An Inventory of the Emil Fuchs Papers, 1934-1939

(3 boxes; 1.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/047

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Emil Fuchs (1874-1971) was the first Lutheran pastor to join the Social Democratic Party in Germany after World War I. He was a pacifist and became a member of the Society of Friends in 1925. Six years later he was appointed a Professor of Religious Science at Kiel, but was dismissed and briefly imprisoned by the Nazis. The religious writings in this collection were prepared mostly in the 1930's and are in mimeographed form. The autobiographical work was revised and published as Mein Leben (Leipzig, 1957-59) and a shorter form was published in English as a Pendle Hill pamphlet, Christ in Catastrophe (Wallingford, Pa., 1949).

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Emil Fuchs (1874-1971) became the first Lutheran pastor after World War I in Germany to join the Social Democratic Party, and he also joined a group known as the Religious Socialists. Fuchs became a pacifist, and in 1925, he became a Quaker. In 1931 he was appointed a professor of religious science at the Teachers' Training College in Kiel. Fuchs was dismissed from his professorship by the Nazis and briefly imprisoned, and his family also suffered. After the war he taught for the year 1948-1949 at Pendle Hill, the Quaker study center at Wallingford, PA. Later in 1949, he accepted an appointment as Professor of Theology at the University of Leipzig.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS Emil Fuch's religious writings in this collection were prepared mostly in the 1930's and are in mimeographed form. The autobiographical works in Volume 1, describing a life of remarkable religious faith, theological study, and resistance to Nazi oppression, were revised and published in two volumes, Mein Leben, (Leipzig, 1957-9). A shorter autobiographical work in English is Christ in Catastrophe (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Pamphlet #49, 1949).

Other religious and ethical writings of Emil Fuchs available at Friends Historical Library include Christliche und Marxistsche Ethik (Leipzig: Koehler & Amelang, 1958-9) and some shorter works. Volumes 2-5 in the Emil Fuchs Papers listed below are studies of the following New Testament works: the Gospels (John, Luke, Mark, and Matthew), Revelation, and Paul's Letter to the Romans. All works in the Fuchs Papers are in German.

Added entries

  • Germany -- History -- 1933-1945
  • Lutherans -- Germany
  • Pendle Hill (School: Wallingford, Pa.)
  • Quakers -- Germany
  • Society of Friends
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Fuchs, Emil, 1874-1971
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Date: 1988
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Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:


Mein Leben
Revised and published as volume 1 of Mein Leben (Leipzig: Koehler & Amelang, 1957). BX7796.F96A1 v.1.
(224 pp.) Vol. 1 Box 1

Aus Meiner Lebens-Arbeit
Revised and published as volume 2 of Mein Leben (Leipzig: Koehler & Amelang, 1957). BX7796.F96A1 v.2 An English translation of p.1 of Mein Leben and portions of Chapters 4 and 8 of Aus Meiner Lebens-Arbeit has been made by Ulrich Leppman.
(239 pp.)

Das Neue Testament denen ausgelegt, die sich nach der Erfuessing seine Verheissung sehnen von Emil Fuchs 1934

Announcement of Das Neue Testament Vol. 2 Box 2

Das Evangelium nach Johannes [also titled] Frohe Botschaft nach Johannes Januar 1939 (272 pp.)

Offenbarung des Johannes Juli 1938 (92 pp.)

Die Frohe Botschaft nach Lukas Februar 1939 (240 pp.) Vol. 3

Auslegung des Evangeliums nach Markus Januar 1938 (100 pp.)

Das Evangelium nach Matthaeus (229 pp.) Vol. 4 Box 3

Leiden, Sterben und Auferstehen, Jesu des Christus, nach der Erzaehlung des Evangeliums des Matthaeus in seiner Bedeutung fuer uns dargestellt von Emil Fuchs Marz 1935 (155 pp.)

Der Brief des Paulus die Romer, ubersetz und ausgelegt von Emil Fuchs 1935-1937 (392 pp.) Vol. 5