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Box 1:

Folder 1. Curriculum Vitae, 2005
Folder 2. Books.
  • The Fatherhood of God and the Victorian Family: The Social Gospel in America. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982.
  • Confronting the Idolatry of Family: A New Vision for the Household of God. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1991. (On-line at http://www.religion-online.org/, 1999.)
  • Parenting is for Everyone: Living Out Our Baptismal Covenant. Louisville: Presbyterian Mariners, 1996.
  • People of a Compassionate God: Creating Welcoming Congregations. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003. (Located in University Archives Faculty Alumni Collection under call number FISHBURN.)
Folder 3. Articles.
  • "Changing Family Life: How Will the Church Respond?" A.D. (United Church of Christ Edition), November 1975.
  • "Church, Family and Intergenerational Education." Report of the Association for Professional Education for Ministry, 1980.
  • "Faith Formation in Family Clusters." The Church School, October 1980.
  • "Religious Experience in Paul Tillich." Theological Field Education: Key Resources, 1981.
Folder 4. Articles.
  • "Children and the Bible: Are They Learning What We Intend?" The Church School, February 1982.
  • "More Help on the Children's Sermon." Word and Witness, Spring 1982.
  • "Male Clergy Adultery as Vocational Confusion." The Christian Century, September 15-22, 1982.
  • " Family Cluster House Church, A Model for Intergrational Education," Share, Winter 1982.
  • "The Family as a Means of Grace in American Theology." Religious Education, Winter 1983.
  • "Seminary Education Tested By Praxis." The Christian Century, February 8-15, 1984. (With Neill Q. Hamilton.)
  • "The Methodist Social Gospel and Woman Suffrage." The Drew Gateway, Winter/Spring 1984.
Folder 5. Articles.
  • "Soren Kiekergaard, Exegete." Interpretation, July 1985.
  • "Church and Family: The Conflict Between Civil Religion and Sacramental Christianity." Quarterly Review, Summer 1985.
  • "Church and Family: The Conflict Between Civil Religion and Sacramental Christianity." Quarterly Review, Summer 1985.

Box 2:

Folder 1. Articles.
  • "Seminary, Ministry and Social Responsibility." The Christian Century, February 4-11, 1987.
Folder 2. Articles.
  • "Leading: Paideia in a New York." Congregations: Their Power to Form and Transform, C. Ellis Nelson, editor. Louisville: John Knox Press, 1988.
  • "Characteristics of the Effective Minister: A Research Report." Quarterly Review, Spring 1989. (with Neill Q. Hamilton.)
Folder 3. Articles.
  • "The Sexuality of Pastors: What Is the Issue?" Church and Society, November/December 1989.
  • " Pennsylvania Awakenings, Sacramental Seasons and Ministry," Bard Thompson Festschrift. Edward Mellon Press, 1990.
  • "Moving Out of Complacency: A Response to Nicholas Wolterstorff." Theology Today, April 1991.
Folder 4. Articles.
  • "Are There Better Ways to Elect Bishops?" Circuit Rider, July-August 1992. (With Peter C. Fishburn and Arthur Hagy.)
  • “A Vision for Presbyterian Church (USA) Family Ministries with Study Guide,” editor and writer for the Christian Nurture Ministry Unit, Presbyterian Church USA, 1992.
  • "Mainline Protestants and the Social Impulse." The Church's Public Role. Dieter Hessel, editor. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

Box 3:

Folder 1. Articles.
  • "Family Values and Family Ministry." Church and Society, Nov./Dec.
Folder 2. Articles.
  • "Gilbert Tennet, Established Dissenter." Church History, March 1994.
Folder 3. Articles.
  • "Beyond Idolatry of Family to Participation in the Household of God." Open Hands, Spring 1993.
  • "Cultural Diversity and Seminary Teaching." Religious Education, Winter 1995.
  • “The Role of the Media: Confusing the Languages of Moral Discourse,” in The Sexuality Debate in North American Churches 1988-1995.  John J. Carey, editor.  Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1995.
  • "Home is Where the Heart Is." Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators Advocate, Summer 1996.
  • "Family Values-Are They Biblical?" Horizons, March/April 1997.
Folder 4. Articles.
  • "Theological Education: A Reformed Imperative." Festscrift in Honor of Charles Speel. Thomas J. Sienkewicz and James E. Betts, editors. Monmouth College: Monmouth Illinois, 1996.
  • "Media, Church and Ministry." The Clergy Journal, April 1998.
  • "The Social Gospel, Gender and Homosexuality: Then and Now," Chris Evans, ed. Social Gospel Today (Louisville, Westminster John Knox, 2001).
  • "The Social Gospel as Missionary Ideology," Wilbert R. Shenk, ed. North American Foreign Missions, 1810-1914: Theology, Theory, and Policy (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004).
  • “Family Values and ‘Complementarity.’”Covenant Network of Presbyterians, 2010. Available On-line.
  • “The German Lutheran World of Kate Hummel.” Der Reggeboge 48, no. 2 (2014):  5-31.

Box 4:

Folder 1. Book Reviews.
  • "Three Victorian Women Who Changed the World," "The Female Experience and the Nature of the Divine," "Woman and Religion in America, Vol. I." Theology Today, October 1982.
  • "Presbyterian Women in America," The American Historical Review, June 1984.
  • "Simple Prayer," "Can We Still Call God Father?" Theology Today, January 1985.
  • " A Way in the World: Family Life as Spiritual Discipline." Drew Gateway, Spring 1986.
  • "The Christian Home in Victorian America." The American Historical Review, June 1987.
  • "Faith Development and Fowler: A Review Essay." The Princeton Seminary Bulletin," Vol. IX, No. 1, 1988.
Folder 2. Book Reviews.
  • "The Simple Gospel." The Princeton Seminary Bulletin, Spring 1992.
  • "The Way of the Cross Leads Home: The Domestication of American Methodism." Methodist History, Vol. XXXII, No. 2, 1994.
  • "Preacher: Billy Sunday and Big-Time American Evangelism." American Presbyterians. Vol. 74, No. 1, Spring 1996.
  • "Married to the Church." Catholic On-Line Journal, Fall 1996.
  • "The Wild Man's Journey: Reflections on Male's Spirituality." Catholic On-Line Journal, Fall 1997.
  • "A Kingdom on Earth: Anglo-American Social Christianity." American Historical Review, February 1998.
  • "The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life." The Christian Century. February 4-11, 1998.
  • “Holy Day, Holiday: The American Sunday” American Historical Review, December 2001.
Folder 3. Encyclopedia Articles.
  • "Kierkegaard, Soren Aabye." Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation. Abingdon, 1999.
Folder 4. Lectures.
  • "Make Peace Not War." Commencement Address, The Monmouth College: Monmouth, IL., May 1984.
  • "Freedom of Religion, Then and Now: What Does It Mean?" Constitution Celebration. New Jersey Committee of the Humanities, April 1986.
  • "Faith Reformed Spirituality." Greenhoe Lecturer. Faith Development Symposium, Louisville Seminary, September 29-October 1, 1986.
  • "Faith Formation in the Congregation." Symposium on Faith Development, Christian Theological Seminary. Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1990.
  • "Commencement Address." Drew University. October 21, 1994.
Folder 5. Sermons.
  • "Tears of Joy." Craig Chapel. September 1988.
  • "Blood Kin." Craig Chapel. May 14, 1994.
  • "Virtual Reality." Craig Chapel. May 4, 1995.
Folder 6. Addenda to Curriculum Vita.
  • "Learning through Liturgy" and "Worship as Pastoral Care." The Drew Gateway. Winter 1979.
  • "Family Clusters: Learning Together." The Church School. September 1980. Word and Witness: A Complete Resource for Celebrating and Proclaiming the Gospel. August 19, 1984.
Folder 7. Personal Reading.
  • Share. Winter 1979.
Folder 8. Public Presentations (audio and video cassettes):
  • "Effective Ministry." Craig Chapel. September 11, 1986.
  • "Ordination SVC: Janet Fishburn." April 17, 1988. (video cassette.)
  • "Whose Child Are You?" UMC, Morristown. May 8, 1994.
  • "A Service of Appreciation for the Teaching Ministry of Janet Fishburn, 1978-1995." Craig Chapel. November 1994.
  • "Family Enrichment Conference." Montreat. "Changing Culture/Changing Family," "Church as First Family," "Vocation of Parents." July 4-5, 1995.
  • Minister's Week. "Family Pew in the Household of God," "Leaving Home as an Act of Faith," "Church as First Family." 1997.
  • “All Together Now,” Boonton, N.J., Presbyterian Church, August 25, 2002. 

Last updated 03/12/2013 by Matthew Beland