Dow Kirkpatrick papers, 1975-1976

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


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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 entirely in Spanish.

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

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


Processed by Karen L. Esterl, 1999.

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. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of writings on liberation theology collected by Kirkpatrick while he was in Peru. The writings are all in Spanish, and the bulk of them concern the dialectic between Christianity and Communism.

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