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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 1: PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: The Old Faith and the New PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Seminary as a Factor in the Kingdom of GodAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Lecture NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Course in the Modern History of EducationAdd to your cart.
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Item 2: Lecture 2Add to your cart.
Item 3: Lecture 3Add to your cart.
Item 4: Lecture 4Add to your cart.
Item 5: Lecture 5Add to your cart.
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Folder 4: Criterion of Church PolityAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Democracy and the Kingdom of GodAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ecclesiology Lecture NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Ecclesiology: The Social Teachings of JesusAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: History of Organized Labor in U. S.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Homiletics LecturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Sociological Seminarium LecturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Sunday School Pedagogy: 2nd QuarterAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Clippings and EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: An issue of May 1933 Allied NewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Gardner Editorials--PrintedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: May 1927 issue of The Live WireAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Press Clippings mainly concerning The Ethics of Jesus and Social ProgressAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Reviews and Press Clippings concerning The Psychology of PreachingAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: "Thy Kingdom Come," Convention Sermon, Western Recorder, 25 May 1911.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Tributes to Dr. Gardner (contains some letters)Add to your cart.

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