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Charles Spurgeon Gardner Papers, 1899-1949 | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives

By Jason Fowler

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Title: Charles Spurgeon Gardner Papers, 1899-1949Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 015/050/001

Primary Creator: Gardner, Charles Spurgeon (1859-1948)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Preaching, Progressivism (United States politics), Prohibition., Race, Sociology, Biblical, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Temperance

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Charles Spurgeon Gardner Papers comprises 1 linear foot and totals 66 folders. The inclusive dates for the collection are 1899 to 1949, although the bulk of the items are undated. The collection consists mainly of addresses, sermon manuscripts, and classroom lectures that Gardner created during the course of his career. It also contains newspaper clippings regarding Gardner's writings and a few personal items that belonged to him. Additionally it contains various tributes to him written after his death, apparently collected by his daughter, Claudia Gardner. Claudia Gardner donated her father's papers to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Gardner wrote an influential book entitled "Christian Sociology" that was published in 1912.

Biographical Note

Charles Spurgeon Gardner was born in Gibson County, Tennessee on February 28, 1859. He served on the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as a professor of homiletics and sociology from 1907 to 1929, and he served as professor emeritus for the seminary from 1929 to 1948. He received his education from the University of Richmond, Union University, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming a professor at Southern Seminary, Gardner served as the pastor of various churches in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia. Gardner authored two major books, The Ethics of Jesus and Social Progress and Psychology and Preaching. Following his retirement from the seminary, Gardner moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he remained until his death on April 1, 1948.

Subject/Index Terms

Progressivism (United States politics)
Sociology, Biblical
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives

Acquisition Source: Claudia Gardner

Acquisition Method: Gardner's daughter, Claudia, donated the papers to the seminary.

Preferred Citation: Charles Spurgeon Gardner Papers

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Series 5: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Centennial Sermon: Grace Church, Dec 3, 1933 (Mt. 6:33)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Character of Aaron (Lv 10:3)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Christian Doctrine of the State (various)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: [Following Christ] (Jn 8:31-32)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Following the Multitude (Ex 23:3)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Function of the Conscience (Ro 12:9)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: [God] (various)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: A Good Conscience (1 Ti 1:15)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: God the Creator (Ge 1:1)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Holy Spirit (various)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Importance of the Belief in and The Idea of a God (various)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Interdependence and Service (1 Co 12:20)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: [The Kingdom] (Mt 6:9; 13:31-32)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: [The Kingdom] (Mt 6:33)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: The Nation of Evil (Ro 12:21)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: One's Scale of Values (Mt 6:33)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Our Attitude Toward Evil (Ro 12:9; Ps 97:10)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: [On Church Membership] (partial sermon, missing first page)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: The Relation between the Old Generation and the Young (various)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Seeking the Kingdom (Mt. 6:10)Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Sin and Salvation (1 Jn 3:4-10; Ro 7:7-11)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Thanksgiving Sermon (various)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Thou Shalt Not Follow a Multitude to Do Evil (Ex 23:2)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: What Does it Mean to Join a Church (various)Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Miscellaneous IllustrationsAdd to your cart.
Series 6: Personal ItemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Passport and Autograph BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: LettersAdd to your cart.

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