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Arthur F. Holmes Papers


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Arthur F. Holmes Papers, 1952-2003 | College Archives & Special Collections

By The Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections Staff

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Collection Overview

Title: Arthur F. Holmes Papers, 1952-2003Add to your cart.

ID: SC/183

Primary Creator: Holmes, Arthur Frank (1924-)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2008

Subjects: Philosophy, Philosophy - Study and teaching., Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni., Wheaton College (Ill.) - Authors., Wheaton College (Ill.) - Faculty - Correspondence., Wheaton College (Ill.) - Faculty.

Forms of Material: Articles, Correspondence, Publications, Reviews, Theses

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Arthur F. Holmes Papers is composed of published journal articles, book reviews, conference papers and unpublished writings. Professional correspondence between Holmes and Wheaton College Duane Litfin spans the late 1990s. The author's original Master's thesis and Ph.D dissertation are also available.

Biographical Note

Arthur Frank Holmes was born 1924 in Dover, England.  His father was a schoolteacher and a Baptist lay preacher.  He committed his life to Jesus Christ at age seventeen.  Dr. Arthur F. Holmes earned his B.A. in 1950, joined the Wheaton faculty in 1951, earned his M.A. in 1952, and received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1957.  He was named Wheaton's Senior Teacher of the Year in 1966 and 1983.  The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) named him Illinois Professor of the Year in 1987.  The Chicago Tribune named him Professor of the Year, with highest honors on its 1994 All-Professor Team.  His works include eight books, among them "Contours of a World View Ethics; Ethics-Approaching Moral Decisions; All Truth is God's Truth; and The Idea of a Christian College."  He also wrote the entry to 'Christian Philosophy' in the fifteenth edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.  He has been involved in the Christian College Coalition, the Society of Christian Philosophers, and the American Philosophical Association.  He was also instrumental in the formation of Wheaton College's Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE).  He was chairman of the philosophy department for twenty-five years and from 1992 to his retirement was assistant to the vice president for academic affairs for arts and sciences.  Dr. Holmes lived with his wife, Alice, in Wheaton, Illinois until his death on October 8, 2011.

Subject/Index Terms

Philosophy - Study and teaching.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Alumni.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Authors.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Faculty - Correspondence.
Wheaton College (Ill.) - Faculty.

Administrative Information

Repository: College Archives & Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 linear foot

Access Restrictions: There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Acquisition Source: The provenance of the Arthur F. Holmes Papers were given by personal donation starting in 2008.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Other URL: http://library.wheaton.edu

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Biographical],
[Series 2: Professional],
[Series 3: Writings],

Series 3: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Book ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Chapel TalksAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Christian LifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Christian Philosophy and Justification of Belief" (Trinity Divinity School, April 1982)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Decision (BGC)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: EternityAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: ETS Bulletin/JournalAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Gordon ReviewAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Journal ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Other colleges -- lecturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Philosophy in Theological Education (Princeton)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Published articles, 1Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Published articles, 2Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "Teleology, Morality, and Human Flourishing" (Dialogue, April 2003)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Unpublished papersAdd to your cart.

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