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James Estol Tull Papers

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James Estol Tull served in the U.S. Army as a chaplain and taught theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, for 25 years. This collection contains biographical information, including his U.S. Army Air Force file, writings, speeches, photographs, subject and course files, two sermons, and drafts of The Atoning Gospel and his dissertation  A Study of Southern Baptist Landmarkism in the Light of Historical Baptist Ecclesiology (1959).

Biographical and Historical Note

Dr. James Estol Tull was a native of Arkansas. In addition to graduating with degrees from Baylor University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Columbia University, he served in the U.S. Army as a chaplain and taught theology at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Wake Forest, North Carolina, for 25 years. Tull was also the author of The Atoning Gospel and his dissertation  A Study of Southern Baptist Landmarkism in the Light of Historical Baptist Ecclesiology (1959).

Collection Overview

This collection contains information about James Estol Tull's life and work, including biographical information; his U.S. Army Air Force military file, his thesis, speeches, reviews, photographs, professional files, course and lecture outlines and notes from his time at Southeastern Theological Seminary, two sermons, and drafts of The Atoning Gospel and his dissertation  A Study of Southern Baptist Landmarkism in the Light of Historical Baptist Ecclesiology (1959).

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical Materials
    • Baptist Biography Data Form, (undated) Box 4 Folder 18
    • Blacksburg Baptist Church (Blacksburg, VA), Resolution of Appreciation upon his Resignation as Pastor, (Mar. 26, 1955) Box 4 Folder 19
    • Course paper, Christian Ethics 232, (n.d.) Box 4 Folder 28
    • Doctoral dissertation, "Study of Southern Baptist Landmarkism In The Light Of Historical Baptist Ecclesiology" , Columbia University, (1960)
      • Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Preface, (1959) Box 2 Folder 24
      • Part I, Introduction, (1959) Box 2 Folder 25
      • Part I, Chapter I, The Ecclesiology of Baptists in Colonial America, (1959) Box 2 Folder 26
      • Part I, Chapter II, Baptists in the Southern United States to 1845, (1959) Box 2 Folder 27
      • Part I, Chapter III, Historical Sketch of the Landmark Movement to the Civil War, (1959) Box 2 Folder 28
      • Part II, Chapter IV, The Nature of the Church, (1959) Box 2 Folder 29
      • Part II, Chapter V, The Church's Jurisdiction Over All Gospel Acts: The Landmark Crusade Against Affiliationism, (1959) Box 2 Folder 30
      • Part II, Chapter VI, The Landmark Quarrel with "Religious Societies" (1959) Box 2 Folder 31
      • Part II, Chapter VII, An Examination of the Nature of the Church in Landmark Theory, (1959) Box 2 Folder 32
      • Part III, Chapter VIII, An Examination of the Authority of the Church in Landmark Theory, (1959) Box 2 Folder 33
      • Part III, Chapter IX, The Exclusive Jurisdiction of a Local Baptist Church over the Discipline of its Members, (1959) Box 2 Folder 34
      • Part III, Chapter X, The Jurisdiction of a Local Baptist Church over Missions and Benevolences, (1959) Box 2 Folder 35
      • Part IV, Chapter XI, The Rebuilding of the Denomination, (1959) Box 2 Folder 36
      • Part IV, Chapter XII, Factors in the Landmark Resurgence, (1959) Box 2 Folder 37
      • Part IV, Chapter XIII, Landmark Offensives, (1959) Box 2 Folder 38
      • Epilogue, Chapter XIV, A Characterization of the Landmark Movement since 1905, (1959) Box 2 Folder 39
      • Selected Bibliography, (1959) Box 2 Folder 40
      • Drafts Box 2 Folder 41-47 Box 4 Folder 29-31 Box 1 Folder 8
    • International Association of Lions Clubs Certificate, (n.d.) Box 4 Folder 20
    • Photographs (2 negatives) Box 1 Folder 56
    • Wake Forest Monogram Club Box 1 Folder 9
  • Biographical Sketches
    • Boyce, James, P. (1827-1888) Box 1 Folder 53
    • Smythe, John, Roger Williams, Isaac Backus, etc. Box 1 Folder 54
    • Whitsitt, William Box 1 Folder 55
  • Military Record
    • Appointment as First Lieutenant, Infantry in the U.S. Army, (Aug. 4, 1938) Box 4 Folder 21
    • Appointment as Major/Chaplain in the U.S. Army, (Jun. 12, 1947) Box 4 Folder 22
    • Certificate of Appreciation for War Service, U.S. Army Air Forces, (n.d.) Box 4 Folder 23
    • Certificate of Completion of Subcourse/Solution of Map Problems/Infantry, (May 21, 1938) Box 4 Folder 24
    • Certificate of Service, U.S. Army, Miami Beach, Florida, (Dec. 29, 1945) Box 4 Folder 25
    • Commission in the U.S. Army, Evidence of highest military rank attained, (Jun. 14, 1947) Box 4 Folder 26
    • Separation Qualification Record, U.S. Army, Miami Beach, Florida, (Dec. 29, 1945) Box 4 Folder 27
  • Professional Files
    • Baptist Lutheran Dialogue, (1979-1981) Box 1 Folder 57-58
    • Baptist and Quakers, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 59
    • Baptist and Religious Freedom, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 60
    • Catholic Theologians Box 1 Folder 61
    • Colloquium on Theology of Ministry, (Outline) (1974) Box 1 Folder 62
    • Niebuhr, Reinhold, Clippings, (1986) Box 1 Folder 63
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina
    • Course Files
      • Atonement, LT 305, (1974) Box 3 Folder 1-3
      • Atonement Theories Box 3 Folder 5
      • Baptist Beginings Box 3 Folder 6
      • Baptist Theology Materials, (1960) Box 3 Folder 7
      • Christian Life 210, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 64-66
      • Christology, (1946) Box 3 Folder 8-10
      • Church Box 3 Folder 11
      • Contemporary American Theologians, LT 403, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 12
      • Contemporary American Theology, LT 3060, (1981-1983) Box 3 Folder 4
      • Contemporary British Theology, LT 3062, (1964-1974) Box 6 Folder 12-13
      • Curriculum Guides, (1951-1964; 1969) Box 1 Folder 4
      • Death of God Theology, Reading List Box 6 Folder 14
      • Doctrine of God, LT 101 Box 6 Folder 15-16
      • Doctrine of Man Box 6 Folder 17
      • Ecumenism, (1926, n.d.) Box 6 Folder 18
      • Election, LT 102 Box 6 Folder 19
      • Eschatology Box 6 Folder 20
      • Examination Questions, (1960-1985) Box 6 Folder 21-23
      • General Baptists (John Smyth), (n.d.) Box 6 Folder 24
      • History of Baptist Thought, LT 302, (1963-1979) Box 7 Folder 1 Box 6 Folder 25
      • History of Doctrine, LT 304, (n.d.) Box 7 Folder 2
      • History of the Early Church, LT 303 Box 7 Folder 3
      • New England Theology, LT 208, Bibliography, (1963-1965) Box 7 Folder 5-6
      • Nineteenth Century Theologians, LT 202, Kierkegaard, Schleiermacher, Ritschl, etc., (1967-1968) Box 7 Folder 7-10
      • Revelation, (n.d.) Box 7 Folder 11-12
      • Systematic Theology, LT 101, Bibliographies, Tests, Notes. (1955-1978; 1985-1986; 1959-1983) Box 7 Folder 13-21
    • Notecards, (Literary Productions and Courses)
      • B Box 4 Folder 2-3
      • C Box 4 Folder 4-5
      • D Box 4 Folder 6-10
      • E Box 4 Folder 11
      • F Box 4 Folder 12
      • G Box 4 Folder 13-17
      • H Box 5 Folder 1-2
      • J Box 5 Folder 3
      • K Box 5 Folder 4
      • L Box 5 Folder 5
      • M Box 5 Folder 6-8
      • N Box 5 Folder 9
      • O Box 5 Folder 10
      • P Box 5 Folder 11
      • R Box 5 Folder 12-14
      • S Box 5 Folder 15
      • T Box 5 Folder 16
      • V Box 5 Folder 17
      • W Box 5 Folder 18-19
      • Selected Bibliography, (n.d.) Box 5 Folder 20-25
      • Selected Bibliography, (n.d.) Box 6 Folder 1-11
      • Selected Bibliography, Justification, Reconciliation, Grace, Resurrection, Evil, Suffering, etc. Box 3 Folder 26
      • Selected Bibliography, Love, Freedom, Service, etc. Box 3 Folder 27
      • Selected Bibliography, Lordship, Victory, Forgiveness, etc. Box 3 Folder 28
      • Selected Bibliography, Justification, Righteousness, Redemption, Obedience, etc. Box 3 Folder 29
      • Selected Bibliography, Servanthood, Representation, Judgement, etc. Box 3 Folder 30
      • Selected Bibliography, Ecumenism, Lord's Supper, Baptism Box 3 Folder 31
    • Subject Files
      • Baptist Doctrine of the Church, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 32
      • Baptist Documents, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 33
      • Baptist Succession by J.B. Jeter, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 16
      • Bultmann, Rudolph, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 17
      • Campbellism, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 13
      • Clark, William Newton (Religious Liberalism), (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 14
      • Frontier; Great Revival in the West, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 15
      • Fuller, Andrew, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 18
      • Missionism and Anti-Missionism, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 19
      • Payne, Bachus, Trinterud, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 20
      • Philadelphia Association, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 21
      • Rauschenbusch, Walter, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 22
      • Religious Liberty, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 23
      • Seminary Material Used on Support of Mission, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 3
      • Resolution of Appreciation, (Oct. 1979) Box 1 Folder 5
      • Temple, William, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 24
      • Williams, Roger, (n.d.) Box 3 Folder 25
    • Reports
      • Conference on Baptist Unity, Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., (Oct. 26-27, 1962) Box 1 Folder 1
      • Second Conference on Baptist Unity, Alan B. Shepherd Conference Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia, (Oct. 4-5, 1963) Box 1 Folder 2
      • Jewish Baptist Scholars Conference, (Aug. 18-20, 1969) Box 4 Folder 1
  • Speeches and Sermons
    • "[American Fighting Man]," Woman's Club, Miami, Fla., (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 45
    • First Christmas Overseas, Civic Club, Miami, Florida, (1941) Box 1 Folder 46
    • Implications of Creation and Eschatology For the Support of Misssions, National Seminar in Support of Missions, Southern Baptist Convention, (1975) Box 1 Folder 47
    • (Speech Notes) Rotary Club, Kunming China (Jul. 23, 1942) Box 1 Folder 48
    • Sale of Liquor, Bridgeport District, Kentucky, (1948) Box 1 Folder 49
    • Sermon, Blacksburg Baptist Church, Blacksburg, Virginia (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 6
    • Sermon, Wake Forest High School, (North Carolina), (May 30, 1965) Box 1 Folder 7
    • Southeastern Seminary, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 50
    • "Southeastern Seminary - Whence? What? Whither?,"  (Mar. 10, 1981) Box 1 Folder 51
    • Theological Education/ On Seminaries, (1966) Box 1 Folder 52
  • Writings
    • "Another Question in Baptist History: Who Was Pike?,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 10
    • "Are Southern Baptists Evangelicals?,"  (1983) Box 1 Folder 11-12
    • "Atoning Gospel" Drafts, (n.d.)
      • Table of Contents, Preface Box 2 Folder 1
      • Chapter I, Atonement and Divine Grace Box 2 Folder 2
      • Chapter II, Atonement and Divine Justice Box 2 Folder 3
      • Chapter III, Atonement and Justification Box 2 Folder 4
      • Chapter IV, Atonement and Reconciliation Box 2 Folder 5
      • Chapter V, Atonement and Sanctification Box 2 Folder 6
      • Chapter VI, Christ the Deliverer Box 2 Folder 7
      • Chapter VII, Christ the Representative of God and Man Box 2 Folder 8
      • Chapter VIII, Christ the Servant of God Box 2 Folder 9
      • Chapter IX, Christ the Living Lord Box 2 Folder 10
      • Chapter X, Atonement and the Church Box 2 Folder 11
      • Grace Box 2 Folder 12
      • Judgement Box 2 Folder 13
      • Justification Box 2 Folder 14
      • Reconciliation Box 2 Folder 15
      • Sanctification Box 2 Folder 16
      • Deliverance Box 2 Folder 17
      • Representation Box 2 Folder 18
      • Servanthood Box 2 Folder 19
      • Resurrection Box 2 Folder 20
      • The Church Box 2 Folder 21
      • References and Planning Box 2 Folder 22-23 Box 1 Folder 13-14
    • "Baptist Theology: A Brief Critique,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 15
    • Baptists, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 16
    • "Baptists Sould Be Interested In Our Seminaries,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 17
    • "Christological Thought of Thomas J.J. Altizer,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 18
    • "Ecclesiastical Axiom - All Belivers Have a Right to Equal Privileges in the Church,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 19
    • "From Conflict to Challenge,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 20
    • "Lack of Criticism,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 21
    • Landmark Movement, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 22
    • "Landmark Movement: An Historical and Theological Appraisal, Baptist History and Heritage,"  (Jan. 1975) Box 1 Folder 23
    • Landmark Movement in the Southern Baptist Convention, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 24
    • Mission Sidelights, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 25
    • "Negro-White Problem in the South,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 26
    • Ordinance/Sacrament, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 27
    • "Peace and War in the Thought of Reinhold Niebuhr,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 28
    • "Progressive Theological Education in a Conservative Environment,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 29
    • "Responsible Denominationalism,"  (1959) Box 1 Folder 30
    • Reviews, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 31
    • "Rise and Course of the Landmark Movement,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 32
    • "Seminary and the Denomination,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 33
    • "Shapers of Baptist Thought,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 34-37
    • So You're Getting Out, (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 38
    • "Some Observations on the Baptist Doctrine of the Church,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 39
    • "Southern Baptist Concept of Grace,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 40
    • "Theology of Childhood: A Response to Beasley-Murray,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 41
    • "Theology of Evangelism,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 42
    • "A Theology of Leisure" part of The Phenomenon of Increased Discretionary Time, (1971) Box 1 Folder 43
    • "What Seems to Divide Us,"  (n.d.) Box 1 Folder 44

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Tull, James E.
Title
James Estol Tull Papers
ID
MS496
Date [inclusive]
1938-1985
Extent
9.1 linear feet  7 record cartons

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Revision Description
 Revised by Molly Sohn, Kari Burgess, and Stephanie Bennett 2017 September
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
James Estol Tull Papers (MS496), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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