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Speeches, 1936-1961

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MS. Oxford Group 3/203

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Speeches by Buchman [3.500.38.1], comprising:
  1. "The Oxford Group and the world today", 9 Aug 1936
  2. untitled Easter message, Ollerup, Denmark, 1937
  3. untitled message from Rising Tide, Jul 1937
  4. "Moral Rearmament: Dr. Frank N.D. Buchman's message on his sixtieth birthday", 4 Jun 1938
  5. "Moral Rearmament: Dr. Frank N.D. Buchman's message on his sixtieth birthday" from Live wires, 4 Jun 1938 (five copies comprising UK, New Zealand, US, French and German editions)
  6. "Moral Re-Armament the answer to Versailles" from Moral Re-Armament, 1938, pages 7-8 (speech given at Interlaken)
  7. "Guidance or guns" from Moral Re-Armament, 1938, pages 15-16 (speech given at Interlaken)
  8. "Chaos against God", 27 Nov 1938
  9. "The answer to crisis", 27 Aug 1939 (two versions)
  10. "A world philosophy adequate for world crisis", 29 Oct 1939
  11. "The birth of a new world", 29 Oct 1939
  12. "One hundred million listening", 29 Oct 1939 (by Buchman and others)
  13. "One hundred million listening: re-makers of the world", world broadcast from station WRUL, Boston, 29 Oct 1939. Published Nov 1939 with foreword by the Earl of Athlone
  14. "A world philosophy adequate for world crisis" from MRA: the rise of a new spirit, 1940, pages 25-40
  15. "The good road", 4 Jun 1947 (and version in French)
  16. "The answer to any ism even materialism", 4 Jun 1948 (and versions in French and German)
  17. "Is there an answer? There is", 4 Jun 1949
  18. "The Destiny of East and West", 28 May 1950
  19. "What are you living for?", 4 Jun 1950 (speech given on receiving the French Order of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour)
  20. "The news with an answer", 22 Oct 1950 (press statement)
  21. "Turn on the light", 2 Apr 1951 (2 versions)
  22. "What we need is something electric", 4 Jun 1952
  23. "What we need is something electric" from New world news, 1952, pages 6-8 (each issue of New world news has a distinctive title; the title for this issue is A world force a world idea
  24. "The new statesmanship to end confusion", 4 Jun 1953
  25. "Pour sortir du chaos, une sagesse politique novelle", 4 Jun 1953 (in French)
  26. "The great future" from New world news, no. 5, summer 1953
  27. "For all men everywhere", 4 Jun 1954 (and version for US)
  28. "The electronics of the spirit", May-Jun 1955 (and versions in Arabic, Danish, French)
  29. "Nations that will not think", 4 Jun 1956
  30. "Nations that will not think" from New world news, autumn 1956, pages 35-39 (each issue of New world news also has a distinctive title; the title for this issue is This is the future)
  31. "Ideas are God's weapons", 4 Jul 1957
  32. "God is the answer to the modern confusion that dogs us", 4 Jun 1958
  33. "The wrong way and the right way", 1959
  34. "A hurricane of common sense", 4 Jun 1960
  35. "A hurricane of common sense" from MRA Pictorial, no. 22, summer 1960, pages 18-23 (each issue of MRA Pictorial also has a distinctive title; the title for this issue is Hope)
  36. "All the moral fences are down: an Easter message for the whole world" from For God's sake wake up! An ideology for Britain, Apr 1961
  37. "Brave men choose" from MRA Pictorial, no. 25, autumn 1961, pages 26-31 (each issue of MRA Pictorial also has a distinctive title; the title for this issue is The final revolution)

Dates

  • 1936-1961

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

Some speeches have been translated into French, German, Norwegian, Swedish or Arabic.

Shelfmark

MS. Oxford Group 3/203

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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