christianity Today, Lookout, Restoration Herald, Christian Standard, and the Christian Evangelist Quarterly. Murch served as Book editor, Library editor and News editor for the Christian Standard. For a period of time, he authored all the lessons, bulletins and conference materials for Christian Endeavor. On the side, Murch was a freelance writer who contributed articles to a great number of journals beyond those already mentioned. Among his most impacting project was his column, “Today in Christiandom,” published by the Christian Standard.

Dr. James D. Murch authored many titles, including God Still Lives (1941), Cooperation Without Compromise(1956), Christian Education and the Local Church (1958), Teach or Perish (1961), Christians Only (1962), Christian Minister’s Manual (1965), The Free Church (1966), Teach Me to Pray (1966), The Protestant Revolt (1967), Biography of Benjamin Dwight Phillips in B.D. Phillips; Life and Letters (1969), some hymns and a multitude of pamphlets and unpublished materials.

James DeForest Murch was the founder and President of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, founder and Director of the Christians’ Hour Broadcasting Association, co-founder of the North American Christian Convention and member of its continuation committee, founder and President of the National Sunday School Association, co-founder and active administrator of the National Association of Evangelicals, founder and President of the National Association of the Evangelical Press Association, President of the Ohio Christian Endeavor Union, trustee of the International Society of Christian Endeavor, President of the Christian Restoration Association, member of the Commission on Restudy of Christian Churches, executive Chairman of the Clarke estate trustees, and served on the boards of many educational and missionary organizations. In addition, Murch actively participated in the investigation of such organizations as the National Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches, Protestants and Other Americans United, official organizations of several denominations, and their conventions.

Arrangement:

This collection is organized by series and subseries and arranged alphabetically by folder name.

Scope and Content Note:

The James DeForest Murch Papers are organized into four series: Research Materials; Personal Files; Manuscripts, and Publications.

I. Series: Research Materials

The Research Materials series contains name, organization and subject files.

II. Series: Personal Files

The Personnel Files series contains three subseries: Biographical, Correspondence, and Private Papers.

Subseries: Biographical Files

The Biographical subseries contains materials on personal family information and personal family tree investigation. Also includes an old record of his father’s church work and sermons, and some information on Scotland.

Subseries: Correspondence

The Correspondence subseries contains general correspondence and correspondence with B.D. Phillips, Mildred Phillips, and employees of Phillips’, including Mr. Early and Mr. Shaw. Topics range from general friendship to developing an indexing project for The Christian Standard and details of the B.D. Phillips’ biography, B.D. Phillips; Life and Letters (1969).

Subseries: Private Papers, this subseries is restricted.

III. Series: Manuscripts

The Manuscripts series contains six subseries: The B.D. Phillips; Life and Letters; Christians Only; Free Church, Cheviot Lessons; Memoirs; The Protestant Revolt; and Unpublished Songs, notes, etc.

Subseries: The B.D. Phillips; Life and Letters

The B.D. Phillips; Life and Letters subseries consists of several drafts of this manuscript, paste-up copy, and a set up copy. The typed drafts are organized by section and chapter, with like copies of the same sections or chapters combined in a file. The forward of this book is authored by Mildred Welshimer Phillips, and the collection includes a file the sole concern of which is the details of printing and accuracy of events.

Subseries: The Christians Only

The Christians Only subseries includes several drafts of this manuscript and are organized by section and chapter, each section file holding several drafts of that section or chapter.

Subseries: The Free Church, Cheviot Lessons

The Free Church, Cheviot Lessons subseries includes a file containing a manuscript for the Romanist-Protestant Rapproach, with some literature in French, and some correspondence. Following this file are the manuscripts for the Free Church divided by those sections and chapters. Cheviot Lessons refers to those lessons which Murch designed, presumably, for the congregation of which he was Director of Christian Education. These lessons are filled by age and grade.

Subseries: Memoirs

The Memoirs subseries consists of serval drafts of his own autobiography, divided by section or chapter, and combining like sections or chapters. This subseries also includes correspondence regarding this publication and an uncut, unbound copy of the total work.

Subseries: The Protestant Revolt

The Protestant Revolt subseries consists of an original manuscript, separated by sections and chapters, multiple copies of each section in each file.

Subseries: Unpublished Songs, notes, etc.

The Unpublished Songs, notes, etc. subseries contains notes, messages, songs and other items which Murch scribbled on a napkin, envelope, etc.

IV. Series: Publications

Subseries: Today in Christendom

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Accession Number 85-003-00003

Accession year 1985

Preferred Citation

[Item], James DeForest Murch Papers, Collection C0001, The Holloway Archives at Milligan College, Milligan College, TN.

Processing Information

Processing for this collection began May 10, 1985, by Jim Pattison.

Processing continued during January-April 2017, by Blake Stanley.

Folder List

Box 1

I. Series: Research Materials

  • Advice from the Firing Line, c. 1950-1956

  • Advice sought of Murch and others, 1970-1971

  • Agency for International Development (AID), 1962

  • Aging, “Growing Old Gracefully,” by Robert F. Yawberg, 1965

  • Alcohol, 1953-1973

  • American Bible Society, 1960-1966

  • American Civil Liberties Union, 1951-1952

  • American Educational Corporation, 1962

  • American Studies Program, Billy Ray Cox, undated

  • America’s Religion, 1953-1965

  • Americans United (AU), “The Gathering Storm,” 1968

  • Art, Bible Art, “The New Jerusalem,” 1968, undated

  • Atheism, 1963

  • Atlanta Declaration, 1963-1968

  • Baptism, 1950-1965

  • Bethany College, 1966

  • Bible, 1946-1967

  • Bible Colleges, “Why Have Bible Colleges?” by James D. Murch, 1961-1966

  • Bible Reading, 1960

  • Books, 1956-1958

  • Brethren (Denomination), 1936

  • Broadcasting, 1944-1969

  • Brotherhood, undated

  • Campbell, Alexander, 1947-1970
    (Photos removed and placed in Photo Archive file under Murch, James DeForest.).

  • Campbell, Thomas, “Thomas Campbell, The Man” Lecture by Dr. Lester G. Mc Allister, Bethany College, 1959

  • Capital Punishment, 1960-1965

  • Catholicism, 1951-1972

  • Changing Times, undated

Box 1.2

  • Chaplaincy Endorsement Committee,

    • Christian Standard, 1963-1970

    • Correspondence during its formative stages, 1967-1970

    • Correspondence from possible applicants, 1968-1971

    • Finances, 1969-1970

    • J.D. Murch, President, Initial papers to and from the Commission, 1962-1970

    • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) Commission of Chaplains, 1968-1972

    • Roster, lists, constitution, by-laws, and problems, 1966-1969

  • Chaplaincy, U.S. Government Documents, 1964-1969

  • Christian Action, 1933-1940

  • Christian America, undated

  • Christian Amendment Movement, Constitutional Convention of Evangelical Youth, 1947-1958

  • Christian Beacon, 1960-1961

  • Christian Camps, 1969

  • Christian Churches/Churches of Christ (CCCC), 1966-1969

  • Christian City (Atlanta), 1964

  • Christian Colleges and Schools, 1971-1972, undated

Box 2

  • Christians Concerned, 1966-1967

  • Christian Day Schools, National Association of Christian Schools (NACS), 1958-1966

  • Christian Education, “A Church School Blueprint,” by James DeForest Murch, 1949-1961

  • Christian Education Curriculum Materials,

    • 1948-1962

    • 1965-1967

  • Christian Endeavor, International Society of Christian Endeavor,

    • 1949-1957

    • 1959-1965

    • 1961-1972

Box 2.2

  • Christians’ Hour Broadcasting Association, Inc., The,

    • 1944-1945

    • 1950-1968

    • 1958-1972

  • Christians Only, 1961-1972

  • Christian Restoration Association, 1928-1933

  • Christian Standard, (Sale of), 1961-1972

  • Christian Times, 1967

  • Christian Union, 1964

  • Christian Unity Quarterly,

    • 1937-1945

    • 1943-1945

    • 1943-1957

Box 3

  • Christianity in Action (Madison Church of Christ), 1950s, undated

  • Christianity Today, 1961

  • Christmas, 1947-1959

  • Church Administration (Bibliography), undated

  • Church, Congregational Independence, 1943-1967

  • Church, The Free (By James D. Murch), undated

  • Church, The Nature of, 1962-1965

    • Robert O. Fife, “Christian Order”

  • Church of Christ (Non-instrumental),

    • 1950-1969

    • 1963-1970

    • 1963-1970

  • Church of Christ (John Allen Chalk Lectures), 1966

  • Church Future, 1971, undated

  • Church Growth, 1965-1973

  • Church History, 1972

  • Church Organization, undated

  • Church Polity, 1963-1964

  • Church Schools, 1964-1971

    • “How the Paraochial Lobby Threatens Our School System” by James D. Murch.

  • Church and State,

  • Church Union

  • Cincinnati Bible Seminary

  • Cincinnati Enquirer 1

  • Cincinnati Enquirer 2

  • Cinema

  • Circuit Riders

  • Civil Rights

  • Clark Estate

  • Clergy

  • Cleveland World Order Conference

  • Clever Shorts

  • Consultation on Church Union (COCU)

  • College Class Record Books

  • College Press

  • Comic Books

  • Coming World Church

Box 4

  • Commitment

  • Committee of One Million

  • Common Heritage (America and Europe)

  • Communism 1

  • Communism 2

  • Communism 3

  • Communion

  • Conservatives of Liberals

  • Conservation

  • Contemporary Theology

  • Controversial Personalities

  • Conventions

  • Convictions and Concerns

  • Correspondence (Personal Witty) 1

  • Correspondence (Personal Witty) 2

  • Consultation on Church Union (COCU) (Previously titled COCAR-Council on Church and Race)

  • Consultation on Church Union (COCU)

  • Crestwood Books

  • Crestwood Books (Protestant Revolt)

  • Crime

  • Criticisms of Murch

  • Crisis (How to Handle)

  • Cuba

  • Directory of Ministry 1

  • Directory of Ministry 2

  • Disciples of Christ 1

  • Disciples of Christ 2

  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society 1

  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society 2

  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society 3

  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society 4

  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society 5

  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society 6

Box 5

  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society 7

  • Disciples of Christ Miscellaneous

  • Disciples “New” Denomination

  • Discipleship

  • Doctrine

  • Easter

  • Ecumenical (Council of)

  • Ecumenical Movement 1

  • Ecumenical Movement 2

  • Ecumenical Movement 3

  • Education

  • Emmanuel

  • Encyclopedia Britannica

  • Episcopalians

  • Equality

  • Ethics

  • Europe (Churches)

  • Evangelist Action Commission 1

  • Evangelist Action Commission 2

  • Evangelical Christians (Different Countries)

  • Evangelical Free Press

  • Evangelical Theological Society

  • Evangelism

  • Evolution

  • Exegesis

  • Faith and Opinion

  • Federal Aid

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Federal Council of Churches

  • Free Church

  • Freedom of Restructure

  • Free Society

  • Fundamentalism

  • Gambling

  • Genealogy

  • God

  • Gospel, A New

  • Gospel Light

  • Greek

  • Handicapped

  • Harvey, Paul

  • Higher Education

  • Spirit

  • Home

  • Homer Township (Clarion)

  • Independent Churches

  • Indexing (Christian Standard) 1

  • Indexing (Christian Standard) 2

  • Internal Unity

  • International Convention

  • Interpretation of Provisional design

  • Jesus

  • Jews

  • Johnson Bible College

  • Johnson, Lyndon

  • Journalist

  • Juvenile Delinquency

  • Junior Quiz Books (Translated into Japanese)

  • Kentucky Christian College

Box 6

  • Key 73 of North American Christian Convention (NACC) vintage

  • Labor

  • Laymen

  • Lectures

  • Liberalism

  • Liberty

  • Life After Death

  • Lincoln, Abraham

  • Lookout

  • Lutheran Conservatives vs. Liberals

  • Maps

  • Manhattan Bible College

  • Marriage

  • Merger (Disciples – United Church of Christ)

  • Methodism

  • Millennialism

  • Ministry

  • Missions 1

  • Missions 2

  • Mission Messenger

  • Moody Monthly

  • Morals (America)

Box 7

  • National Association of Christian Schools

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 1

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 2

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 3

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 4

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 5

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 6

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 7

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 8

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 9

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 10

  • National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) 11

  • National Church Foundation

  • National City Church

  • National council of Churches of Christ 1

  • National council of Churches of Christ 2

  • National Religious Broadcasting 1

  • National Religious Broadcasting 2

  • National Religious Broadcasting 3

Box 8

  • National Religious Broadcasting 4

  • National Council’s Broadcasting and Film Commission, Budget 1957

  • National Council’s Broadcasting and Film Commission (Charting Future)

  • National Sunday School Association (NSSA)

  • National World Council of Churches

  • New Church evangelism

  • North American Christian Convention (NACC) 1-5

  • Odds and Ends-Incomplete Articles

  • Ohio State University

  • Open Membership

  • Ordinances

  • Pacific Christian College

  • Patriotism

  • Peace

  • Peale, Norman Vincent

  • Periodicals

  • Perry Christian Church

  • Phillips, B.D.

    • Life and Letters of (Regarding Life of B.D. Book)

    • Life and Letters

  • Phillips, T.W.

  • Phillips University

  • Politics

  • Pornographic Literature

  • Prayer 1

  • Prayer 2

  • Premillennialism

  • Presbyterians

  • Press Radio Bible Service, 1

Box 9

  • Press Radio Bible Service, 2-5

  • Prophecy

  • Protestants and other Americans United POAU, 1-4

  • Protestantism

  • Protestant Revolt books

  • Psychology

  • Publications

  • Public Education, 1-2

  • Public Schools

  • Public School Education

  • Racism

  • Radio

  • Reformation

  • Religious Education

  • Religious and Public Education, 1-4

  • Religion in America (Early 50s)

  • Religious Liberty

  • Renewal and The Great Society

  • Renewal Foundation

  • Restoration Herald

  • Restoration Movement

  • Restoration Press

  • Restructure-Disciples of Christ 1

Box 10

  • Restructure-Disciples of Christ 2-6

  • Resurrection

  • Retirement

  • Revised Standard Version 1-5

  • Road to Freedom for American Churches

  • Romanism, 1-2

  • Russia

  • St. Louis

  • Salvation

  • Schools (Disciples of Christ)

  • Science and Religion

  • Scriptures

  • Second Coming

  • Sectarianism

  • Segregation

  • Separation of Church and State

  • Sermons (Murch)

  • Seventh Day Adventist

  • Shakespeare (The Power of Words)

  • Signs of the Times

  • Smoking

  • Social Activities

  • Social Concerns

  • Social Gospel

  • Socialism

  • Sons of the American Revolution 1-2

  • Son and Daughters of the American Revolution

Box 11

  • Soviets

  • Standard Publishing (Sale of)

  • Standard Publishing Sale (Bolton Correspondence)

  • Standard Publishing 1

  • Standard Publishing 2

  • Standard Publishing 3

  • Standard Publishing Background

  • Standard Publishing Catalogs

  • Standard Publishing Foundation

  • Standard Publishing (Future Plans)

  • Standard Publishing (Murch Banishing)

  • Standard Publishing (Purpose)

  • Stewardship

  • Sunday Schools

  • Sympathy

  • Tax (Church Property)

  • Teaching Materials

  • Teach Me to Pray

  • Teach or Perish

  • Temperance

  • Thanksgiving

  • Theology

  • Tithing

  • Traffic Rules

  • Travel

  • United States Constitution

  • Undenominational

  • United Nations 1

  • United Nations 2

  • United Church of Christ

  • United Evangelical Action

  • Unity (Christian Unity Quarterly) 1

  • Unity (Christian Unity Quarterly) 2

  • Unity (Christian Unity Quarterly) 3

  • Unity (Christian Unity Quarterly) 4

  • Unity (Christian Unity Quarterly) 5

  • Unity (Christian Unity Quarterly) 6

  • USSR

  • Vatican

  • Virgin Birth

Box 12

  • Voice of America

  • War

  • Wedding Service

  • Westwood Cheviot Church of Christ

  • Westwood Christian Foundation

  • White House Conference (Youth and Children), 1-3

  • Women in Church Work

  • Word of God (Lincoln Faculty)

  • Woolrick (New South Wales)

  • World Calendar

  • World Convention of Church of Christ, 1-2

  • World Council of Churches 1-7

  • World Evangelical Fellowship

  • Worship

  • Writing (The Art of)

  • Writing (Short Illustration)

  • Yearbook

  • Your Church-Their Target

  • Youth

II. Series: Personal Files

Subseries: Biographical Files
  • Biographical Material

  • Personal Family Information

  • Personal Family Tree Investigation

  • Personal (Pictures, Etc)

  • Personal Miscellaneous

Subseries: Correspondence
  • Correspondence Miscellaneous 1

  • Correspondence Miscellaneous 2

  • Correspondence, Bob Burns

  • Correspondence, Welshimer (P.H.?)

  • Correspondence Personal 1

  • Correspondence Personal 2

  • Correspondence Personal 3

  • Correspondence Personal 4

  • Correspondence Personal 5

  • Correspondence Personal 6

  • Phillips, B.D. Correspondence 1

  • Phillips, B.D. Correspondence 2

  • Phillips, B.D. Correspondence 3

  • Phillips, B.D. Correspondence 4

Subseries: Private Papers
  • Personal Medical Expenses, restricted.

  • Personal (Financial, Etc.), restricted.

Box 13

III. Series: Manuscripts

Subseries: B.D. Phillips; Life and Letters
  • Notes for Phillips Book

  • Details

  • Set-up Copy

  • Paste-up Copy

  • Information Pages

  • Forward by Mildred Welshimer Phillips

  • Preface

  • Chapter 1

  • Chapter 2

  • Chapter 3

  • Chapter 4

  • Chapter 5

  • Chapter 6

  • Chapter 7

  • Chapter 8

  • Chapter 9

  • Chapter 10

  • Memorabilia

  • Resolutions and Tributes

  • Index

  • Life and Letters of (Regarding Life of B.D. Book)

  • Life and Letters (moved from Research Files).

Subseries: Christians Only
  • Christians Only (Opening and Introduction)

  • Christians Only 1

  • Christians Only 2

  • Christians Only 3

  • Christians Only 4

  • Christians Only 5

  • Christians Only 6

  • Christians Only 7

  • Christians Only 8

  • Christians Only 9

  • Christians Only 10

  • Christians Only 11

  • Christians Only 12

  • Christians Only 13

  • Christians Only 14

  • Christians Only 15

  • Christians Only 16

  • Christians Only 17

  • Christians Only 18

  • Christians Only 19

  • Christians Only 20

  • Christians Only 21

  • Christians Only 22

  • Christians Only 23

  • Christians Only (Index)

Box 14

Subseries: The Free Church, Cheviot Lessons
  • Chapter 1

  • Chapter 2

  • Chapter 3

  • Chapter 4

  • Chapter 5

  • Chapter 6

  • Chapter 7

  • Chapter 8

  • Chapter 9

  • Chapter 10

  • Chapter 11

  • Chapter 12

  • Detail Pages

  • Prayer

  • Notes and Bibliography

  • Proofs Pages

Subseries: Memoirs
  • Contents

  • Information Pages

  • Chapter 1

  • Chapter 2

  • Chapter 3

  • Chapter 4

  • Chapter 5

  • Chapter 6

  • Chapter 7

  • Chapter 8

  • Chapter 9

  • Chapter 10

  • Chapter 11

  • Chapter 12

  • Chapter 13

  • Chapter 14

  • Chapter 15

  • Chapter 16

  • Chapter 17

Box 15

  • Chapter 18

  • Chapter 19

  • Chapter 20

  • Chapter 21

  • Chapter 22

  • Chapter 23

  • Chapter 24

  • Chapter 25

  • Chapter 26

  • Chapter 27

  • Chapter 28

  • Details Correspondence (With printers, Etc.)

  • Index

  • Page Proofs 1

  • Page Proofs 2

Subseries: Protestant Revolt
  • Protestant Revolt (Introduction)

  • Protestant Revolt (Forward)

  • Protestant Revolt 1

  • Protestant Revolt 2

  • Protestant Revolt 3

  • Protestant Revolt 4

  • Protestant Revolt 5

  • Protestant Revolt 6

  • Protestant Revolt 7

  • Protestant Revolt 8

  • Protestant Revolt 9

  • Protestant Revolt 10

  • Protestant Revolt 11

  • Protestant Revolt 12

  • Protestant Revolt 13

  • Protestant Revolt 14

  • Protestant Revolt 15

  • Protestant Revolt (Epilogue)

  • Road to Freedom for American Churches

  • Teach or Perish

  • The Free Church

Box 16

Subseries: Unpublished Songs, notes, etc.
  • Miscellaneous Correspondence

  • Miscellaneous Sermon Notes

  • Envelopes

  • Poems

  • Jokes, Stories

  • Deeper Meanings

  • Church Programs

  • Song Books

  • Q&A Radio Interview

  • Tax Forms

  • Loose Papers

  • Murch Business Cards

  • Used Envelopes

  • Church Bulletin

  • “From the Library of” Cards for Murch

  • Library to Milligan

  • Speaking Request 1

  • Speaking Request 2

  • Trip Details

  • Writings

IV. Series: Publications

  • A Nation United Under Saul, David and Solomon Adult Student Copy

  • A Nation United Under Saul, David and Solomon Adult Teacher Copy

  • Bible Studies for Christian Action Crusaders

  • Christian Action bible Studies: Subjects: The Lost World and The Way Out

  • Christian Endeavor Publicity

  • Discovering God’s Answer for Life’s Problems Book III Adult Student Copy

  • Discovering God’s Answer for Life’s Problems Book III Adult Teacher Copy

  • Division, Despair, and Hope: The Story of God and His People Part II

  • God’s Answers for Life’s Problems Book IV Adult Student Copy

  • God’s Answers for Life’s Problems Book IV Adult Teacher Copy

  • Junior Quiz Book: Bible Memory Gist for Boys and Girls

  • Studies in Christian Living

  • Study Manual for Christian Action Crusaders

  • The Coming Great Church, A Critique of The World Council of Churches

  • The Sword and The Trowel, Exile and Restoration

  • The World Council of Churches, An Analysis of Evaluation

Box 17

Subseries: Today in Christendom
  • Today in Christendom (A-C)

  • A Confusion of Tongues

  • A Glimmer of Hope

  • A New Commitment

  • All Under One Tent

  • America’s Envoy to the Vatican

  • A New Translation

  • A Vatican Envoy

  • Bartering their Birthright

  • Baptists at the Crossroads

  • Beyond Protestant Statistics

  • Bible Translation at Work

  • Broadcasting the Gospel

  • Bravo for the Baptists

  • Can We Keep American Christian

  • Changes in a Changeless Rome

  • Christ Changing China

  • Christianity and the Racial Crisis

  • Christianity in Southeast Asia

  • Christians and Politics

  • Christian Worldliness

  • Church Amalgamation in the Congo

  • Church and State 1

  • Church and State 2

  • Churches and Losing Members

  • Church Membership at Standstill

  • Conservative Trends in 1973

  • Crisis in Africa

Box 18

  • Today in Christendom (D-N)

  • Death in the Pot

  • Ecclesiastical Extortion

  • Ecclesiastical Language

  • Ethiopia’s Coptic Church

  • Europe United and Romanist

  • Evangelical Missionary Advance

  • Evangelicals Move Forward

  • First Time in 90 Years

  • Forecast for the New Decade

  • From Edinburg to Uppsala

  • Fruits of the Social Gospel

  • Giant Baptist Testimony

  • God and Man at College

  • Good Hope in Britain

  • Great Soul-Winning Venture

  • Handwriting on the Wall

  • In Prayer for the Nations

  • Is Schism Facing Rome

  • Is the Social Gospel Passe

  • Lambeth’s Swan Song

  • Liberal Churches Losing Members

  • Liberal Tighten the Noose

  • Luci’s Baptism

  • Merger Plan Revised

  • Methodism is Slipping

  • Missions By Way of the air Waves

  • Missouri Compromise

  • Moving into the Main Act

  • Moving Toward Revival

  • National Council Dilemma

  • New Emphasis on the Spirit

  • Next Step for Disciples

  • New Battle over Evolution

  • Now It’s “Bilk”

  • Now It’s “World Development”

Box 19

  • Today in Christendom (P-S)

  • Papacy and the World Church

  • Papal Power Challenge

  • Presbyterian Debacle

  • Presidential Religion

  • Princeton and the “Coming Great Church"

  • Propaganda and the Pope

  • “Protestantism is Dead”

  • Reds in the Colleges

  • Religion in Changing Russia

  • Religion in the Public Schools

  • Religious Liberty in Russia

  • Religious War in Ireland

  • Revolt against the Council

  • Romanist Revolution

  • Sabotaging the Creed

  • Second Thoughts About Evangelism

  • Seminaries are Desperate

  • Short Cut to church Union

  • Sobering Statistics

  • Socio-Political Tinkering

  • Soup, Soap, and Salvation

  • State Aid to Parochial Schools

  • State Aid to Religion


  • Today in Christendom (T-W)

  • The Evangelical Voice

  • The flood of New Versions

  • The Frankfurt Declaration

  • The “New Look” in Protestantism

  • The Merging Methodists

  • Theological Giant Passes

  • The Pope’s Visit

  • The Shape of “Neo-Romanism”

  • The State of World Missions

  • The Tragic Story of Atlanta

  • They Speak Our Language

  • The WCC in Red Russia

  • Three Theologies

  • Toward One World Church

  • Trends Toward Unity

  • University Christian Movement

  • What of Israel’s Future?

  • WCC at Canterbury

  • When Evangelism is not Evangelism

  • Whither AATS?

  • “Women’s Lib” and the churches

  • World Council Under Indictment

  • Worldwide Evangelical Action

Box 20

  • Lessons Introduction

  • Gospel Light Correspondence 1

  • Gospel Light Correspondence 2

  • Studies in Christian Living

  • Sample Lesson Course 208

  • 208.1-208.13

  • 291.4

  • 293.1-293.6, 293.8-293.9

  • Protestant Revolution

  • Lessons S&T 293.10-293.13

  • Lessons S 514.1-514.10

  • Lessons T 514.1-514.13

  • Lessons Gospel Light Correspondence

  • Lessons T 231.1-231.13

Box 20

  • Lessons S1-S13

  • Lessons S&T 283.1-283.13

  • Freedom or Restructure

  • Blueprint

  • World Council of Churches (WCC)

  • Free Church

  • An Address

  • Truth about Restructure

  • Validity of Restoration

  • Ecumenical Adventure

  • Holy Spirit 1

  • Holy Spirit 2

  • Manuscripts

  • Beyond Sorrow

  • Christian Endeavor

  • Miscellaneous Collection (Incomplete)

  • B.D. Phillips (Life)

Box 20

  • Artifacts (Being processed)

Recent Submissions

  • James DeForest Murch papers, 1928-1973 

    Murch, James DeForest (2017-05-11)
    James Deforest Murch (1892-1973) was a supporter of the Stone-Campbell Movement, particularly in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He focused his career on advancing Christian education in the local congregation, ...

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