Guide to the Richard J. Foster Papers
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Richard J. Foster is the author of several books, which have appealed to a wide audience since the 1978 publication of Celebration of Discipline. Although he is ecumenical in focus, his works often reflect Quaker precepts that are described as an attempt to "promote a balanced understanding of the Christian faith."Foster is the founder of Renovare, an effort working for the renewal of the Church in all her multifaceted expressions. He has written numerous magazine articles, taught spiritual formation classes at several universities, and spoken in venues around the world. Richard is a former pastor of Newberg Friends Church, which is part of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM), and, as a graduate of George Fox, he has chosen to house his papers at the combined archives of the University and the NWYM.
The collection includes the following materials from Foster's writing and speaking career:
- research materials
- schedules of speaking engagements
- photographs and media
- 64.25 cubic feet
- 28 record boxes, 34 document boxes, 7 file drawers
Language: EnglishFuture Additions: Further accurals are expected.
Use of the Collection: Correspondence is restricted. Materials must be reviewed by the archivist before use.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings:
- Foster, Richard J.--Archives
- Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church
- Spiritual formation
Contact: Zoie Clark, GFU/NWDA Archives -- firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-554-2415