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To Werner Rode

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Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (Boston University) 

Date: December 1, 1953

Location: Boston, Mass.

Genre: Letter

Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Education


In his letter of 22 September, Paul Tillich told King that Werner Rode, Tillich’s assistant at Union Theological Seminary, would make several of Tillich’s unpublished lectures available to King.

Mr. Werner Rode
Union Theological Seminary
New York, New York

Dear Mr. Rode:

I am a graduate student of Boston University pursuing work toward the Ph.D. degree in philosophical theology. At present, I am in the process of writing my Dissertation. I have chosen as a tentative topic, A comparison of the conception of God in the thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman.

I am interested in getting as many of Dr. Tillich’s unpublished works as possible. In recent correspondence with Dr. Tillich, he indicated that I could obtain his “propositions” for his lectures in Systematic Theology from you. I would appreciate very much if you would send this work to me. If there are any charges, please forward the same to me C.O.D.

Sincerely yours,
Martin L. King, Jr.


Source: MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

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