Pitts Theology Library
Archives and Manuscripts Department

Leander E. Keck
Papers, 1955-1976

Descriptive Summary
Creator:Keck, Leander E, 1928-.
Title:Leander E. Keck papers, 1955-1976
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 092
Extent:.4 cubic feet (1 box)
Abstract:Contains articles, reviews, and a monograph draft written by Keck and published from 1955 to 1976.
Language:Materials entirely in English.
Administrative Information
Restrictions on AccessUnrestricted access.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Citation[after identification of item(s)], Leander E. Keck papers, MSS 092, Archives and Manuscript Department, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
ProcessingProcessed by Beth Carpenter, November 1988; updated by Brandon Wason, August 2015.

Biographical Note

Leander E. Keck was born near Washburn, North Dakota on March 3, 1928. He received the B.A. from Linfield College in 1949, and the B.D. from Andover Newton Theological School in 1953. He spent the winter of 1955 studying in Kiel, Germany, and the summer of 1957 studying in Germany, at Goettingen. In 1957, he received the Ph.D. from Yale University.

Keck was an instructor in Bible History at Wellesley College 1957-1959. During the years 1959-72 he was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in the Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Then in 1972, Keck moved to the Candler School of Theology at Emory University as a Professor of New Testament. In 1980, he was appointed Dean of the Divinity School at Yale University.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 20 articles, five reviews, and one book draft written by Keck and published 1955-76. There is also one personal interview with Keck done by Wendell Willis on the subject of preaching. In the last folder is a curriculum vitae by Keck dated September 1, 1972, and a list of the publications of Keck dated February 1973. This collection is not a complete compilation of Keck's works.


Last Modified: August 19, 2015 (bcw)

11Hodgeson, Peter and Leander Keck. "Christology: A Future?" Religion in Life, Vol. 42, no. 1 (1973), 8-23.
12Keck, Leander E. "Bornkamm's 'Jesus of Nazareth' Revisited." The Journal of Religion, Vol. 49, no. 1 (1969), 1-17.
13----------. "The Church, the New Testament, and Violence." Pastoral Psychology, 22, no. 217 (1971), 5-14.
14----------. "An Exegesis of Matthew 16:13-20. Foundation: A Baptist Journal of History and Theology, Vol. 5, no. 3 (1962), 26-237.
15----------. "The Historical Jesus and Christology." Perkins Journal, Vol. 29, No. 3 (1976), 14-26.
16----------. "Horizons of the Church's Life: The Sermon on the Mount." Digest of the Proceedings of the Eighth Meeting of the Consultation on Church Union, March 17-20, 1969, Atlanta, Georgia.
17----------. "The Introduction to Mark's Gospel." New Testament Studies, Vol. 12 (1955-56), 352-370.
18----------. "Jesus' Entrance Upon His Mission, Luke 3:1-4:30." Review and Expositor, Vol. 64, no. 4 (1967), 464-483.
19----------. "John the Baptist in Christianized Gnosticism." Initiation, (Leiden: Brill, 1965), 184-194 (IAHR paper).
110----------. "Listening To and Listening For: From Text to Sermon." Interpretation, Vol. 27, No. 2 (1973), 184-202.
111----------. "Mark 3:7-12 and Mark's Christology." Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 84, Part 4 (1965), 341-358.
112----------. "The New Testament and Revolution." Katallagete, Summer (1967), 23-29.
113----------. "The Poor among the Saints in Jewish Christianity." Zeitschrift fuer die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, Vol. 57, no. 1-2 (1966), 54-78.
114----------. "Problems of New Testament Theology." Novum Testamentum, Vol. 7, no. 3 (1964), 217-241.
115----------. "Recovering Our Identity and Keeping Our Cool." The St. Luke's Journal, Vol. 15, no. 4 (1972), 159-166.
116----------. "Reflections on Declining Church Membership." Occasional Papers, Vol. 1, no. 4 (1975), 1-8.
117----------. "The Sermon on the Mount." Jesus and Man's Hope II, 11-322 (report of working group at Pittsburgh Festival on the Gospels, April 1970).
118----------. "The Spirit and the Dove." New Testament Studies, Vol. 17 (1970-71), 41-67.
119---------- and James E. Sellers. "Theological Ethics in an American Crisis." Interpretation, Vol. 24, no. 4 (1970), 457-481.
120----------. Review of Anchor Bible: The Acts of the Apostles, by Johannes Munck. Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 87 (1968), 205-208.
121----------. Review of Jesus Means Freedom, by Ernst Käsemann, translated by Frank Clarke. Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 90 (1971), 364-367.
122----------. Review of The Kingdom of God in the Synoptic Tradition, by Richard H. Hiers. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 39 (1971), 532-535.
123----------. Review of Paul: The Theology of the Apostle in the Light of Jewish Religious History, by Hans Joachim Schoeps, Trans. by Harold Knight. Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Vol. 18, no. 1 (1962), 58-62.
124----------. Review of Was Jesus Married? The Distortion of Sexuality in the Christian Tradition, by William E. Phipps. Interpretation, Vol. 25 (1971), 373-375.
125----------. "The Work of The Critic in the Work of the Church." Koinonia, Vol. 7, no. 3 (1963), 9-14.
126----------. Draft of A Future for the Historical Jesus: The Place of Jesus in Preaching and Theology, circa 1971.
127Willis, Wendell. Personal interview with Leander E. Keck. Mission, Vol. 4, no. 5 (1970), 5-10.