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Wayne A. Meeks Papers

Call Number: RG 269
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the academic career of prominent Yale University faculty member and New Testament scholar Wayne Meeks. Meeks is best known for his publications on the writings of the apostle Paul and on the Fourth Gospel, for his investigation of the social history of earliest Christianity, and for work on the formation of early Christian morality.

Correspondence with colleagues and students contained in both Series I, Correspondence, and Series II, Documentation of Professional Activities, provides insight into issues of interest for the community of scholarship in the field of New Testament studies. Colleagues with whom Meeks corresponded include Elaine Pagels, Jacob Neusner, Ernest Frerichs, Victor Paul Furnish, Helmut Koester, David L. Balch, Troels Engberg-Pedersen,and many others.

The chronological subseries of Series II Documentation of Professional Activities is the file that Meeks maintained. It includes writings, talks, and lectures interspersed throughout, many of them unpublished typescripts. When the title of a paper or lecture is listed, a text is generally available; in other cases the files may contain primarily information about a lecture or event. The subseries of published and unpublished writings have been added from the Library's files. Meeks' Curriculum Vitae in Series VI provides a full listing of published articles, essays, and books.

Series III focuses on Meeks' work as General Editor of the HarperCollins Study Bible, a reference work that combines the text of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible with notes by sixty leading Biblical scholars.

Series IV, Courses Taught, and Series V, Dissertations Advised, provide thorough documentation of Meeks' teaching and advisory activities, primarily at Yale.

Series VI, Personal Items and Memorabilia, contains primarily biographical information.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Wayne A. Meeks, 2015.

  1. I. Correspondence
  2. II. Documentation of Professional Activities
  3. III. HarperCollins Study Bible Project
  4. IV. Courses Taught
  5. V. Dissertations Advised
  6. VI. Personal Items and Memorabilia
1959 - 2014
8.75 Linear Feet (22 boxes)
Related Names
Meeks, Wayne A.
Meeks, Wayne A.
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