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Dow Kirkpatrick papers, 1975-1976

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/g2dpm

Collection Stored Off-Site

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kirkpatrick, Dow.
Title: Dow Kirkpatrick papers, 1975-1976
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 186
Extent: 0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Contains writings on liberation theology collected by Kirkpatrick while in Peru.
Language:Materials in Spanish and English.

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Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Pitts Theology Library in advance to access this collection.

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


[after identification of item(s)], Dow Kirkpatrick Papers, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Karen L. Esterl, 1999; Trisha Cousino, 2020.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Dow Kirkpatrick was born in Sessner, Illinois, on January 3, 1917. He received his A.B. from Asbury College, B.D. from Emory University, and Ph.D. from Drew University, after which he did postgraduate work at Oxford University in England. Kirkpatrick ministered in many churches in the state of Georgia, among them being St. Mark Methodist Church in Atlanta and First Methodist Church in Athens. He also served several councils and conferences, including the World Methodist Council and the World Methodist Conference. Since 1975, he has served as a “missionary-in-reverse” in Latin America and North America. In addition, Kirkpatrick has written and edited numerous published works, some of them being the following: Faith Born in the Struggle for Life: Re-reading of Protestant Faith in Latin America Today, The Living God, The Holy Spirit, Six Days and Sunday: Pew-pulpit Dialogue. Kirkpatrick resided in Atlanta, Georgia, until his death on March 10, 2004. He was 87 years old.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of spanish-language writings on liberation theology, which Kirkpatrick collected while he was in Peru. The bulk of these materials concern the dialectic between Christianity and Communism.

Boxes 2 - 18 of this collection are unprocessed.

In 2016, additional materials were donated to the Kirkpatrick collection. These inlcude oversize religious comics scrapbooks and a fiftieth anniversary plaque.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Journadas de reflexion teologica [photocopies], 1976
1 2 Journadas de reflexion teologica [originals], 1976
1 3 Marxismo y fe Cristiana [photocopies], 1975
1 4 Marxismo y fe Cristiana [photocopies], 1975
1 5 Marxismo y fe Cristiana [originals], 1975
Oversize Materials
21 Fiftieth Anniversary Plaque, 1988
20 Ministerial Mirth volume 2, religious comics scrapbook, 1965
21 Ministerial Mirth volume 3, religious comics scrapbook, 1956-1966
20 Ministerial Mirth volume 3, religious comics scrapbook, 1968
20 Ministerial Mirth volume 4, religious comics scrapbook, 1967-1968
19 Ministerial Mirth volume 69, religious comics scrapbook, 1968-1969
20 Ministerial Mirth volume 70, religious comics scrapbook, 1970
21 Ministerial Mirth volume 71, religious comics scrapbook, 1971-1973
19 Ministerial Mirth volume 72, religious comics scrapbook, 1972-1973
19 Ministerial Mirth volume 73, religious comics scrapbook, 1972-1973
21 Ministerial Mirth volume 74, religious comics scrapbook, 1973-1974
20 Ministerial Mirth volume 87, religious comics scrapbook, 1971-1974
20 Ministerial Mirth, religious comics scrapbook, 1963
21 Pastor's Playboy or Sacreligious Smut, religious comics scrapbook, 1954
21 Untitled religious comics scrapbook (Red Cover), 1944-1956