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The Brevard S. Childs Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 041

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 0.4 linear feet of manuscripts and typescripts of significant works by and about Dr. Childs, as well as correspondence and course notes.

Dates

  • 1948-1997

Language of Materials

English

Access:

There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Brevard S. Childs Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1923 September 2
Born, Columbia, South Carolina
1943-1945
Served in United States Army
1947
Graduated, Master of Arts, University of Michigan
1947-1950
Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
1950-1955
Student, Doctor of Theology, University of Basel
1951
Student, University of Heidelberg
1954
Ordained, New England Presbytery
1954-1958
Professor, Old Testament, Mission House Seminary, Plymouth, Wisconsin
1958-1999
Professor, Old Testament, Yale Divinity School
1981
Awarded honorary Doctorate of Theology, University of Aberdeen
1992
Awarded honorary Doctorate of Theology, University of Glasgow
2007
Died

Biographical Information

Dr. Childs was born September 2, 1923 in Columbia, South Carolina. He received a Master of Arts at the University of Michigan in 1947, a Bachelor of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1950, and the Doctor of Theology at The University of Basel, Switzerland in 1955. He was ordained into ministry by the Wisconsin Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 1954. For more than thirty-five years he was Professor of Old Testament at Yale Divinity School. Dr. Childs authored more than a dozen published books.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 Box )

Processing Information:

This collection of papers was given to the Library of Princeton Theological Seminary by Dr. Childs in the summer of 1995. Additions were made in April 1996 and October 1997. The collection consists of manuscripts and typescripts of significant works by and about Dr. Childs, as well as correspondence and course notes.
Title
The Brevard S. Childs Manuscript Collection
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
Date
2009
Description rules
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Repository Details

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

Contact:
Princeton Theological Seminary
Library
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA