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Fonds F0052 - Dr Peter Craigie fonds.

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Dr Peter Craigie fonds.


  • 1933-1985 (Creation)

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2.86 m of textual and other records:

1 video recording:
1 Umatic videocassette

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Dr. Peter C. Craigie was born in Scotland in 1938 where he served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force from 1956-1958. He attended University of Edinburgh (M.A. Honours in Semitic Languages and Literature, 1965), University of Durham (Diploma in Theology, 1967), University of Aberdeen (Master of Theology, 1968), McMaster University (Ph.D, 1970) and University of Alberta, St. Stephen's College (Doctor of Divinity, 1970). Before coming to the University of Calgary he was employed as Assistant Professor at Carleton University, 197-1971 and McMaster University, 1971-1974 in Religious Studies.

In Calgary, Craigie was Associate Professor of Religious Studies (1974-1978) and Full Professor from 1978-1985. He also held administrative office as Head, Department of Religious Studies (1977-1978), Dean of the Faculty of Humanities (1979-1984 and was Vice-President (Academic) from 1984 til his death in 1985.

Craigie was the author of 7 books: The Book of Deuteronomy; The Problem of War in the Old Testament; Psalms 1-50; Ugarit and the Old Testament; Ezekiel; The Twelve Prophets; and Jeremiah, published posthumously. He served as President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, was instrumental in bringing the Dead Sea Scrolls to Calgary in 1974 for an exhibition, and lectured widely in communities, conferences, and churches nationally and internationally.

He died at the age of 47 in 1985. The Bi-annual Craigie Lecture is held in his honour by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies and the former Calgary Hall at the University of Calgary was renamed Craigie Hall in 1986.

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Fond consists of records created or received by Craigie during his lifetime including early education, subsequent degrees, teaching and research.

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The fonds is arranged in the following series: Personal records; Scholarly activities; Teaching; Consulting and professional activities; Photographs and audio-visual records.

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