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Holmes, Arthur F. (Arthur Frank), 1924-2011.



  • Existence: 1924 - 2011

Biographical Statement

Arthur Frank Holmes was born 1924 in Dover, England. His father was a schoolteacher and a Baptist lay preacher. He committed his life to Jesus Christ at age seventeen. Dr. Arthur F. Holmes earned his B.A. in 1950, joined the Wheaton faculty in 1951, earned his M.A. in 1952, and received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1957. He was named Wheaton's Senior Teacher of the Year in 1966 and 1983. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) named him Illinois Professor of the Year in 1987. The Chicago Tribune named him Professor of the Year, with highest honors on its 1994 All-Professor Team. His works include eight books, among them "Contours of a World View Ethics; Ethics-Approaching Moral Decisions; All Truth is God's Truth; and The Idea of a Christian College." He also wrote the entry to 'Christian Philosophy' in the fifteenth edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. He has been involved in the Christian College Coalition, the Society of Christian Philosophers, and the American Philosophical Association. He was also instrumental in the formation of Wheaton College's Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE). He was chairman of the philosophy department for twenty-five years and from 1992 to his retirement was assistant to the vice president for academic affairs for arts and sciences. Dr. Holmes lived with his wife, Alice, in Wheaton, Illinois until his death on October 8, 2011.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

About the Statement of Responsibilities - Arthur Holmes

 Digital Record
Identifier: 19750127-chapel
Dates: Digitized: 1975 January 27

Arthur F. Holmes Papers

 Collection — Container: xBooks
Identifier: SC-183
Scope and Contents

Arthur F. Holmes Papers is composed of published journal articles, book reviews, conference papers and unpublished writings. Professional correspondence between Holmes and Wheaton College Duane Litfin spans the late 1990s. The author's original Master's thesis and Ph.D dissertation are also available.

Dates: Created: 1952-2003; Other: Date acquired: 2008

Collection 032 Records of Seminar on the Authority of the Bible

Identifier: CN 032
Scope and Contents Copies of the papers read at the meeting held in Wenham, MA. Also contains a list of participants, a schedule of events, and copies of the text of the communique and resolutions adopted by the meeting.Most of this collection consists of papers read at the meeting and responses read. The list of titles can be read in the container list, where they are arranged according to the order given. Also in this collection is a schedule of the seminar and copies of the resolutions and...
Dates: Created: 1966

Collection 628 Papers of Carl F. H. Henry

Identifier: CN 628
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, notes, minutes, and manuscripts related to theologian and author Carl Henry, documenting his work with the Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, but which also touch on a few other aspects of his life, including his association with Wheaton College and with the magazine Christianity Today.

Dates: Created: 1925-1984

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Collection 3
Digital Record 1
Evangelicalism -- United States. 2
Evangelicalism. 2
Theology 2
Theology -- Study and teaching -- Asia. 2
Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Alumni. 2