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DEISSMANN, ADOLF, 1866-1937.
Gustav Adolf Deissmann Protestant Weekly letter, 1914-1916

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/g2c90

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Deissmann, Adolf, 1866-1937.
Title: Gustav Adolf Deissmann Protestant Weekly letter, 1914-1916
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 182
Extent: 0.3 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Consists of letters, mostly typescript, written by Deissmann between 1914 and 1916.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Gustav Adolf Deissmann Protestant Weekly Letter, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Karen L. Esterl, 1999.

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Biographical Note

Gustav Adolf Deissmann was a prominent German theologian and scholar. He earned his D.Theol. at Marburg and his D.D. at Aberdeen, St. Andrew’s, Manchester. Deissmann was a professor of Theology at the University of Berlin and wrote numerous scholarly works. Those of his writings that are available in English include Bible studies: contributions, chiefly from papyri and inscriptions, to the history of the language, the literature, and the religion of Hellenistic Judaism and primitive Christianity; Light from the ancient East: the New Testament illustrated by recently discovered texts of the Graeco-Roman world; The religion of Jesus and the faith of Paul; Paul, a study in social and religious history; and The New Testament in the light of modern research.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters, mostly typescript, written by Deissmann between 1914 and 1916. In an introductory letter to the “Protestant weekly letter,” Deissmann claims that the “great war of 1914 has been the cause of a distinct, and in many places marked[,] revival of Christian life.” Accordingly, Deissmann wrote this series of letters to describe “some details of this very interesting religious time for a number of prominent American personalities.” With the exception of a few loose pages, the letters are arranged in chronological order with the bulk of them dated as having been written in 1915.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Letter, Berlin-Wilmersdorf [to unknown recipient], 1914 December 10
1 2 Letters, Berlin, 1914 December 13-1915 April 16
1 3 Letters, Berlin, 1915 April 23-July 17
1 4 Letters, Berlin, 1915 July 24-1916 July 12
1 5 Loose unidentified page, undated