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fonds F01157 - Donald Murray Mathers fonds

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Donald Murray Mathers fonds

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CA ON00239 F01157

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  • 1942-1974 (Creation)
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    Mathers, Donald Murray

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5.28 m of textual records

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Mathers, Donald Murray (1921-1972)

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The Reverend Dr. Donald M. Mathers (1921-1972) was born in Monifieth, Scotland and attended the University of St, Andrews (M.A. 1942, B.D. 1949) where he was a student of Donald Baillie. During the Second World War he served with the British Army in Germany, France and Holland. After studying in the United States at Columbia and Union Theological Seminary, he came to Queen's in 1953 where he served as Principal, Queen's Theological College. As well as being a stimulating teacher Dr. Mathers was known as a theologian, ecumenist and author. While at Queen's, Dr. Mathers wrote several books on religion including The Word and The Way, and The Future of Philosophical Theology and Belief. His untimely death in 1972 was the result of leukemia.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, articles, sermons, lecture notes, committee minutes illustrating his work as theologian and teacher. The papers illustrate his active involvement in international church work and the General Commission on Union between the Anglican and United Church of Canada; copy of "'Not by Sight: Some Sermons & Occasional Talks of Donald Mathers", published posthumously by his widow, Helen Mathers.

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Donated by Helen Mathers - 1974, 1987, 2000.

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  • English

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5003.12 SE
5007.6 SE
5011.3 SE
5026
5034.7

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  • Shelf: 5003.12 SE
  • Shelf: 5007.6 SE
  • Shelf: 5011.3 SE
  • Shelf: 5026
  • Shelf: 5034.7