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M. Richard Shaull papers

 Collection — Box: 1-6
Identifier: SCM 419

Scope and Contents

The M. Richard Shaull Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence to and from Shaull; writings and publications by Shaull and others on Christianity and theology in Latin America, liberation theology, theology and political theory, ethics; subject files, lecture and course notes; and photographs and memorabilia Shaull collected during his ministry and teaching careers in the United States, Brazil, and Costa Rica.


  • 1938 - 2003

Language of Materials

English, Portuguese, Spanish, German

Biographical / Historical

The Rev. Dr. M. Richard Shaull was Henry Winters Luce emeritus professor of ecumenics at Princeton Theological Seminary. Born in Felton, Pa., he graduated from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania and received bachelor, master, and doctor of theology degrees from Princeton Seminary. He served from 1942 to 1962 as a missionary in Colombia and Brazil. He was appointed professor of Christian mission and taught at PTS from 1962 until he retired in 1980. A former president of the World Student Christian Federation from 1968 to 1972, Shaull was instrumental in the 1966 Conference of Church and Society in Geneva. He taught at Inst. Pastoral Hispano, General Theological Seminary, New York Theological Seminary, and at seminaries in Costa Rica, Brazil, Guatemala, and Mexico. He wrote and spoke extensively on Latin American liberation theology.


7.5 Linear Feet (6 Boxes)


The collection is arranged in seven series: major publications, theological journals, writings, correspondence, and three later accessions: M. Richard Shaull Collection Addenda; Personal items, post retirement; and Rogers Carrington notes on Seminars with the Youth Associates Staff.

Processing Information

The bulk of the collection was processed and inventoried February 2000 by Joshua Cole and Donnie Mitchell. It was updated February 2006 and edited February 2008. Series 5 through 7 retain their original order and folders when possible. The current finding aid was created by staff.

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Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
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Princeton NJ 08540 USA