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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 95

Moore, Edward Caldwell, 1857-1943. Papers, 1862-1933.


Papers of Harvard University theology professor Edward Caldwell Moore.


  • Creation: 1862-1933.


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Biographical / Historical

Edward Caldwell Moore, 1857-1943, received an AB and an AM in 1880 from Marietta College, a BD from Union Theological Seminary in 1884, a PhD from Brown in 1891, honorary DD from Marietta in 1892 and Yale in 1909, an LLD from Grinnell College in 1920, and a DTh from the University of Giessen in 1926. Moore spent two years doing postgraduate work at the Universities of Berlin, Gottingen, and Giessen, followed by a twelve-year pastorate at Central Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1901, he began teaching at Harvard University as the Parkman Professor of Theology, and in 1915 he became the chairman of the Board of Preachers and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard. He specialized in Reformation and Post-Reformation periods as well as the philosophy of religion. Moore authored several papers and books, including Outline of the History of Christian Thought since Kant, The New Testament in the Christian Church, West and East, and The Nature of Religion. From 1914 to 1925 he was president of the American Board of Foreign Missions. Moore also served as visiting lecturer at Andover Seminary, Yale Divinity School, the Lowell Institute, and Mansfield College, Oxford.


Organized into the following series:

  1. Series I. Numbered sermons
  2. Series II. Dated sermons
  3. Series III. Addresses and articles, 1892-1933
  4. Series IV. College lectures
  5. Series V. Prayers
  6. Series VI. Correspondence
  7. Series VII. Subject files
  8. Series VIII. Biographical files
  9. Series IX. Miscellaneous

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dorothea May Moore ; received: 1971 .

Related Materials

For further E. C. Moore materials, please see bMS 174 , bMS 422 , and bMS 638 .

Moore, Edward Caldwell, 1857-1943. Papers, 1862-1933: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Divinity School Library, Harvard University Repository

Special Collections at Harvard Divinity School 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. Known as Andover-Harvard Theological Library since 1911, it was renamed the Harvard Divinity School Library in 2021.

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