Biographical Note: John A. Burns (1927-1998) was a Baptist pastor and professor of New Testament who served in various capacities in most of the libraries of the schools where he taught. He was a graduate of Barrington College (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Th.D.). He taught New Testament at Hannibal-LaGrange College (Hannibal, MO), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Lynchburg, VA), Luther Rice Seminary (Jacksonville, FL), and Criswell College (Dallas, TX), being Criswell’s librarian, as well. He held pastorates in Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and planted churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, most notably the Bridedale Baptist Church, Metairie, Louisiana (1966–1969). He was involved with the translation of the New International Version and the New King James Version of the Bible.
To read John A. Burns' memorial from the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS) visit http://www.etsjets.org/files/JETS-PDFs/42/42-1/42-1-pp182-188_JETS.pdf.
Scope and Contents: This collection contains primarily paper documents that were created and/or collected by John A. Burns, with some books. These papers document his life in ministry and, primarily, his teaching career. It includes files of collected materials covering a broad range of biblical, theological, historical, and philosophical topics, as well as language. Included, also, are his instructional/course materials.