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George F. Thomas Papers

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Thomas, George F. (George Finger), 1899-1977

George F. Thomas was a professor of religious thought at Princeton University from 1940 till 1968.

The collection consists of selected papers of Thomas, professor of religious thought (1940-1968) at Princeton. Included are many lectures and addresses, most of which were used for his classes, dealing with such subjects as religion and education, philosophical ideas in religion and literature, the history of Christian thought, Christian ethics, and Christian ideas in poetry and literature. Also present are book reviews (1942-1969), a bound typescript of Thomas's autobiography "My Story" (1977), a small amount of correspondence, and clippings of reviews of his books.

Gift of Dorothy Thomas. Typed manuscript of "My Story" is a gift of Kevin Reid.

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Folder inventory added by Regine Heberlein in 2012.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2009
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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My Story TMs, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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My Story TMS, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Articles and Offprints by Authors Other Than Thomas, 1941-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essays on Poetry, Imagination, and Religion, circa 1940s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Milton and Tolstoy, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Records Concerning the Creation of the Department of Religion, 1935-1969. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Philosophical Ideas in Recent Literature", 1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters of Inquiry Regarding the Department, 1947-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Programs in Humanities and American Civilization, 1953-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Department of Religion Advisory Council, 1951-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Regarding Memberships and Meetings, 1950-1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Concerning Gifts to the Department, 1952-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Concerning Search for Distinguished Scholars, 1952-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Beginnings of Graduate Work, 1952-1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Invitations and Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1947-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Obituary and Bibliographies, 1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Halton Controversy, 1955-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion: Examples of Course Content Taught by G.F.T. and Others, 1951-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addresses and Articles on Religion in Higher Education, 1954-1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

William R. Comstock, "Some Characteristics of Two Approaches to Philosophy of Religion" (term paper), 1960. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence Regarding Hazen Publication, Religion and Higher Education, 1950-1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Department Syllabi, 1951-1971. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Essay Drafts, 1934-1957. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Essay Drafts, 1951. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Essay Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Articles and Notes on Religion in Higher Education, 1937-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Articles and Essays on Religion, undated. 5 folders.
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5 folders

Lectures, 1934-1970. 4 folders.
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4 folders

Lecture Notes: Religion 211, 212; History of Religion; Notes on Mr. Smith Lectures, 1971-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lecture Notes: Niebuhr, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lecture Notes: Religious Language, Niebuhr, Providence and History, Tillich, Doctrine of Man, Evil, Social Gospel, Rauschenbusch, Science and Religion, 1963-1976. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Epis. School Sem. Lectures in Christian Doctrine, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lecture Notes: Problems of Christian Ethics, 1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lecture Notes: Introduction to Judaism and Christianity, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lecture Notes: Religion 303, Medieval Christian Thought, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lecture Notes: Religion 303, Early Christian Thought, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lecture Notes: Religion 303, Medieval Christian Thought, 1954. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Freshman Courses: Christian Ethics, 1943. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion 204: Problems of Religious Thought, 1959-1970. 1 folder.
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Includes Swarthmore 1970.

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1 folder

Problems of Religion Left Over from 204, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion 204: Problems of Religious Thought, 1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion 304: Notes on Modern Religious History, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion 307: Religious Thought Since 1800, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion 307: Religious Thought Since 1800, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion 307: Religion in East and West, 1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion 310: Christian Ideas in Literature, 1953-1959. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religion 311: Types of Religious Philosophy, 1963-1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes and Lectures: Plato and Aquinas, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Smith, Savage Concerning Ethics Book, 1955-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: Letters to Organizers on Atomic Bomb, Communism etc., 1950-1963. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Christian Ethics: Rutgers or Swarthmore, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes and Essays on Philosophy of Culture, 1934. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Notes and Essays on Christianity and Democracy, Peace, Politics, Moral Issues, 1930s-1972. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essays and Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essays and Notes, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essays and Notes, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Lectures and Writings on Ethics, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes lectures given at Chicago.

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1 folder

Lectures and Writings on Ethics, undated. 1 folder.
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Includes lectures given at Chicago.

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1 folder

Notes on the Philosophy of Ethics, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Addresses, 1944-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Addresses, circa 1970s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Addresses, 1948-1952. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Addresses, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Addresses, 1952-1958. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Four Lectures on "The Crisis of Faith", circa 1970s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Talks and Addresses, 1972-1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Five Talks on Christian Ethics, 1974. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Essay and Article Drafts, undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

India: Bangalore, 1969-1970. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes sermon at Chapel.

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1 folder

Essay and Article Drafts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Book Reviews by George F. Thomas, 1942-1962. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Printed Works by George F. Thomas, 1939-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1941-1977. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Book Reviews of George F. Thomas's Books, 1939-1956. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Book Reviews of George F. Thomas's Books, circa 1950s. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Religious Philosophies of the West: Reviews and Letters, 1965-1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Philosophy and Religious Belief: Reviews, 1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

The Vitality of the Christian Tradition: Reviews, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence, 1929-1940. 1 folder.
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Includes letters by Allen Tate.

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1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1935-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Oxford Degree Tutorial Papers, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Harvard Ph.D. Papers, undated. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Harvard Ph.D. Papers, 1927. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Retirement Congratulations, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Retirement Circulars and Misc. Correspondence, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Retirement Congratulations, 1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unpublished Paper: "Freedom and Grace", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The Problem of Evil", undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Redemption and Reconciliation Through Christ, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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