Sermon notes and clippings, 1888-1946.


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CITATION:  Franklin Nutting Parker Sermon notes and clippings, MSS 281, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Biographical Note

Franklin Nutting Parker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 20, 1867. He was the son of Bishop Linus Parker and Ellen Katherine Burruss Parker. He attended Centenary College of Louisiana and then Tulane University. Parker served in churches throughout Louisiana until 1911 when he left to become the Professor of Biblical Literature at Trinity College in Durham, North Carolina. He taught there for three years until he was sought by Bishop Warren A. Candler to come to the newly founded Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where Parker would spend the rest of his life. He occupied the chair of Systematic Theology from 1915-1918, and then became Dean of the School in 1919. Parker served as Dean until 1938 when he became Dean Emeritus. He continued teaching, however, until 1952.

Parker was married to Minnie Greeves Jones and they had two daughters. Franklin N. Parker died on March 1, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This is a collection of sermon notes and clippings from throughout Parker’s career. There were a total of ten notebooks full of jotted notes, pasted clippings, scripture quotes and sermon ideas as well as some lectures. Topics included in the notebooks are temperance, education, Karl Barth, Plato, and John Wesley as well as scriptures and stories from throughout the Old and New Testaments. There are notebooks titled “Candler School of Theology” and “Text book” that include sermon notes and clippings without a direct connection to the title of the notebook. Another book of sermons includes prayers by St. Augustine, Francis of Assisi, John Wesley, and St. Theresa among others. There is also some personal correspondence included.  

Box/Folder      Description                                  		Dates
1/1		Sermon notes and clippings				1888-1900
1/2 [Photocopies] 1888-1900
1/3 Sermon notes and clippings - Temperance 1922-1942
1/4 Sermon notes and clippings - [Loose materials] 1925
1/5 Sermon notes and clippings 1931-1935
1/6 Sermon notes and clippings 1937-194x
1/7 Sermon notes and clippings Mid 1900’s
1/8 Sermon notes and clippings [1946]
1/9 [Photocopies] [1946]
1/10 Sermon notes and clippings n.d.
1/11 Sermon notes and clippings - Candler School of
Theology n.d.
1/12 [Photocopies] n.d.
1/13 Sermon notes and clippings - [Education] n.d.
2/1 Sermon notes and clippings - Prayers n.d.
2/2 [Photocopies] n.d.
2/3 Sermon notes and clippings - Text book n.d.
2/4 [Photocopies] n.d.

Last Modified: 04/01/2005