Check out our catalog for books available in our Special Collections:
David Du Plessis Special Collection
Consists of 747 books covering topics of Pentecostalism, Revival, Signs & Wonders, Spiritual Gifts, Prayer, and Church History. Includes a number of hymnal books as well as several works written in the German language.
In 1985, David and Anna du Plessis donated the David du Plessis Archival Collection and Special Collection to inaugurate the Du Plessis Center for Christian Spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary. David du Plessis (1905-1987) was an independent minister with a global outreach. Through his affiliation to Assemblies of God USA, he cultivated friendships with Pentecostals in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Much of Du Plessis’ support was grass-roots and his correspondence includes thousands of letters from ministers and members of Pentecostal and mainline Christian denominations exploring a wide range of topics.
James Washington Special Collection
Consists of 3424 books covering topics of African American Studies, Racial Studies, Community, Social Justice, and Church History.
The James Washington collection was donated in 2003 by Dr. James Washington’s wife, Patricia Washington. Dr. Washington (1948 – 1997) received his Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University (1979). He authored several works including Frustrated Fellowship: The Black Baptist Quest for Social Power (1986) and Conversations with God: Two Centuries of Prayers by African Americans (1994).
Manuel J. Gaxiola Special Collection
Consists of 1489 books covering topics of Theology (especially Pentecostalism), Philosophy, Latin American Studies, World Missions, Ecumenics, and World Religions. Includes many books written in the Spanish language.
The Manuel J. Gaxiola Collection was donated in 2011 by Adonidam Gaxiola. Dr. Manuel J. Gaxiola (1927 – 2014) was among the first Latin American Pentecostals to earn a doctoral degree (University of Birmingham). He was a member of a prominent family within the Apostolic and other evangélico movements in Mexico and the United States, and also served as president (presiding bishop) of Mexico’s Iglesia Apostolica de la Fe en Cristo Jesús for two terms, 1970-1974 and 1978-1982. He also served as president of the Society for Pentecostal Studies.
New York Theological Thesis Special Collection
Consists of 291 dissertations written by NYTS students in the Doctor of Ministry program. Includes works written in the English, Korean, and Spanish languages.
Fuller Seminary acquired the New York Theological Thesis collection from the New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). NYTS was founded in 1900 by Wilbert Webster White. The Seminary has been recognized for its emphasis on ministry and mission, its openness to both men and women, and the denominational and cultural diversity of its student body.
Søren Kierkegaard Special Collection
Consists of 1133 books covering topics of Philosophy, Theology, Spirituality, and Ethics. Includes works written in Danish, English, German, French, and Swedish.
The Soren Kierkegaard Special Collection contains biographical works about its namesake scholar, works by Kierkegaard, and additional academic works on related subjects, such as existentialism and Lutheranism. Soren Kierkegaard (1813 – 1855) was a Danish philosopher, theologian, and cultural critic.
Charles Edwin Jones Special Collection
Consists of 2652 books covering topics of Pastoral Care/Ministry, Evangelism, Holiness Movement, Pentecostalism, Revival, and Christian Living.
The Charles Edwin Jones Collection was donated by Charles and Beverly Jones in 2006. Dr. Charles E. Jones (1932 – ) is a librarian, archivist, bibliographer, and historian. His Ph.D. dissertation from the University of Wisconsin was titled Perfectionist Persuasion: The Holiness Movement and American Methodism, 1867-1936.
David William Faupel Special Collection
Consists of 1664 books covering topics of Pentecostalism, Speaking in Tongues, Revival, Holy Spirit, Holiness Movement, and Prayer. Includes dissertations from various North American theological seminaries.
The David William Faupel Collection was donated by Faupel in 2003. Dr. D. William Faupel (1944 – ) received his M.Div at Asbury Theological Seminary and Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham. He served as the Society for Pentecostal Studies’ President in 1992 and as Executive Secretary from 1996 – 2000. Faupel’s The American Pentecostal Movement (1972) was one of the first efforts to define the historiographical and bibliographical parameters of the burgeoning movement.
James Arthur DeWeerd Special Collection
Consists of 485 books covering topics of Ethics, Sexuality, and Spirituality. Includes novels dating back to the early 1900’s, and also a series of “Founder’s Week Messages” from Moody Bible Institute.
The James Arthur DeWeerd Collection was acquired in 2008. James A. DeWeerd (1916-1972) was a pastor, teacher, college president, and evangelist. He was a longtime pastor-administrator of Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis and a pioneering radio and television preacher. DeWeerd was a mentor of actor James Dean, and played a significant role in Dean’s artistic development.
David Allan Hubbard Special Collection
Consists of 1808 books covering topics of Church History, Ethics, Theology, Old Testament Studies, and New Testament Studies.Includes several dictionaries, encyclopedias, lexicons, and commentaries.
In 2001, the David Allan Hubbard Collection was donated by his daughter, Ruth Doyal Hubbard. Dr. David Allan Hubbard (1928 -1993) was a member of the third entering class of Fuller Theological Seminary, and a 1952 graduate. He served Fuller Theological Seminary as Professor Of Old Testament and then as President from 1963-1993. Under his leadership, the Seminary added the School of Psychology and School of World Mission (now School of Intercultural Studies) to complement the School of Theology in 1965. Dr. Hubbard published 36 books, including With Bands of Love, Psalms for All Seasons, What We Evangelicals Believe, and The Holy Spirit in Today’s World.
Wilbur M. Smith Special Collection
Consists of 291 dissertations written by NYTS students in the Doctor of Ministry program. Includes works written in the English, Korean, and Spanish languages.
This special collection was named in honor of Wilbur M. Smith (1894 – 1976), one of Fuller’s founding faculty members. Smith donated 16,000 volumes to the library and was instrumental in attaining many books in the Rare Book Collection. Prior to his time at Fuller, he was ordained as a Presbyterian minister (in 1922) and also became a faculty member of Moody Bible Institute. He taught at Fuller Seminary from 1947-1963. He wrote several books including The Time Periods in Prophecy (1935), Enrichment of the Spiritual Life (1936), A Voice for God: The Life of Charles E. Fuller (1949), and The Best of D.L. Moody (1971).
V. Alex Bills Special Collection
Consists of 3921 books covering topics of Revival, Holy Spirit, Gifts of the Spirit, Prayer, Healing, Charismatic Movement, Spiritual Warfare, and Angels and Demons.
The V. Alex Bills Collection was purchased in 2006 from New Testament Christians, Inc. Verlen Alex Bills (1921-2002) was a historian and archivist of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements in the United States. He also pastored at Trinity Church (Houston, Texas) and was connected to Logos magazine, the Parham family, Continental Charismatic Convention, and His People Together.
Paul S. Dayhoff Special Collection
Consists of 24 books mainly covering the topic of African Studies. Includes Dayhoff’s own 3 volumes of biographical sketches, Living Stones in Africa, Africa Nazarene Mosaic, and Standing Stones of Africa.
Paul S. Dayhoff (1925- ) grew up in South Africa, born to missionary parents Fannie and Irvine E. Dayhoff. He received his B.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and his D.Th. from University of South Africa. After his studies in the U.S., he returned as a missionary of the Nazarene Church to South Africa.
Floyd J. Perkins Special Collection
Consists of 13 books mainly covering the topic of African Studies. Includes two books written in the Spanish language.
The Floyd Jerry Perkins Collection was donated in 2005 by Perkins. Dr. Perkins (1924-2008) received his M.Th. from Burton Seminary, his Ph.D. from University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, and his Th.D. from International Seminary. He spent a majority of his ministry career as a missionary and was closely affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene.
Barbara Lewis Special Collection
Consists of 122 books mainly covering the topic of Middle Eastern Studies. Among the collection are works specifically related to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Hinduism, and Islam.
Barbara Lewis was a missionary to Afghanistan and a Fuller Theological Seminary doctoral student.
Melvin Easterday Dieter Special Collection
Consists of 480 books covering topics of Holiness Movement, Theology, and Hymns and Praise.
The Melvin Easterday Dieter collection was donated in 2002. Dr. Dieter (1924- ) is a historian of the Wesleyan Holiness movement. At age 25, he became the President Of Allentown Bible Institute, succeeding his father in 1948. In 1965, Dr. Dieter resigned from the presidency to enter the doctoral program at Temple University. In the midst of these studies, he assisted in the union of the Pilgrim Holiness Church and the Wesleyan Methodist Church which was ratified in 1968. Lastly, Dr. Dieter joined the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary from 1975 to 1990.
Keith Smith Special Collection
Consists of 414 books covering topics of Theology, Revival, Church History, and Mysticism/Inner Life. Includes several autobiographies and devotionals.
Keith Eugene Smith donated his own personal collection in 2007. Keith E. Smith is a pastor with the Church of the Nazarene and a historian of the movement in Maine.
Patricia P. Pickard Special Collection
Consists of 752 books covering topics of Theology, Reformation, and Christian Living.
Patricia Pickard donated her personal library collection in 2006. Pentecostal historian Patricia Pickard (1931- ) collected books, tracts, and interviews of other members within the movement. She also performed research for her pastor Jim Peters who was writing a book on the Pentecostal movement in Maine. In 1998, she became the archivist at Zion Bible Institute.
Johann August W. Neander Special Collection
Consists of 1050 books. Most works are 19th century Germanic texts.
The Johann August W. Neander Collection was acquired from Rochester Theological Seminary. Neander (1789 – 1850) was a German Church Historian. He became professor of church history in 1813 at the University of Berlin. With several well recognized works such as “Allgemeine Geschichte der Christlichen Religion und Kirche”, he has become known as one of the greatest ecclesiastical historians.
Gipsy Smith Special Collection
Consists of 138 books covering topics of Theology and Preaching. Includes several commentaries and autobiographies.
Gipsy Smith (1860-1947) was a British bridge between American revivalists Billy Sunday and Billy Graham. Smith was a Methodist evangelist and spent several years leading crusades in regions including the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and South Africa. It is also noted that Smith was an early member of the Salvation Army.
Cowman Publishing Special Collection
Consists of 64 books covering topics of Christian Living, World Missions, Poetry, Fiction Novels, and Devotionals. Includes some of Letti Cowman’s published books.
The Cowman Publishing Collection is in honor of Charles E. Cowman (1868 – 1924) and his wife Letti B. Cowman (1870 – 1960). Charles and Letti Cowman were missionary evangelists in Japan, and were both cofounders of the Oriental Missionary Society. Letti Cowman also wrote and authored several books under the name “Mrs. Charles E. Cowman.” Among her published works are the devotional books Streams in the Desert and Spring in the Valley.
Church of the Lutheran Brethren Special Collection
Consists of 193 books including yearbooks from 1987 – 2010, school catalogs from 1950 – 1980, and reports from various church events in the Church of the Lutheran Brethren’s history. Some works in this collection date back to the 1800’s and are written in the Norwegian and Danish languages.
The Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America (CLBA) is a Lutheran denomination of Christians rooted in a spiritual awakening at the turn of the 20th century. A spiritual revival swept through a large part of the Midwestern United States in the 1890s. Lutherans who were influenced by this fervor rejected several former beliefs as incompatible with their newfound spirituality. Five such Lutheran congregations met in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on December 17, 1900, and organized a synod named the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. The church has been described as “Lutheran in theological tradition and evangelical in practice.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Lutheran_Brethren_of_America
Lloyd John Ogilvie Special Collection
Consists of 1911 books mainly covering topics of Theology, Spiritual Formation, Devotionals, and Prayer. Includes some of Ogilvie’s personal works, as well as several commentaries and bibles.
Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie generously donated his personal archives and book collection to Fuller Theological Seminary in 2009. Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie’s consistent ministerial focus has been the care, encouragement, and support of business, political, and community leaders. His many efforts include ministering 23 years as pastor of the historical First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, leading a nationally syndicated radio and television ministry called Let God Love You, and serving as the 61st Chaplain of the United States Senate (1995-2003). Dr. Ogilvie has also supported Fuller Seminary in countless ways, including (but not limited to) as a Board of Trustees member, a leader of the Lloyd John Ogilvie Institute of Preaching, and a valued colleague of former President David Allan Hubbard, former President Richard Mouw, and current President Mark Labberton
Leslie F. Ingram Jr. Special Collection
Consists of 261 books including commentaries, biblical studies, sermon collections, and some books dating back to the 1800’s.
The Leslie F. Ingram Jr. Collection was donated in 2009 by Gwen Ingram. Leslie F. Ingram, Jr. played an important role in the life of the Metropolitan Church Association (MCA). He taught in the high school, was resident director for the boy’s dorm, preached, attended the Bible School, and was sent out as a pastor to MCA outposts. He helped found and served as the president of the Wesleyan Covenant Church which later separated from the M.C.A.
Cecil M. Robeck Special Collection
Consists of 225 books covering the topics of World Missions and Pentecostalism. Includes works written in the English, Swedish, Korean, and Spanish languages.
Dr. Cecil M. Robeck donated his personal collection in 2005. Dr. Robeck is a Senior Professor of Church History and Ecumenics, and Special Assistant to the President for Ecumenical Relations at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has worked at Fuller since 1974 and held the title of Director of the David J. du Plessis Center for Christian Spirituality from 1996 – 2016. Dr. Robeck’s recent historical research focuses on the Azusa Street Mission and Revival and its African American pastor William Seymour.
Brenda Denzler Special Collection
Consists of 123 books covering topics of Apologetics, Mysticism, and Christian Living. Includes “The Envoy” yearbook from the Worldwide Church of God’s Ambassador College, 1971 – 1974.
xBrenda Denzler was a member of the controversial Worldwide Church of God (A.K.A. Radio Church of God) denomination founded by Herbert W. Armstrong in 1946. She was among those who began to question both doctrine and leadership and was in correspondence with likeminded individuals. In 2009 the WCoG in the USA officially changed their name to “Grace Communion International” in light of new doctrinal postions. Today the denomination is an accepted member of the National Association of Evangelicals.
John George Huber Special Collection
Consists of 3004 books covering topics of Ecumenism, Theology, Church History, and Church Building.
In 2008, John George Huber donated his own personal collection. Dr. Huber (1929- ) received his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, and his M.Th. and D.Min. from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is a Lutheran pastor and has served in the Lutheran church for 31 years. He authored the theological preamble of the Ecumenical Council of San Diego County in 1969 and chairs its Faith, Order and Witness Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of that Council and also that of the North American Academy of Ecumenists.
Max De Pree Special Collection
Consists of 125 books covering topics of Leadership and Business.
Max De Pree, a former Board Member of Fuller Seminary and generous supporter of the David Allan Hubbard Library’s construction, donated his personal collection in 2012. Max De Pree (1924 – 2017) was an American businessman and writer. He is best remembered for his book Leadership is an Art (1989) which sold over 800,000 copies. The Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary was established in 1996 as the De Pree Center.
Thomas Lee Osborn Special Collection
The Osborn collection consists of the 23 volume Faith Library, recorded A/V messages, and the Life Discovery Bible Institute “Bible Study Course manuals.” The Faith library is an autobiographical anthology of T.L. Osborn’s legacy of apostolic and “mass miracle” evangelism.
Thomas Lee Osborn donated his personal collection in 2000. Thomas Lee Osborn (1923 – 2013) was an American Pentecostal evangelist and author. He worked together with his wife, Daisy, as evangelists in the Pentecostal Church of God denomination. Between 1950 and 1964 the couple held large crusades in 40 countries, many featuring dramatic healings and largescale evangelism. In 1956, they began to publish Faith Digest which reported on many of these crusades.
Adam L. Lutzweiler Special Collection
Consists of a series of 13 books named “The Roots of Billy Graham,” offering biographical glimpses at influential evangelists Sam P. Jones, Dwight L. Moody, Gipsy Smith, and Billy Sunday.
Mr. Lutzweiler is an independent scholar of 19th and early 20th century Evangelicalism. He has done work as a vendor of archival microfiche collections for colleges and universities.
Father Duane Pederson Special Collection
Consists of 467 books covering topics of Theology, Spirituality, Prayer, Spiritual Warfare, Meditation & Contemplation, Simplicity, and The Desert Fathers.
Father Duane Pederson (1938 – ) donated his personal archives collection and special collection in 2009. Pederson was a key figure in the Jesus Movement. He also started the Hollywood Free Paper in 1969 as a Christian response to the countercultural underground newspapers. In the 1980s, Pederson became an evangelist in the Missionary Church and was later ordained as a priest in the Antiochian Orthodox Church. Furthermore, he did much of his ministry to prisoners and the poor.
Glen H. Stassen Special Collection
Consists of 1197 books mainly covering topics of Ethics and Social Justice. Includes several works written by Bonhoeffer as well as several dissertations written by doctoral students at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Glen Harold Stassen Collection was donated by Glen and Dorothy Stassen. Glen H. Stassen (1936 – 2014) served as the Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA from 1997-2014. Stassen’s particular passions included contributing to peace and justice initiatives within communities. During his professorship, he created a Just Peacemaking Institute to further his vision for alternatives to war. Stassen organized civil rights movements in the 1960s, and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. In the 1970s, he helped lead the movement for open housing laws in Kentucky. He also wrote and co-authored several books including Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Contexts (2003), which is a textbook widely used to teach Christian ethics.
Manuel Vizcarra Special Collection
Consists of 309 books covering topics of Pentecostal Theology and Latin American Studies. Includes several books written in the Spanish language.
Manuel J. Vizcarra (1924-2003) was the eighth Bishop President of the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus (1986-1994), the oldest Spanish-speaking Oneness Pentecostal congregation in the country. The Manuel Vizcarra Collection was donated by Vizcarra’s daughter, Milca Vizcarra.
Colin Brown Special Collection
Consists of 1587 books covering topics of Theology, Church History, Apologetics, Philosophy, Spirituality, and Evangelicalism. Includes commentaries, dissertations from Fuller Seminary, and a number of works written in the German language.
In 2005, Colin Brown donated his personal collection. Dr. Brown (1932- ) was ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1959. He received his M.A. and D.D. from the University of Nottingham, and his Ph.D. from the University of Bristol. In 1977 he began teaching Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He also wrote several books, including Karl Barth and the Christian Message (1999), and Miracles and the Critical Mind (1984).
Charles H. Kraft Special Collection
Consists of 23 books mainly covering topics of Pastoral Ministry and World Missions.Includes an autobiography of Billy Graham.
Charles H. Kraft donated his personal collection in 2009. Charles H. Kraft (1932- ) became a member of Fuller’s faculty in 1969, and was Senior Professor of Anthropology and Intercultural Communication in the School of Intercultural Studies. He served as a missionary in Northern Nigeria, a professor in African languages at Michigan State University and UCLA, and part-time professor of anthropology at Biola University. His early career focused on Anthropology and Communication. After he became involved with the MC510 Signs and Wonders course at Fuller taught by John Wimber, Kraft began publishing materials related to Inner Healing, Spiritual Warfare, and Spiritual Dynamics.
M. Scott Peck Special Collection
Consists of 141 books on Psychology and Spirituality, mostly Peck’s own works.
The M. Scott Peck Collection was donated in 2000 by Scott and Lily Peck. M. Scott Peck (1936 – 2005) authored the best seller The Road Less Traveled and 14 other books. While writing The Road Less Traveled, Peck defined himself as someone in search of a more concrete spirituality. After writing the book, he became interested in reading the gospels and was compelled by the depiction of Jesus’ humanity. In 1980, at the age of 43, Scott Peck publicly declared his faith in Jesus Christ at a non-denominational baptism ceremony. In 1983, Peck abandoned the practice of psychiatry and dedicated himself entirely to writing and lecturing. He also gave a number of interviews, wrote magazine articles and inspired the work of a great number of other authors.
James Dean Special Collection
Consists of 120 books including biographies of James Dean, biographies of Elvis Presley, and other topical books about Hollywood.
oiThe James Dean Collection was purchased in 2002. James Byron Dean (1931 – 1955) was an American actor who starred in three Hollywood movies before suffering a fatal car accident at the age of 24 years old. He became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
International House of Prayer Special Collection
Consists of 178 books and 202 dvd’s/cd’s covering topics of: spiritual gifts, prophecy, prayer, spiritual warfare, revival, and worship.
The International House of Prayer Collection was acquired in 2009. Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer (IHOP) Missions Base of Kansas City, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. IHOP has continued in non-stop prayer led by worship teams since September 19, 1999. Bickle is also the founder of the International House of Prayer University which includes a full-time Bible school, music school, and media school. He authored several books, including Growing in the Prophetic (1995), The Pleasures of Loving God (2000), and Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man (2009).
Donald W. Dayton Special Collection
Consists of 2895 books covering a variety of topics including Church History, Christian Living, Theology, Methodism, Holiness Movement, Revival, Pentecostalism, and Philosophy.
Fuller Seminary purchased Dr. Donald Dayton’s personal library in the mid-1990s. Hundreds of books were incorporated into the Main circulating collection, and thousands were set aside into the Special Collection. Dr. Dayton (1942- ) received his B.D. from Yale Divinity School and his Ph.D. from Asbury Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago. He served as President of the Wesleyan Theological Society and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. Other teaching credits include Asbury Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Drew University and Azusa Pacific University.