HAMILTON, JAMES WALLACE, 1900-1968.
James Wallace Hamilton sermons, 1938-1968

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hamilton, James Wallace, 1900-1968.
Title: James Wallace Hamilton sermons, 1938-1968
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 082
Extent: 5.9 cubic ft. (17 boxes)
Abstract:Contains manuscript versions of sermons Hamilton delivered at the Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. Stored off site. Forty eight hours advance notice required to access collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], James Wallace Hamilton Sermons, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Cynthia Crouch, July 1987.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The son of John Wallace and Elizabeth M. (Warren) Hamilton, James Wallace Hamilton, was born in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada on May 4, 1900. A Methodist minister, he was ordained a deacon in 1929 and received full connections as elder in 1932. From 1927 to 1929 he served as minister at Trinity Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. He also ministered to the Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg from 1929 until 1968, the year of his death.

Scope and Content Note

About 400 manuscript versions of sermons delivered at the Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Spanning from 1938 to 1968, the sermons are arranged chronologically. Sound recordings were made for many of Dr. Hamilton's sermons. An index of those sermons on cassette tape is available in the library.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 The temple of human mothers (see also The hall of human mothers, May 8, 1955), 1938 May 8
1 1 The trowell and the sword, 1939
1 1 Is it sin to sin, 1940 March 10
1 1 The church in the wilderness, 1942 January 18
1 1 For whom the bell tolls, 1942 March 22
1 2 Shall we permit America to be Hitlerized, 1946 December 9
1 2 Earth might be fair, 1947 February 16
1 2 The voice of America, 1947 November 23
1 2 Wanted--great gamblers, 1948 March 21
1 2 Slipping feet (see also What a man learned in church, January 6, 1957), 1948 November 7
1 3 Do you want to be healthy, 1949 January 23
1 3 Living above our heads (see also The making of a disciple, March 3, 1957), 1949 January 30
1 3 Christianity and psychology (see also Where religion and psychology meet, February 9, 1964), 1949 February 13
1 3 The world is not enough, 1949 March 27
1 3 The Protestant assignment, 1950 October 29
1 3 The greatest Christian opportunity in 500 years, 1950 May 21
1 4 Undermining our heritage, 1950 November 19
1 4 Drum major instincts, 1949 March 6
1 4 Riders for wild horses, 1949 February 27
1 4 Fruitful frustrations, 1949 March 20
1 5 Turning tyrants into servants, 1949 April 10
1 5 The man of the centuries, 1950 January 1
1 5 The church under the sky, 1950 January 22
1 5 The sovereignty of God (see also The Question of sovereignty, February 5, 1956), 1950 February 26
1 5 The words of God (see also The God who speaks his mind, December 9, 1956), 1950 March 5
1 5 Does Christianity have a chance?, 1950 December 24
1 6 Interruptions, 1950 December 3
1 6 Make a friend of your fear, 1951 January 7
1 6 How free is freedom, 1951 January 21
1 6 No short-cuts, 1951 February 25
1 7 The power of anger, 1951 March 11
1 7 Lost islands, 1951 May 6
1 7 The communion of saints, 1951 October 28
1 7 What is the big idea?, 1951 November 18
1 8 Hold what you have, 1952 April 20
1 8 Getting the first thing right, 1952 February 3
1 8 Overcoming emotional depression, 1952 June 1
1 8 Three men on a mountain, 1952 November 2
1 8 The gods that fail, 1952 November 16
1 8 Be thankful for the now, 1952 November 23
1 9 Thine is the kingdom, 1952 December 21
1 9 Shattered dreams, 1953 January 25
1 9 Remember who you are, 1953 February 8
1 9 Horns and halos in human nature, 1953 February 15
1 10 What the dickens is sin?, 1953 February 22
1 10 The magic of forgiveness, 1953 March 1
1 10 Waste, want and worthiness, 1953 March 8
1 10 Salvation--magical or moral, 1953 March 15
1 11 The miracle in the heart, 1953 March 22
1 11 That fellow who stayed at home, 1953 April 12
1 11 The church that is in thy house, 1953 May 10
1 11 How to make religion vital, 1953 October 18
1 12 A gentleman's gratitude, 1953 November 22
1 12 Wisdom from above, 1953 December 13
1 12 The pearl of great price, 1954 January 10
1 12 Coming out of the wilderness, 1954 January 17
1 13 Make room for the children, 1954 January 24
1 13 Beachheads to brotherhood (see also Sit-ins among the shut-outs, February 2, 1964), 1954 February 21
1 13 The contagion of attractive religion, 1954 March 14
1 13 Home is the heart, 1954 May 9
1 13 Twenty-five years at Pasadena Church, 1954 May 30
1 14 The sound of a gentle stillness, 1954 October 17
1 14 A colony of heaven, 1954 November 14
1 14 How much do you owe? 1954 November 21
1 14 Are Christian people behind the times? 1954 December 5
1 14 The Christian in an unchristian world, 1954 December 24
1 15 Going home another way, 1954 December 26
1 15 What kind of religion must we return to? 1955 January 9
1 15 The gospel needs the world, 1955 January 23
1 15 What is a Christian, 1955 January 30
1 15 The great compulsion, 1955 February 20
1 16 Shopping for a revolution, 1955 February 27
1 16 Standing up to life (Stand up to life), 1955 March 6
1 16 The Earth is the center, 1955 April 10
1 16 Keeping up with the mind of Christ, 1955 April 24
1 16 Four roads to home (see also Little journeys our homes must make, May 12, 1963), 1955 May 1
1 17 The hall of human mothers (see also The temple of human mothers, May 8, 1938), 1956 May 8
1 17 Swallow your must! 1955 May 15
1 17 The altar and the pulpit, 1955 October 30
1 17 Principles and peccadillos, 1955 December 11
1 17 Finding the word, 1955 December 18
1 18 Like light shining in the dark, 1955 December 25
1 18 They who would change the world, 1956 January 8
1 18 The question of sovereignty (see also The sovereignty of God, February 26, 1950), 1956 February 5
1 18 Providence (of God), 1956 February 12
1 18 Jesus said "Father," 1956 February 19
1 19 The other words of God, 1956 March 4
1 19 The image of God, 1956 March 11
1 19 The significance of his silence (also known as The silence of God), 1956 March 18
1 19 Power and patience (also known as The power of God), 1956 March 25
1 20 The God of the living, 1956 April 1
1 20 Good news in bad times, 1956 April 8
1 20 What are you in tune with? 1956 April 22
1 20 Isn't it fun to be fooled? 1956 April 29
1 21 The aims of education, 1956 May 6
1 21 Missing the highest, 1956 November 4
1 21 The strength that comes through faith, 1956 November 11
1 21 The faithfulness of God, 1956 November 18
1 22 When the halo spoils the picture, 1956 December 2
1 22 The God who speaks his mind (see also The words of God, March 5, 1950), 1956 December 9
1 22 No room in the inn, 1956 December 23
1 22 When God shakes the world, 1956 December 30
1 23 What a man learned in church (see also Slipping feet, November 7, 1948), 1957 January 6
1 23 How can we keep the song? 1957 January 13
1 23 The importance of talk, 1957 January 27
1 23 Keeping up with the horses, 1957 February 10
1 24 The making of a disciple (see also Living above our heads, January 30, 1949), 1957 March 3
1 24 How much can you take, 1957 March 10
1 24 What does it mean to believe? 1957 March 31
1 25 The mystery of God, 1957 April 7
1 25 The love of God, 1957 April 14
1 25 Christ is risen--why? 1957 April 21
1 26 Get your calendar up-to-date, 1957 April 28
1 26 Make it personal, 1957 May 26
1 26 What can the righteous do? 1957 October 20
1 26 The difficulty of not being Christian, 1957 November 3
1 27 A will, a wall and a bit of red tape, 1957 November 10
1 27 The ministry of the encouragers, 1957 November 17
1 27 Lest we forget, 1957 November 24
1 27 Other little ships, 1957 December 1
1 28 Antidote for discouragement, 1957 December 8
1 28 The laughter of the skies, 1957 December 15
1 28 If you get where you're going, where wil you be, 1958 January 5
1 28 The best things in the worst times, 1958 January 19
1 28 Now is the time, 1958 January 26
1 28 The misery of being bored, 1958 February 2
1 29 Time to move, 1958 February 16
1 29 How can we transmit our faith to our children, 1958 February 23
1 29 The most useful pain in the world, 1958 March 16
1 29 The gospel of another chance, 1958 March 23
1 29 Out of this world, 1958 April 6
1 29 A lingering Easter, 1958 April 13
1 30 Finding fault faultlessly, 1958 April 20
1 30 How to become a Christian, 1958 April 27
1 30 Beyond a passing grade, 1958 May 4
1 30 The rights of a child, 1958 May 11
1 30 How fast are you growing up, 1958 May 18
1 31 The dignity of self respect, 1958 May 25
1 31 The motive power of hope, 1958 October 12
1 31 Christ and human failure, 1958 October 19
1 31 The deeper response, 1958 October 26
1 31 Now concerning the collection, 1958 November 9
1 32 The church among the unemployed, 1958 November 16
1 32 How was green was my valley, 1958 November 23
1 32 Sleeping well on windy nights, 1958 November 30
1 32 The most valuable letters in the world, 1958 December 7
1 33 Change your mind and accept the new age, 1958 December 28
1 33 Beyond the half-way place, 1959 January 4
1 33 What communism is doing for us, 1959 January 11
1 33 The Christian revelation and revolution, 1959 January 18
1 33 What does a boy want, 1959 February 8
1 33 The land of beginning again, 1959 February 15
1 34 Our deeper resources, 1959 March 15
1 34 The central thing in discipleship, 1959 April 5
1 34 How big is your gospel, 1959 April 19
1 34 Three chairs, 1959 May 3
1 34 Baptized for the dead, 1959 May 10
1 35 Indirect evangelism, 1959 May 17
1 35 A sense of what is vital, 1959 May 24
1 35 Moment of truth, 1959 October 18
1 35 What is right with the church, 1959 October 25
1 36 Three high mountains to climb, 1959 November 1
1 36 The necessities of life, 1959 November 8
1 36 The cost of things, 1959 November 22
1 36 The sign and secret of growth, 1959 November 29
1 36 The gods of our enemies, 1959 December 6
1 37 The pitfalls of philosophy, 1959 December 13
1 37 Ideas in search of an author, 1959 December 14
1 37 The mind of Christ, 1959 December 20
1 37 The disturbing Christ, 1959 December 27
1 37 What is there in it for me, 1960 January 17
1 38 The trumpet of urgency, 1960 January 24
1 38 Make yourself unanimous, 1960 January 31
1 38 Between an atom and a star, 1960 February 7
1 38 The man under the sun, 1960 February 14
1 38 The gospel for an age of anxiety, 1960 February 21
1 39 Would you feel at home there? 1960 March 6
1 39 What makes the church, 1960 March 13
1 40 Three answers to evil (We are the wrestlers), 1960 March 27
1 40 The ageless choice, 1960 April 10
1 40 Good morning, 1960 April 17
1 41 Pessimism and perspective, 1960 April 24
1 41 How are things at home, 1960 May 15
1 41 The sin of the third tongue, 1960 May 22
1 42 Remember now, 1960 May 29
1 42 Where now is thy God, 1960 October 9
1 42 Getting out the marginal vote, 1960 October 16
1 42 Three prepositions, 1960 October 23
1 43 We need a twentieth century reformation, 1960 October 30
1 43 Can the church keep out of politics, 1960 November 6
1 43 What can we get along without, 1960 November 13
1 44 Thanksgiving in three dimensions, 1960 November 20
1 44 The problem of the surplus, 1960 November 27
1 44 What you don't know will hurt you, 1960 December 4
1 44 The lure of learning, 1960 December 11
1 45 The uniqueness of Christ, 1960 December 18
1 45 Glory and glamour, 1960 December 25
1 45 Keep moving, 1961 January 1
1 45 What is the church for, 1961 January 8
1 46 The demand for maturity, 1961 January 15
1 46 The romance of religion (The most thrilling thing in the world), 1961 January 22
1 46 Is respectability enough? 1961 January 29
1 47 The Christian understanding of happiness, 1961 February 5
1 47 The meaning of forgiveness, 1961 February 12
1 47 The power of the purpose, 1961 February 19
1 48 The man of the watchtower, 1961 March 5
1 48 [Untitled] 1961 March 12
1 48 Questions of the day and the question of the day, 1961 March 19
1 48 A grain of wheat, 1961 March 26
1 49 Things that cannot die, 1961 April 2
1 49 When power comes, 1961 April 9
1 49 Why Jesus spoke in parables, 1961 April 23
1 49 Where do we stop listening, 1961 April 30
1 50 The world is yours, 1961 May 7
1 50 Fifty candle power, 1961 May 14
1 50 What is that in thy hand, 1961 May 21
1 50 The importance of one person, 1961 May 28
1 51 The inner defenses, 1961 October 15
1 51 The temptations of a troubled time, 1961 October 22
1 52 The continuing influence of Luther, 1961 October 29
1 52 The open window, 1961 November 5
1 52 Beyond an attitude, 1961 November 12
1 53 Stand up for American freedom (The battle for the free mind), 1961 November 19
1 53 Getting ourselves right, 1961 November 26
1 54 Beyond the reach of trouble, 1961 December 3
1 54 The Bible, a timeless book, 1961 December 10
1 55 Move away that mountain, 1961 December 17
1 55 What chance has Christianity to survive, 1961 December 24
1 55 Stairways to the sky, 1961 December 31
1 56 Rebuilding a lost faith, 1962 January 7
1 56 The pitfalls of tolerance, 1962 January 14
1 56 Certainty in confusion, 1962 January 21
1 57 Realism and reality, 1962 January 28
1 57 The fragmentation of life, 1962 February 4
1 58 Between Jordan and Jericho, 1962 February 11
1 58 Conformity, 1962 February 18
1 59 How to be a rebel, 1962 February 25
1 59 The big house on the hill, 1962 March 4
1 59 Bare feet in the palace, 1962 March 11
1 59 One small handle to hold, 1962 March 18
1 60 The bewildered layman, 1962 March 25
1 60 The shadow of rejection, 1962 April 8
1 60 More divine than any miracle, 1962 April 15
1 60 For those who can't believe, 1962 April 22
1 61 The church which is his body, 1962 April 29
1 61 Her majesty, the queen, 1962 May 13
1 61 The message of Christ, 1962 May 20
1 62 What do we expect of worship, 1962 October 21
1 62 What do you expect of your ministers, 1962 October 28
1 62 When Jesus went to church, 1962 November 4
1 62 What does the church expect of laymen, 1962 November 11
1 63 The subversive nature of ingratitude, 1962 November 18
1 63 Our dangerous virtues, 1962 November 25
1 63 Lengthen the cords! Strengthen the stakes! 1962 December 2
1 63 Once there was a slave, 1962 December 9
1 64 Once when the time was right (no copy available), 1962 December 16
1 64 Christ, the golden milestone of the ages, 1962 December 23
1 64 Time does something more than pass, 1962 December 30
1 64 The power is in the yes, 1963 January 6
1 65 The last straw, the even measure, and the second mile, 1963 January 13
1 65 A faith for the nuclear age, 1963 January 27
1 66 Just what is a Christian, 1963 February 3
1 66 Renewal begins within, 1963 February 10
1 66 Hidden treasures, 1963 February 24
1 67 The deep roots of peace, 1963 March 3
1 67 When the zest goes out of life, 1963 March 10
1 68 Reluctant missionaries, 1963 March 17
1 68 The God who waits, 1963 March 31
1 68 The Upper Room, 1963 April 7
1 69 Can civilization rise again, 1963 April 14
1 69 To be continued, 1963 April 21
1 69 Are you wasting your emotions, 1963 April 28
1 70 How is your bank account? 1963 May 5
1 70 Little journeys our homes must make (see also Four roads to home, May 1, 1955), 1963 May 12
1 70 To keep life tasting good, 1963 May 19
1 71 Are people getting bored with religion (Religious dropouts), 1963 October 20
1 71 Something of which we need not be ashamed, 1963 October 27
1 71 You can take it with you, 1963 November 3
1 72 His majesty, the repairman! 1963 November 10
1 72 The heresy of the heart, 1963 November 17
1 73 What are we doing well? 1963 November 24
1 73 What are we leaving out, 1963 December 1
1 73 Your own private chapel, 1963 December 8
1 74 The wisdom of the incarnation, 1963 December 15
1 74 The mind of one in the many, 1963 December 22
1 74 A wholesome resolution, 1963 December 29
1 75 Unfinished business, 1964 January 5
1 75 Giants in the land, 1964 January 12
1 76 The art of the alibi, 1964 January 19
1 76 Built-in limitations, 1964 January 26
1 76 Sit-ins among the shut-outs (see also Beachheads to brotherhood, February 21, 1954), 1964 February 2
1 77 Where religion and psychology meet (see also Christianity and psychology, February 13, 1949), 1964 February 9
1 77 The laws of community life (One great hour), 1964 February 16
1 77 Serendipity, 1964 February 23
1 78 The mystery of growth, 1964 March 1
1 78 How to find yourself (The way to life), 1964 March 8
1 78 The inescapable way (The way to survive), 1964 March 15
1 78 Mighty to grasp the idea, 1964 March 22
2 1 The grave and the garden, 1964 March 29
2 1 Motives that lead to Christ, 1964 April 5
2 2 Making the most of what you are, 1964 April 12
2 2 Right or wrong--how can I know? 1964 April 19
2 2 The growth of Christian ethics, 1964 April 26
2 3 We must have both, 1964 May 17
2 3 Using the present moment, 1964 May 24
2 3 The things that happen to you, 1964 July 19
2 4 The most convincing argument (The unanswerable answer), 1964 July 26
2 4 Beyond the reach of trouble, 1964 August 23
2 4 Are you tired? 1964 October 18
2 4 Can the churches be the church, 1964 October 25
2 5 Raising Cain! 1964 November 1
2 5 By way of the wilderness, 1964 November 8
2 5 The charges against the church, 1964 November 15
2 6 The touch of influence, 1964 November 22
2 6 The runner and the race, 1964 November 29
2 6 The reach for greatness (A scramble for chief seats), 1964 December 6
2 7 How to recognize a Christian, 1964 December 13
2 7 The silent years, 1964 December 20
2 7 You can't go home again, 1964 December 27
2 8 The romance of an idea, 1965 January 3
2 8 The idea of progress, 1965 January 10
2 8 When the barbarian comes, 1965 January 17
2 9 New patches or new creations, 1965 January 24
2 9 The core of Christianity, 1965 January 31
2 10 The story and the glory of the church, 1965 February 14
2 10 The lure of the infinitive, 1965 February 21
2 11 Believe or be damned, 1965 February 28
2 11 We that are strong ought, 1965 March 7
2 11 This question of church and state, 1965 March 14
2 12 Take a look at yourself, 1965 March 21
2 12 Not good if detached, 1965 March 28
2 12 Christ the saviour, 1965 April 4 (5?)
2 12 The cross on main street, 1965 April 11
2 13 The fact and the force of the resurrection, 1965 April 18
2 13 More beyond, 1965 April 25
2 13 What are our mothers thinking, 1965 May 9
2 14 At home in God's world, 1965 May 16
2 14 Take good care of your heart, 1965 May 23
2 14 Making use of what we cannot understand, 1965 May 30
2 15 "Overwhelmed," 1965 October 24
2 15 What goes on in there, 1965 October 31
2 16 Where is your church, 1965 November 7
2 16 When worship is a pleasure, 1965 November 14
2 16 Grace and gratitude, 1965 November 21
2 17 The unclaimed heritage, 1965 November 28
2 17 How to improve your hearing, 1965 December 5
2 17 Why four Gospels? 1965 December 12
2 18 What do you see? 1965 December 19
2 18 Four windows to life, 1965 December 26
2 18 Can the church catch up with the times, 1966 January 2
2 19 The place of religion in a world of confusion, 1966 January 9
2 19 That muddy old river, 1966 January 16
2 19 The shine on the Black (The relevance of preaching), 1966 January 23
2 20 The seed, the soil, and the secret, 1966 January 30
2 20 The creed, the code, and the cause, 1966 February 6
2 20 The validity of the Christian experience, 1966 February 20
2 21 The grandeur and the misery of man, 1966 February 27
2 21 On a clear day you can see forever, 1966 March 6
2 22 How good do we have to be, 1966 March 13
2 22 The anatomy of courage, 1966 March 20
2 22 Not enough of an answer, 1966 March 27
2 23 The cross in every tree, 1966 April 3
2 23 Beginning to dawn, 1966 April 10
2 23 Come closer in! 1966 April 24
2 23 How to be a saint, 1966 May 1
2 24 The clash between age and youth, 1966 May 8
2 24 Forces that shape our lives, 1966 May 15
2 24 Why Jesus was not a cynic, 1966 May 22
2 24 What the world is waiting for, 1966 May 29
2 25 Simplifying religion, 1966 October 30
2 25 "Signs in the sky," 1966 November 6
2 25 Live by appreciation, 1966 November 20
2 25 Encouragements to prayer, 1966 November 27
2 26 Christ and the blue pencil, 1966 December 4
2 26 What can we do on Sunday? 1966 December 11
2 26 The moment, 1966 December 18
2 26 Don't move the angels! 1966 December 25
2 27 If you had only one wish, 1967 January 1
2 27 The church in the new generation, 1967 January 8
2 27 The death of the gods, 1967 January 15
2 28 Altars to the unknown (The unknown God), 1967 January 22
2 28 The shadow of Caesar, 1967 January 29
2 28 When disappointment is a door, 1967 February 5
2 29 Can we have good without God? 1967 February 12
2 29 How much is a refugee worth? 1967 February 19
2 29 Are we letting ourselves down? 1967 February 26
2 30 Have dominion! 1967 March 5
2 30 The strength of a clean anger, 1967 March 12
2 30 The meaning of the cross, 1967 March 19
2 30 Why we believe in everlasting life, 1967 March 26
2 30 How long is your shadow? 1967 April 9
2 30 The man who cast the longest shadow, 1967 April 16
2 30 Is there reality in divine guidance? 1967 April 23
2 31 Let's get on the offensive, 1967 June 4
2 31 Make the room fit the picture, 1967 October 29
2 31 What can one person do? 1967 November 12
2 31 What is business for? 1967 November 19
2 31 The pattern of protest, 1967 November 26
2 31 How large is the earth? 1967 December 3
2 31 Getting wise to life, 1967 December 10
2 32 The irreducible word, 1967 December 17
2 32 What do we celbrate at Christmas? 1967 December 24
2 32 Glory on the common ways, 1967 December 31
2 32 This matter of inner poise, 1968 January 7
2 33 Blunders, bombers, and builders! 1968 January 14
2 33 The force and form of renewal, 1968 January 28
2 33 Is secularism enemy or ally? (God--outside the temple), 1968 February 11
2 33 The is too short, the ceiling too low! 1968 February 18
2 33 The pattern of protest I-IV
2 33 The pattern of protest II (How to be a rebel), 1968 February 25
2 33 The pattern of protest III (The silent ones), 1968 March 3
2 34 The baffling silences of God, 1968 March 10
2 34 The anatomy of courage, 1968 March 17
2 34 The Hiddenness of God, 1968 March 24
2 34 The seeking God, 1968 March 31
2 35 The city of the living God, 1968 April 7
2 35 All the world's a stage! 1968 April 14
2 36 A night of emptiness, 1968 April 28
2 36 A struggle against a dream, 1968 May 5
2 36 What are lifting up? 1968 May 12
2 37 The pattern of protest IV (On the boundary), 1968 May 19
2 37 How to build a house (The building and the storm), 1968 May 26
2 38 Index to recorded sermons housed in the Pitts Theology Library, 1938-1968
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