GUNNEMANN, JON P., Collection, 1962-2007

MSS 348


Extent: 11 records boxes (Boxes 1-11), 11.44 cu. ft.

Access: Unrestricted.

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Citation: [Title or Description of Item], Jon P. Gunnemann Papers, MSS 348, Archives and Manuscripts Department, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Biographical Sketch

A distinguished ethicist, Jon P. Gunnemann held several academic appointments throughout his career.These include appointments at Pennsylvania State University from 1970-1976, Yale Divinity School from 1976-1981, and Emory University from 1981until his retirement in 2008.In addition, he has taught business ethics at the Yale School of Organization and Management and at the Emory School of Business Administration.Outside the academic world, he was active in the local and national affairs of the United Church of Christ and engaged in frequent consulting and lecturing, especially in the areas of business ethics and economic ethics.He married a German national and fathered three children.


Dr. Gunnemann earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard College (A.B., 1962), his theological work at Yale University (M.A., 1969; Ph.D. 1975).In 1964-1965 he was an ecumenical Fellow at Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan, under the auspices of the United Church of Christís Board of World Ministries.In 1983-1984 he did post-doctoral research at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.


Dr. Gunnemannís general field of teaching and research centered on ethics, economics, and politics, with special interests in business and economic ethics, Christianity and Marxism, religion and modernization, and the relation between ethics and social and political theory.He authored The Moral Meaning of Revolution, co-authored The Ethical Investor, and edited The Nation-State and Transnational Corporations in Conflict, plus numerous articles and reviews.


Scope and Content Note

The John P. Gunnemann Collection is housed in 11 records boxes.Series I: Education includes correspondence and ephemera from Gunnemannís 1964-1965 internship in Japan as well as original drafts of major papers he wrote during both his undergraduate and graduate studies, including several theses.The materials present in Series I provide an excellent glimpse into the early education of Dr. Gunnemann, allowing for insight into the foundational development of Gunnemannís later academic positions and philosophies.Series II: Professorship includes course materials, ranging from business ethics to theology, from Gunnemannís academic appointments at Yale, Penn State, and Emory.Also included in Series II is a well-rounded grouping of articles, position papers, and correspondence related to Gunnemannís early work with Yale to adopt a platform of ethical investing.Series III: Professional Involvement includes materials related to Gunnemannís involvement with professional organizations including the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics.Series IV: Sermons and Lectures includes materials related to sermon and lecture presentations delivered by Gunnemann throughout his academic career.Series V: Consultations includes mainly correspondence and research related to hired consultations Gunnemann engaged in outside of his academic appointments.Series V includes a significant amount of material related to the subject of transnational corporatism.Series VI:Publications includes correspondence, notes, and copies of numerous publications Gunnemann produced throughout his career.The materials included in the collection are overall in stable physical form.Although, care should be taken with the individual paper sheets from the 1960s, as they are somewhat brittle.



Series I:Education

††††††††††††††† United Church of Christ Japan internship, 1964-1965, Box 2

††††††††††††††† Doctoral dissertation notes, ca. late 1970s, Box 3

††††††††††††††† Drafts of major student papers, undated, Box 3

††††††††††††††† Yale press correspondence, 1979, Box 3

††††††††††††††† Major student works (Yale), ca. late 1960s, Box 6

††††††††††††††† Student writings, 1962, 1967, Box 11


Series II: Professorship

††††††††††††††† Yale University, 1969-1983, Box 1

††††††††††††††† Yale Divinity School, Penn State course material, ca. 1968-1981, Box 10

††††††††††††††† Emory University, 1982-1988, Box 1

††††††††††††††† Graduate Division of Religion, Ethics and Society program, ca. 1983- 2001, Box 2

††††††††††††††† Course materials (Emory), ca. 1982 -1993, Box 6


††††††††††††††† Subseries: Committees

††††††††††††††† Committees (Emory), ca. 1989-2002, Box 7

††††††††††††††† Law and Religion committee (Emory Law-Candler), ca. 1989-2001, Box 7

††††††††††††††† Uppsala University-Emory University Exchange program committee, 1996, Box 7

††††††††††††††† Candler School of Theology committees, ca. 1987-2002, Box 7


Series III: Professional Involvement

††††††††††††††† American Academy of Religion, 1992-2000, Box 1

††††††††††††††† Society of Christian Ethics, 1981-2000, Box 1

††††††††††††††† Professional Correspondence, ca. 1972-2000, Box 4


Series IV: Sermons and Lectures

††††††††††††††† 1978-2002, Box 1

††††††††††††††† undated, Box 2

††††††††††††††† 1985-2007 (CD and cassette tapes), Box 11


Series V: Consultations

††††††††††††††† 1965-2004, Box 2

††††††††††††††† Schedules, Correspondence, and Readings, ca. 1972-1976, Box 5

††††††††††††††† Consultations on Transnational Corporations, ca. 1974, Box 5


Series VI: Publications

††††††††††††††† Journal articles, 1972-2001, Box 8

††††††††††††††† ďThe Moral Meaning of RevolutionĒ bound full-text draft, 1975, Box 11

††††††††††††††† Articles related to ďThe Moral Meaning of RevolutionĒ, ca. 1975-1980, Box 8

††††††††††††††† Press and honors, ca. 1970-1983, Box 8