Richard J. Foster is the author of several spiritual books which have appealed to a wide audience since his 1978 publication of The Celebration of Discipline. Although he is ecumenical in focus, his works often reflect Quaker precepts that are decribed as an attempt to “promote a balanced understanding of the Christian faith.” Foster is the founder of Renovare Spiritual Formation Institute. He has been a frequent speaker in conferences around the world. He is a former pastor of a Quaker congregation that is part of the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) and, as a graduate of George Fox College, Newberg, Oregon, he has chosen to house his papers at the combined archives of the University and the NWYM.
The collection includes manuscripts, writings, research materials, schedules of speaking engagements, interviews, invitations, calendars, brochures, correspondence, photographs and media from Foster’s writing and speaking career.
Restrictions on Access :
Correspondence is restricted. Materials must be reviewed by the archivist before use.
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