Collection 412 Oral History Interview with Gleason L. Archer
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Gleason Leonard Archer in which he describes his family background; his conversion; his education at Harvard University and Princeton Theological Seminary; his attendance at Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts; involvement with Robert Schneider and the Fellowship of Faith and other mission work with the Muslim community in Chicago; forming the United Evangelical Arab Mission; Muslim views of Christians; studying the Arabic language; and his time in Beirut, Lebanon. The time period covered by the interviews is 1926 to 1989.
Gleason Archer was interviewed by Robert Shuster May 7, 1989 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
- Created: 1989
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Full Name: Gleason Leonard Archer, Jr.
Birth Date: May 22, 1916
Death Date: April 27, 2004
Birth Place: Norwell, Massachusetts
Parents: Gleason Leonard and Elizabeth Glenn Snyder Archer
Conversion: Commitment at age 11, gradual awareness of salvation
Marital Status: Married to L. Virginia Atkinson (1939)(d. 1962)
Marital Status: married to Sandra Paula Larson (1964)
Children: Gleason Leonard III, Jonathan A., Heather M., Laurel E., Elizabeth S.
Denominational Affiliation: Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., 1945; Transferred to the Evangelical Free Church in America, 1966
1938 B.A., Harvard University (summa cum laude in Classics)
1939 LL.B., Suffolk Law School
1940 A.M., Harvard University
1944 Ph.D., Harvard University
1945 B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
1945-1948 Pastor, Park Street Church, Boston
1948-1965 Professor of Biblical Languages, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
1965- Professor of Old Testament, Trinity Evangelical Theological Seminary, Deerfield, Illinois
Publications (not a comprehensive list):
The Book of Job: God's Answer to the Problem of Undeserved Suffering. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, c 1982
Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publ. House, c 1982
Epistle to the Romans: A Study Manual, The. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, c 1959.
In the Shadow of the Cross. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publ. House, c 1957
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The material in this collection was given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Gleason L. Archer in April 1989.
November 13, 1995
Janyce H. Nasgowitz
- Arabic language.
- Archer, Gleason L., Jr., 1916-2004.
- Bible -- Study and teaching.
- Chicago (Ill.)
- Christianity and other religions.
- Evangelistic work -- Lebanon.
- Fellowship of Faith for Muslims.
- Islam -- Doctrines.
- Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
- Missions to Muslims.
- Muslims -- Lebanon.
- Muslims -- United States.
- Park Street Church
- Park Street Church -- Boston (Mass.)
- Schneider, Robert,
- United Evangelical Arab Mission.
- Collection 412 Oral History Interview with Gleason L. Archer
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