Hendrikus Boers papers, 1963-1997

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Boers, Hendrikus.
Title: Hendrikus Boers papers, 1963-1997
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 325
Extent: 6.00 cubic ft. (7 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of correspondence, drafts of writings and outlines of lectures, and other papers that document Boers’ lengthy career as a New Testament scholar, educator, and leader at Candler School of Theology.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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


Processed by Aimee Morgan, 2006.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Hendrikus Wouterus Boers was born in Ermelo, South Africa, on 3 February 1928. He attended the University of Pretoria (B.A. 1952, M.A. 1955, B.D. 1956) and the University of Bonn (Doctor of Theology, 1962). After completing his doctoral degree, Boers accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Candler School of Theology. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1969, and later attained the rank of Professor. While at Candler, Boers served administrative roles in both Candler and the Graduate Division of Religion in the New Testament Department, in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree program, and in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree program. He retired in 1997 and currently holds the title Professor Emeritus.

Boers has published widely. His books include The Diversity of New Testament Christological Concepts and the Confession of Faith (1962), What is New Testament Theology?: The Rise of Criticism and the Problem of a Theology of the New Testament (1979), Who Was Jesus?: The Historical Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels (1989), The Justification of the Gentiles: Paul's Letters to the Galatians and Romans (1994), and Christ in the Life of the Believer: In Place of a Christology of Paul (2005).

Boers lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Ida. They have three children.

Scope and Content Note

The Hendrikus Boers papers document Boers’ lengthy career as a New Testament scholar, educator, and leader at Candler School of Theology. They include correspondence with Emory colleagues, other scholars, and publishers; drafts of writings and outlines of lectures, and files related to the administration of the New Testament Department and several degree programs in Candler and in the Graduate Division of Religion in Emory University.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 5 series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Writings and Lectures, (3) Research, (4) Administrative Files, and (5) Classes.

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