Dean Freiday Papers, 1956-1999

(13 boxes; 6.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/ 215


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Abstract
This collection contains the correspondence and writings of Dean Freiday (b. 1915), a Quaker writer and theologian. The papers reflect his wide range of activities in numerous Christian church groups and discussion groups. The correspondence includes leading Friends, such as Arthur Roberts, Douglas Steere, and Larry Miller. His writings on topics specific to the Society of Friends and interfaith issues of ecumenism, ecclesiology, and the sacraments.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL
BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINE OF DEAN FREIDAY
1915 Dean Freiday (b. 1915), is a Quaker writer and theologian, with special interests in discovering and discussing the commonalities between the Society of Friends and other Christian religions, particularly the Roman Catholic Church.
1966-1968 He was chairman of the Christian Unity Committee from 1966-68, the Forum on Baptism, Eucharist, Mutually recognized Ministry (BEM), the Historic Peace Churches/Fellowship of Reconciliation (FPC/FOR), and the Christian and Interfaith Relations Committee (CIRC).
1979-1989 He was also the editor of Quaker Religious Thought (1979-1989), an active member of the Commission on Faith and Order (F & 0), the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCCC), Friends General Conference (FGC). He is a member of the Manasquan Monthly Meeting, in Manasquan, New Jersey, and is married to Esther Selke.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT Papers of Dean Freiday, including correspondence, manuscript writings, and other miscellaneous records. The collection reflects a wide range of Freiday's involvement in numerous Christian organizations and discussion groups especially the National Council of Churches of Christ, Friends General Conference, and the Commission on Faith and Order. Correspondents include Arthur Roberts, Douglas Steere, and Larry Miller. Topics range from the Society of Friends to interfaith issues of ecumenism, eschatology, peace, and the sacraments

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into eight series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Christian union
  • Ecumenical movement
  • Eschatology
  • Peace -- Religious Aspects -- Society of Friends
  • Quakers -- New Jersey
  • Quakers authors - 20th century
  • Society of Friends -- Doctrines
  • Society of Friends -- Sacraments
  • World Council of Churches. Commission on Faith and Order
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Friends General Conference
  • Miller, Larry
  • National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America
  • Roberts, Arthur O
  • Steere, Douglas Van, 1901-
Credits
Processed by: JT
Date: 2001
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1 Correspondence, 1964-1995

Re: Catholic books on tape 1982 Box 1

Re: The Day of the Lord 1978-89 Box 1

Re: Delbarton Conference 1971 Box 1

Re: ecclesiology 1978-79 Box 1

Re: Ecumenical Institute, Chicago 1969 Box 1

Re: Ecumenical Theology Discussion at Georgian Court College 1966, 1982-83 Box 1

Re: Eschatology 1978-81 Box 1

Re: Eucharist Study Materials 1976-79 Box 1

Re: Faith and Life ethics book 1979-81 Box 1

Re: Friends and the Ecumenical Movement by Ferner Nuhn 1969-71 Box 1

Re: Graymoor Ecumenical Institute 1990-94 Box 1

Re: HPC/FOR Peace Declaration in Spanish 1986-89, 1992 Box 1

Re: IDOC (International Documentation on the Contemporary Church) 1969-76 Box 1

Re: Martin Luther King, Jr., memorial proposal 1987 Box 1

Re: "Metaphors, Tools, and Man's Responsibilities" by Margaret Mead 1971 Box 1

Re: Movement for a Better World 1968 Box 1

Re: New Call to Peacemaking 1977 Box 1

Re: Nothing without Christ 1983 Box 1

Re: "Ordination" of Quakers 1971 Box 1

Re: Proposed baptism amendment to WCC basis 1982-83 Box 1

Re: Salvation Army response on Sacraments 1978 Box 1

Re: Society of St. Sulpice 1995-96 Box 1

Re: Vatican Council 1964 Box 1

with: Anderson, Paul 1992 Box 1

Anderson, William 1972 Box 1

Ayoub, Raymond 1995-96 Box 1

Bales, Dorlan 1979, 1980, 1985 Box 1

Barton, William 1976 Box 1

Bazett, Barbara 1990-92 Box 1

Bebie, Phillip, C.P. 1971-77 Box 1

Bell, Colin 1981 Box 1

BEM 1977-78 Box 1

BEM 1984-86 Box 1

Benefiel, Margaret 1990 Box 1

Benson, Lewis 1956-93 Box 1

Bishop, Muriel & Ted 1967 Box 1

Boobyer, George 1972, 1976 Box 1

Boroughs, Phillip, S.J. 1987-94 Box 1

Bowman, David, S.J. 1966-93 Box 2

Breslin, Michael 1990 Box 2

Brinton, Howard 1960, 1964 Box 2

Bronner, Edwin 1972, 1979 Box 2

Cooper, Wilmer 1975-94 Box 2

Coutret, Therese 1989-92 Box 2

Creasey, Maruice 1964-92 Box 2

Cronk, Sandra 1992 Box 2

Curtis, John 1972, 1976 Box 2

Davis, Robert 1973 Box 2

Duke, Elizabeth 1992 Box 2

Eichenberg, Fritz 1986-87 Box 2

Elliot, Errol 1974 Box 2

Faricy, Robert, S.J. 1968, 1975, 1981-89 Box 2

Fendall, Lon 1987, 1993 Box 2

Ferguson, Val 1982-94 Box 2

Friends and the Sacraments 1980-84 Box 2

Furth, Adolph 1972 Box 2

Gess, Gertrud 1974, 1976 Box 2

Gordon, Michael 1996 Box 2

Grundy, Marty 1994-95 Box 2

Gwyn, Douglas 1977-94 Box 2

Hamm, Tom 1992 Box 2

Hamson, Ed 1982-86, 1991 Box 2

Helmuth, Keith 1990 Box 2

Hertzberg, Kathleen 1982-94 Box 2

Heusel, Lorton 1983-94 Box 2

Hinshaw, Verlin 1973 Box 2

Horton, Robert 1959, 1965, 1973-74 Box 2

Jones, T. Canby 1968-79, 1994 Box 2

Keene, Calvin 1968-92 Box 2

Kendall, Susan 1981, 1989-95 Box 2

Kenworthy, Leonard 1981 Box 2

Kimball, Florence 1992 Box 2

Kuhn, Harold 1981-82 Box 2

Liens, Georges 1979-83 Box 3

Macy, Howard 1983 Box 3

Mary Loretto, R.S.M. 1965-88 Box 3

McCandless, John H. 1973-78, 1990 Box 3

McLaren, Colin 1969-70 Box 3

Mellon, Elizabeth 1995 Box 3

Miller, Lawrence 1971-95 Box 3

Minear, Paul 1977 Box 3

Morris, LauraNell 1989-95 Box 3

Nuhn, Ferner 1972-79 Box 3

Panikkar, Raimundo 1983 Box 3

Paxson, Tom 1989-95 Box 3

Payne, Newcomb 1977-79 Box 3

Perisho, Steve 1988, 1995 Box 3

Pickvance, Joseph 1971-80 Box 3

Punshon, John 1989-95 Box 3

Purvis, Viola 1967, 1978-85, 1990-95 Box 3

Richmond, Ben 1991, 1994 Box 3

Roberts, Arthur 1965-72, 1976, 1984-95 Box 3

Roberts, William 1968-69, 1983 Box 3

Rottenberg, Isaac 1973 Box 3

Scott, Janet 1994 Box 3

Secretariat for Christian Unity 1982, 1988, 1992 Box 3

Shaffer, Blanche 1966 Box 3

Sheeran, Michael J., S.J. 1976, 1995 Box 3

Sheerin, John B., C.S.P. 1964-71 Box 3

Smith, Daniel 1984-85 Box 3

Steere, Douglas 1956, 1967-78, 1982-95 Box 3

Stokes, Lydia n.d. Box 3

Stransky, Thomas, C.S.P. 1971, 1986-90 Box 3

Sturge, Roger 1992 Box 3

Thomas, Nancy 1989 Box 3

Windsor, Arthur 1994 Box 3

Yamanouchi, Tayeko 1983-84 Box 3

Yarrow, Mike 1976 Box 3

Yoder, John H. 1968, 1976, 1979, 1985-92 Box 3

Yungblut, John 1964, 1971-72, 1975 Box 3

Zaru, Jean 1979 Box 3

Ser. 2. Writings, 1965-1994

American Quakers - chapter for German book Die Quaker ("The Quaker") 1969-73 Box 4

Apostles I Have Known Box 4

Bad Way to Make a Reformation 1968 Box 4

Barclay's Reply to Arnoldus 1976-79 Box 4

Begin-again Christianity 1980 Box 4

Benefits of Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue 1968 Box 4

Benson Contribution to early Quaker Research n.d. Box 4

Bible Meditation 1975 Box 4

Biblical Inspiration 1973 Box 4

Chapter for Encounters For Unity 1995 Box 4

Christ is still the answer 1996 Box 4

Churches on the Way to Consensus (BEM) 1977 Box 4

Commentary for Dr. Paul S. Minear on the puzzling origin of the term "Principle" as used by George Fox 1977 Box 4

Committee on Society, Development, and Peace (SODEPAX), background 1971 Box 4

Common Quakerhood (St. Louis Conference) 1970 Box 4

Communion! by Esther Selke Freiday n.d. Box 4

"Corporate" Quakerism 1970 Box 4

Creed and the propagation and transmission of Christian faith 1984 Box 4

Demythologizing Some Quaker Fables 1977-78 Box 4

Early Quaker "Eschatology" 1977 Box 4

Eschatology - Fad or Necessity? 1978 Box 4

Eschatology papers 1980 Box 4

Eucharist, notes 1977 Box 4

Fox, Barclay, and the Bible 1995 Box 4

Friends and the Bible 1969 Box 4

Friends and the National and World Councils of Churches 1968 Box 4

Friends Ecumenical Objectives 1967? Box 4

Friends Ecumenism and the WCC 1994 Box 4

George Fox's Epistle 249 1976 Box 4

God, Man, and Contemporary Society (with Robert Schultz) 1965 Box 4

God-Gossip or God-Talk? 1977 Box 4

Gospel Order n.d. Box 4

Gossip with an Oxford blessing 1967 Box 4

Grace-centered Ministry 1968 Box 5

How Near Is God to Man? 1971 Box 5

How We Got Our Hymnals (incomplete) 1978 Box 5

Improving the Quality of Life 1975 Box 5

Interfaith dinner 5/20/1968 Box 5

Language and Quaker women's equality n.d. Box 5

Lay Participation in the WCC 1971 Box 5

Luther and Mysticism (final manuscript) 1975 Box 5

Luther and Mysticism: articles by Haggelund, Iserloh, & Oberman, trans. by D.F. 1975 Box 5

Luther and Mysticism: Correspondence 1974-75 Box 5

Luther and Mysticism: Haggleund 1975 Box 5

Luther and Mysticism: Iserloh 1975 Box 5

Luther and Mysticism: Oberman 1975 Box 5

Major Ecclesial Determinants 1974 Box 5

Make a Joyful Noise 1973 Box 5

Meaning of Christ's Life (unpublished) 1983 Box 5

Meaning of Freedom 1974 Box 5

Meaning of Membership in the WCC 1964 Box 5

"Method in Analysis" by Bernard F. Lonergan, S.J., abridged by D.F. 1987 Box 5

New Heaven and a New Earth 1973-76 Box 5

Nonviolence: an open letter to Lyle Tatum 1971 Box 5

Not a Steeple, a Steeple, a Steeple 1974 Box 5

Ordination of Women and Profession Opportunities for them in the Church 1963 Box 5

Proposal for Considering the Theology and Practice of Ordination to Office in the Presbyterian Church 1991 Box 5

Quaker Faith and Practice: a Historical Perspective 1968 Box 5

Quaker Understanding of Baptism 1966 Box 5

Quakerism's Obituary - 1859 196- Box 5

Quakers and the "Apostles" and "Nicene" Creeds 1984 Box 6

Quakers, Ecumenism, and the WCC 1994 Box 6

Reorientation in Roman Catholic Theology 1971 Box 6

Reply to F& O on sacraments 1978 Box 6

Response to World Council of Churches (WCC) 1997 Box 6

Review of Grace and Faith: The Means to Salvation by Donald Nesti 1975 Box 6

Riddle of James 1975 Box 6

Role of Confessional Families in the Ecumenical Movement (with Wilmer Cooper) 1973 Box 6

Science and Homiletics 1978 Box 6

Some Ecumenical Perspectives 1968 Box 6

Some Positive Enthusiasm 1968 Box 6

Some Reflections on Creation and Cosmic Redemption 1993 Box 6

"The Son of Man" in A New Cathechism, Catholic Faith for Adults: an analysis by D.F. 1967? Box 6

Spirituality of George Fox 1975-79 Box 6

Spirituality: Some Random Reflections 1971 Box 6

Spirituality: Some Random Reflections 1973 Box 6

Synopsis of Rubem Alves's "Theology of Liberation" 1970 Box 6

Tap I & II: Christology and Ecclesiology 1971 Box 6

The "Principium" of Religious Liberty 1972 Box 6

The 17th Century Quaker Contribution to Religious Liberty 1970 Box 6

Then and Now 1978 Box 6

Toward a Theology of the Church and War 1966 Box 6

Tract: Sacraments 1984 Box 6

Where We Are in Ecumenical Relations 1970 Box 6

Whiffling in the Dark 1969 Box 6

Woe to the Careless Citizens 1969 Box 6

Ser. 3. National Council of Churches of Christ & Commission on Faith and Order, 1963-1999

Members, FCCC and F& O 1985-97 Box 6

Correspondence 1963 Box 6

Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1983-1999

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1983 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1984 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1985-86 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1987 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1988 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1989 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1990 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1991 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1992 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1993 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1994 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1995-96 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1997 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1998 Box 7

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1999 Box 7

NCCC and F& O: Peace Consultation 1985-95 Box 7

Ser. 4. World Council of Churches, 1961-1991

Committee on Functions 1970-71 Box 8

Conference of Secretaries ofWorld Confession Families 1974-77 Box 8

Conference on Church and Society (Geneva, 1966; Detroit, 1967) 1964-73 Box 8

Correspondence, 1961-1998

Correspondence 1961-1967 Box 8

Correspondence 1968-72 Box 8

Correspondence 1973-83 Box 8

Correspondence 1986-98 Box 8

Dialogue with world religions 1964, 1975 Box 8

Economics (correspondence) 1991-92 Box 8

Ecumenical Institute at Bossey (correspondence) 1969, 1975 Box 8

Faith and Order Commission (correspondence) 1980-81 Box 8

Fifth World Conference: Santiago de Compostela 1993 Box 8

Fourth World Conference (Montreal) 1963 Box 8

Fourth World Conference: report by D.F. & clippings 1963 Box 8

Geneva conference: meeting and travel information 1967, 1973, 1976 Box 8

Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) 1985-89 Box 8

Lecture: "Improving the Quality of Life" 1975? Box 8

Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial proposal 1968-75 Box 8

Nairobi Assembly 1975 Box 8

Speaking tour 1963-65 Box 8

U.S. Conference for WCC (1978): correspondence and miscellaneous 1977-79 Box 8

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous, 1963-1985

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous 1963-64 Box 9

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous 1966 Box 9

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous 1969 Box 9

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous 1971-72 Box 9

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous 1973 Box 9

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous 1974-77 Box 9

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous 1981 Box 9

U.S. Conference for WCC: correspondence and miscellaneous 1985 Box 9

U.S. Conference for WCC: report 1991 Box 9

U.S. Consultation on BEM 1978 Box 9

Vancouver Assembly (1983) 1981-83 Box 9

Vancouver Assembly: advance correspondence 1982-83 Box 9

Vancouver Assembly: articles (5) for The Ashbury Park Press 1982-83 Box 9

Violence (correspondence) 1989-93 Box 9

Ser. 5. Christian and Interfaith Relations Committee, 1959-1999

Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1961-1999

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1961-1966 Box 9

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1967-68 Box 9

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1969-72 Box 9

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1973-83 Box 9

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1984-87 Box 9

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1988-94 Box 10

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1993-99 Box 10

FGC quarterly correspondence 1968-69 Box 10

Interfaith subcommittee 1961-70 Box 10

Interfaith subcommittee 1971-74 Box 10

Minutes 1959-75 Box 10

Minutes 1975-94 Box 10

NCCC membership proposal 1964-84 Box 10

Polly Edgar 1992 Box 10

Sacraments (correspondence) 1968-70 Box 10

St. Louis Conference (correspondence) 1970-75 Box 10

Ser. 6. Friends General Conference, 1963-1995

Administrative Committee: minutes and correspondence 1964-69, 1974 Box 10

Central Committee: correspondence 1963-72, 1977, 1983-86 Box 10

Central Committee: minutes 1963-71 Box 10

Christian Unity Committee (correspondence) 1966-68 Box 10

Christian Unity Committee: place of women in the Religious Society of Friends 1967-68 Box 11

Correspondence 1966-82 Box 11

Executive Committee: correspondence 1965-67, 1975 Box 11

Executive Committee: minutes 1964-71 Box 11

Ocean Grove 1969-70 Box 11

Relations with Friends United Meeting (FUM) 1966-95 Box 11

Ser. 7. Christian World Communion (formerly World Confessional Families), 1968-1991

Conference, Athens, Greece 1978-79 Box 11

Conference, Geneva, Switzerland 1968 Box 11

Correspondence 1969 Box 11

Correspondence 1983 Box 11

Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1971-1984

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1971-1973 Box 11

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1974-78 Box 11

Correspondence and miscellaneous 1980-84 Box 11

Correspondence 1987-88 Box 11

Meeting, 1985: correspondence 1985-86 Box 11

Minutes 1981, 1991 Box 11

Roman Catholic relations 1968 Box 11

Ser. 8. Miscellaneous, 1967-1994

AFSC: Global Education Associates 1984 Box 11

Believer's Church, 1967-1993

Believer's Church 1967-69 Box 11

Believer's Church 1970-87 Box 12

Believer's Church 1984-93 Box 12

Believer's Church Conference: Laurelville 1971-72 Box 12

Believer's Church Conference: Winnipeg 1978-79 Box 12

Believer's Church: Chicago (findings report) 1970 Box 12

Believer's Church: Eight Conference (Bethany Theological Seminary) 1987 Box 12

BEM consultation: Conference at Cret Berard, Switz. 1977 Box 12

BEM miscellaneous 1977 Box 12

Book reviews 1967-93 Box 12

Comments on "Scripture, Tradition, and Reason" by John Ross 1970 Box 12

HPC Consultation Group 1983-94 Box 12

HPC/FOR booklet on peace (mainly correspondence) 1984-92 Box 12

HPC/FOR Consultation Committee: Theological Subcommittee 1984-89 Box 12

HPC/FOR Minutes 1984-1993 Box 13

HPC/FOR Miscellaneous Box 13

HPC/FOR Peace Consultation 1993 Box 13

Poconos Conference 1972 Box 13

A Quaker Response, World Conference on Faith and Order at Santiago de Compostela 1992-1993 Box 13

Quakerism /Roman Catholic background -- research 1969 Box 13

Third World Congress on the Lay Apostolate 1966-69 Box 13

Third World Congress on the Lay Apostolate (correspondence) 1967-68 Box 13