Bauman, Edward Sermons

Span Dates: 1965-2003
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 39.74 cubic feet


This collection consists of 1,217 recorded sermons--650 recordings in the Radio Sermons series and 567 sermons preached at the Foundry by Edward W. Bauman. It also includes study booklets used in televised programs on a wide range of religious topics.

Hist/Bio Note

The Reverend Doctor Edward W. Bauman was senior pastor at the progressive Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. from the early 1970s until 1992. On January 22, 1977, he preached what is now considered a prophetic sermon entitled “The Gay Life,” in which he called for greater sensitivity to the humanity and feelings of gay and lesbian people. In 1979, Foundry members joined Affirmation: United Methodists for Lesbian and Gay Concerns.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available online.


These materials are archived at the United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew University,


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