Lectures on a Historians View of the Church and Theological Education in America, June 14, 1960

Collection:
Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection
Title:
Lectures on a Historians View of the Church and Theological Education in America, June 14, 1960
Taylor, Charles L. The Church and Theological Education in Europe; Sidney Mead, A Historical View of Theological Education in America (June 14-16, 1960)
Date of Original:
1960-06-14
Subject:
African Americans--Religion
Education--Religion
Theology--Study and teaching
Theological seminaries
Lectures and lecturing
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
audiotapes
Type:
Sound
Format:
audio/mpeg
Description:
Charles L. Taylor delivers a lecture on the Church and theological education in Europe. In his lecture he compares and contrasts theological education in Europe and the United States. Additionally, Sidney Mead gives a lecture on theological education and the view of a historian. In the lecture he discusses the problem of ambiguity within Church history in the United States.
00:00:07 Charles L. Taylor introduces his title The Church and Theological Education in Europe: An Appreciation. Talks about how he was sent to Europe to get an understanding of theological education there, and how it could help in America., 00:04:25 Talks about preaching in Europe and contribution of Christians make to the men of science, and the importance of science., 00:13:11 Talks about minsters being civil servants., 00:21:11 Talks about European students and prophetic voice and power. Also talks about the academic controls in Europe., 00:28:00 Talks about the practicality of American university and theological schools., 00:29:00 Talks about Dean Miller and the preparation of minsters., 00:42:14 Talks about associations between the work of theological education in Europe and that in the United States., 00:46:43 Ends lecture., 00:47:01 Unidentified man talks about privilege it is to introduce Sidney Mead., 00:48:02 Introduces Sidney Mead and his paper, A Historical View of the Church and Theological Education in America., 00:48:16 Sidney Mead thanks the unidentified man talks about story of theological education in America., 00:49:50 Talks about how he has abandoned and shifted from the published title A Historical View of the Church and Theological Education to A Historians View of the Church and Theological Education in America. His intention is to make a few observations from a historian point of view., 00:50:36 Talks about being a historian and encountering the problem of the ambiguous position of American Church History., 00:58:18 Talks about how as American Church Historian he feels he stands in a no mans land between seminary and university., 01:05:37 Talks about the tendencies in theological revival of the day., 01:08:32 Talks about how any consideration of the church in the United States is brought up sharply against the multiplicity of independent organized Christian religious groups. This baffles historians., 01:19:04 Talks about the internal conflict of denominations and basic principles and competitions among religious groups., 01:26:27 Talks about how evangelicalism was swamped in a tidal wave ecclesiastical or organizational sectarianism., 01:33:18 Ends lecture., 01:33:26 Audio ends.
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Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/auc.117:0102
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Extent:
01:33:26
Original Collection:
Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection
Holding Institution:
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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