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

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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 4: Essays and AddressesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: The Awakening of Japan and the Duty of the Home ChurchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Decay of Provincialism as it Affects Religious LifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: EffectivenessAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: The Holy SpiritAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: The Implications of DemocracyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Kingdom Facts and FactorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Man--Human NatureAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: The Negro and the White ManAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: [On Drunkenness]Add to your cart.
Folder 10: [On Prohibition]Add to your cart.
Folder 11: One Sided Interpretation of JesusAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: [Partial Address on Prohibition (with clippings)]Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Prohibition versus Liquor Traffic as Social PolicyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: The Relation of the Seminary to Christian EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: The Right of the Child to EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: A Survey of Our ProgressAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Southern Baptists and Theological LibertyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: TemperanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: The WorldAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: The World and the Kingdom of GodAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Miscellaneous partial addressesAdd to your cart.

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