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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 171

Ropes, James Hardy, 1866-1933. Sermons and glass slides, 1903-1920.

Sermons of the Congegationalist minister, James Hardy Ropes, and glass slides of a Lowell Institute lecture given by Ropes.


  • 1903-1920.
  • March, 1904


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2 boxes

This bulk of this collection consists of sermons by James Hardy Ropes which are arranged chronologically. The collection also includes glass slides which were used as part of a presentation in a lecture entitled The Apostolic Age in the Light of Modern Criticism, given by Ropes for the Lowell Institute lecture in March, 1904.

Biographical / Historical

James Hardy Ropes (1866-1933) was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1889 and Andover Theological Seminary in 1893. In 1901, he was ordained a minister in the Congregational Church. He served as an instructor, and then assistant professor, at Harvard Divinity School from 1895 to 1903; he was then named Bussey Professor in 1903, a position he held until his appointment as the Hollis Professor of Divinity in 1910. He was named editor of the Harvard Theological Review in 1921. Ropes is also the author of Die Spruche Jesu: Die in Den Kanonischen Evangelien Nicht Uberliefert Sind (1896), The Apostolic Age in the Light of Modern Criticism (1904), A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle of St. James (1916), and The Synoptic Gospels (1934).


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Sermons
  2. Series II. Photographic slides

Acquisition Information

Gift of Willard Learoyd Sperry, 1953.
Ropes, James Hardy, 1866-1933. Sermons and glass slides, 1903-1920: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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