DEISSMANN, GUSTAV ADOLF, 1866-1937.
Protestant weekly letter, 1914-1916.
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 182
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CITATION: Gustav Adolf Deissmann Protestant weekly letter, MSS 182, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Gustav Adolf Deissmann was a prominent German theologian and scholar. He earned his D.Theol. at Marburg and his D.D. at Aberdeen, St. Andrew's, Manchester. Deissmann was a professor of Theology at the University of Berlin and wrote numerous scholarly works. Those of his writings that are available in English include Bible studies: contributions, chiefly from papyri and inscriptions, to the history of the language, the literature, and the religion of Hellenistic Judaism and primitive Christianity; Light from the ancient East: the New Testament illustrated by recently discovered texts of the Graeco-Roman world; The religion of Jesus and the faith of Paul; Paul, a study in social and religious history; and The New Testament in the light of modern research.
The collection consists of letters, mostly typescript, written by Deissmann
between 1914 and 1916. In an introductory letter to the "Protestant
weekly letter," Deissmann claims that the "great war of 1914 has been the
cause of a distinct, and in many places marked[,] revival of Christian
life." Accordingly, Deissmann wrote this series of letters to describe
"some details of this very interesting religious time for a number of prominent
American personalities." With the exception of a few loose pages,
the letters are arranged in chronological order with the bulk of them dated
as having been written in 1915.
Box Folder Description Date
1 1 [Letter], Berlin-Wilmersdorf [to unknown recipient] 1914 Dec. 10
1 2 [Letters], Berlin 1914 Dec. 13-1915 Apr. 16
1 3 [Letters], Berlin 1915 Apr. 23-1915 July 17
1 4 [Letters], Berlin 1915 July 24-1916 July 12
1 5 [Loose unidentified page] n.d.Archives & Manuscripts