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Gordon J. Spykman Collection

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Vita and Related Items

Vita Material. Student Papers

Addresses, Reflections, Papers

Book Reviews. Responses

Christ/Culture. Faith/Science. General/Special Revelation

Christian Education Material

Creation and Evolution Issue

Dogmatics. A Restatement

Governance and the State. Issues

Index of Articles and Books. Labor Issues

Religion and Theology. College Courses

Religion and Theology Faculty Activity

Reformational Theology

Sermonic Material

Let My People Live by: Spykman and others



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Gordon J. Spykman Collection, 1943-1993 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Gordon J. Spykman Collection, 1943-1993

ID: COLL/240

Primary Creator: Spykman, Gordon J. (1926-1993)

Extent: 25.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Date Acquired: 03/01/1995

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church; and professor of religion and theology at Calvin College. The collection includes minutes and materials from various committees of the Christian Reformed Church and Calvin College; chapters in books, booklets, addresses, and reflections; papers detailing a wide range of social, religious, doctrinal and controversial issues; speeches; sermons; college class notes; and drafts, outlines, and supporting materials for the book Let My People Live by Spykman, et al., 1987

Biographical Note

Gordon John Spykman was born in Holland, Michigan, March 25, 1926.  He received his A.B. from Calvin College in 1949, a Th.B. from Calvin Seminary in 1952, and his Th. D. from the Free Reformed University of Amsterdam in 1955.  He was pastor of the Blenheim CRC from 1955-1959.  He served as Professor of Religion and Theology at Calvin College from 1959 until his retirement in 1991.  He died of a heart attack in June of 1993. He was survived by his wife, Eleanor Hendriksen.

A resume of his life lists ten items under Academic Employment, fifteen committees in Church service, fifteen committees in College services.  He was a prolific writer who wrote three chapters in books of theological significance and eleven books and booklets.  His final published volume appeared in 1991:  Reformational Theology, A New Paradigm for Doing Dogmatics.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Acquisition Source: Spykman family.

Separated Materials: Books, Brochures, Pamphlets, Magazines: Aalders, G. Ch.  De Gud Testamentische Profetia en de Stadt Israel. J.H. Kok N.V. Kampen, 1949 Barth, Karl.  Ein Wort an Die Deutschen.  Franz Mittelbach, Stuttgart, 1946 Barth, Karl.  Vier Predigten in Theologische Existanz Heute.  Chr. Kaiser-Verlag, Munchen, 1935 Barth, Karl.  Die Kirche Jesu Christ in Theologische Existanz Heute.Chr. Kaiser-Verlag, 1934 Berkhof, H.  Gods Ene Kerk en onze vele Kerken. G.F. Callenbaoh N.V. Nigkeuk, Blase, J.E.B.  Het Principe Der Protestantse Dogmatick. H.J. Paris, Amsterdam, MCMXLVIII, Biulsma, R.  (et al) Chronos en Kairos, Van Gorcum & Co. Assen MCMLLII, Boer, Harry.  Hold Fast That Thou Hast. Holland League of Reformed Men's Societies, 1946 Bos, E. Leerredenen; B. Sevensma, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1909 Cummins, R.  Does Authoratarian Religion Trust Democracy?  Brochure, De Holl, F.J.  De Autoriteit Der Bergrede. Van Gorcum & Co. Assen, 1928.  Brochure De Zwaan, J.  Het Christusgetuigenis van Paulus. H.J. Paris Amsterdam MCMXXIX, Dozy, J.D.  Het Arnbt van Christus. D.A. Daamens, Scravenhage, 1942 Emerson, R.W.  Divinity School Address, 1838.  American Unitarian Association, Boston, 1950 Franciscan Studies (German and English).  A Quarterly Review. Copies March, 1941-1954 (incomplete)  The Franciscan Educational Conference, Bonaventure, New York Greijdanus, S.  De Verklaring der Synode van 1905 in zake Het runt van de Veronderstelde Wedergeboorte. Brochure Grutzmaker, R.H.  Is Jezus op Bovennatuurlijke wijze Geboren? Baarn, Hollandia, 1909 Hoeusema, G. Confessional Unity. Calvin C.R.C., 1956 Honig, A.G. On God's Heilig Woord. Kok, Kampen, 1928 Interfacultaire Colleges, Vrige University of Amsterdam, Kooiman, W.J.  Het Newuwe vooms-Katholieke dogma van Maria, de Moeder Gods.  Synode Commisse van de Evangelische-Lutheran Kerk, 1951 Kraan, E.W.  Wezen en waarde der Religieuze Ervaring.  J.H. Donner, Amsterdam, MCMXXII, Kromminga, D.H.  Article XXXI: of the Belgic Confession, Baker Book, Grand Rapids, 1943 Kuiper, B.K.  De Vier Paarden, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1918 Kuyper, R.B.  Was Pilate Right?  Commencement address, 1956 Kuyper, A.  Chiliasm.  Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1934 (Translation) Luther, M.  Brievan van Luther uit de Javan, 1517-1521. P. Neideek, Amsterdam, Modernism and the Board of Foreign of the Presbyterian church in the U.S.A. Argument of J. Gresham Machen, January 24, 1933 Murray, J.  The Free Offer of Salvation.  J. Murray and Ned B. Stonehouse, 1948.  L.J. Grotenhuis, Phillipsburg, N.J Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Christ or the Lodge. R.B. Kuiper, et all. Report Committee. Committee on Christian Education, Oldenburger, Teunis.  The Theodacy of of Calvinism, 1934 Palmer, Edwin.  The Five Points of Calvinism.  Men's Society of Springlake, C.R.C., Philosophica Reformata, IBE Jaargana.  2e eu 3e Zwartaal, 1953 Prins, P.  Weg. wegmet dat Lijden. Amsterdam, Bijbel-Krost  Vereeniging, Rushdoony, R.J.  By What Standard? Nutley, N.J.  Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1955 Schilder, K.  Bovenschriftuurlijke binding een Nieuw gevaar. Wooud en Weveld een Brochurereeks No. 10-12, 1951 Schreiber, Georg.  Das Weltkonzil von Trient.  Herder Freiburg, 1951 Schultze, Henry.  Ignoring God, America's Mortal Sin, Back to God Hour, Chicago, 1944 Severijn, J.  Wij Gereformeerden...Kampen, Kok, Stob, Henry.  The Christian Concept of Freedom. Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids International Publications, 1957 Tjalsma, P.D. en Vouster, D.A.  Vergeving.  Assen, Van Gorcum & Co., 1930 Van Til, C.  The Intellectual Challenge of the Gospel.  London, Tyndale Press, 1950 Veenhof, C.  Een Herder...een Kudde.  Goes. Committee on inexpensive Geref. Lectures, Wrelinga, B.  Het Blonde Beest.  Kampen, Kok, 1921 Zuidema, S.V.  De Exclusiviteit van het Christendom, Amsterdam, Comite levensvragen, 1953

Related Materials: J. T. Hoogstra Coll. 116

Processing Information: Our collection was processed into twenty-one Hollinger boxes by May 1, 1995.  The last four Hollinger boxes were processed and received from the Religion and Theology Department in August, 1999


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Vita and Related Items, 1943-1993],
[Series 2: Vita Material. Student Papers, 1950-1952],
[Series 3: Addresses, Reflections, Papers, 1951-1989],
[Series 4: Book Reviews. Responses, 1950-1990],
[Series 5: Christ/Culture. Faith/Science. General/Special Revelation, 1988-1990],
[Series 6: Christian Education Material, 1947-1993],
[Series 7: Creation and Evolution Issue, 1972-1992],
[Series 8: Dogmatics. A Restatement, 1989],
[Series 9: Governance and the State. Issues, 1957-1988],
[Series 10: Index of Articles and Books. Labor Issues, 1960-1979],
[Series 11: Religion and Theology. College Courses, 1958-1992],
[Series 12: Religion and Theology Faculty Activity, 1972-1986],
[Series 13: Reformational Theology, 1976-1993],
[Series 14: Sermonic Material, 1958 and undated],
[Series 15: Let My People Live by: Spykman and others, 1987],
[All]

Series 3: Addresses, Reflections, Papers --- 1951-1989
Box 3
Folder 1: Africaanerdam and Apartheid Churches in Turmoil Lecture; at Valparaiso University --- 1987
Folder 2: Ave Maria in Torch and Trumpet --- 1958 December
Folder 3: Articles in The Banner on a variety of subjects --- 1951-1972
Folder 4: Beginnings - A Few Thoughts in Passing in Dialogue, Vol. 12, No.2 --- 1985
Folder 5: Bible. How to read the Bible, San Salvador --- 1987 January
Folder 6: Bible. Reading the Bible Through Latin-American Eyes --- 1988 March 15
Ninth Annual Conference
Folder 7: Bible. Reading the Bible Through Latin-American Eyes --- 1987
Notes, Life and Death Struggle
Folder 8: Biblical Norms for Christian Decision-making.  R.E.S. Theological Conference, Chicago --- 1984
Paper, Notes
Folder 9: Bishop Pike. Hero or Heretic. Article in Christian Courier --- 1967 February 14
Folder 10: Calvin. Was Calvin a Humanist? Notes
Folder 11: Calvinism term papers --- 1963-1964, 1983-1984
Folder 12: Case Studies in recent church history; Bultema, Janssen, Hermeneutics
Folder 13: Changeless Word in a Changing World. Address The Banner
Folder 14: Commemorating Calvin's "Little Book." --- 1986 May 19
Folder 15: Contemporary Evangelical Perspective on Roman Catholicism --- 1985-1986
W.E. Task Force on R.C. Papers
Folder 16: Covenant/Kingdom. Papers. Notes. Pufchestrom --- 1983
Folder 17: Creator and His Creation. Paper
Folder 18: Confessing the Reformed Faith Today, Conference Paper --- 1985 May
Box 4
Folder 1: Cultural Mandate. Notes. undated
Folder 2: Development in Reformed Christian Life. Notes
Folder 3: Elect in Christ. Paper
Folder 4: Eternal Security. The Banner --- 1956 October 26
Folder 5: Essay on Theology and Preaching
Folder 6: Fundamentalism in the CRC. A critique. Art. in Pro Rege, September --- 1986 September
Conference
Folder 7: Fundaments of the Reformed Faith Conference in Edmonton Christian High --- 1982
Folder 8: Genesis. Reflections
Folder 9: Heidelberg Catechism. Never on Your Own. Notes --- 1983
Folder 10: Hermeneutics. Notes. Potchestrom --- 1983
Folder 11: How is Scripture Normative in Christian Ethics?  RES Theological Conference. Paper. Notes. --- 1984
Folder 12: Humanism as a Religious World View. Paper
Folder 13: Israel and Old Testament. Notes
Folder 14: Joy in Living. Notes. --- 1983
Folder 15: Kingdom of God. Notes --- 1983-1984
Costa Rica Conference
Folder 16: Liberation Theology in Dialogue, Vol. 19, No. 3 --- 1986
Folder 17: Liberation Theology. Dialogue. Notes
Folder 18: Liberation Theology. Notes. Vancouver. --- 1986 April
Notes
Folder 19: Liberation Theology. Reflections in R.E.C., November --- 1989 November
Additional Papers
Folder 20: Liberation Theology. View from the North. Notes. Paper
St. Catherine's
Folder 21: Living Your Faith. --- 1977 October
Folder 22: Marcion Today.  Article in The Banner --- 1958 June 6
Folder 23: Moralism and The Bible. Article --- 1982
Association for Advancement of Christian Scholarship
Box 5
Folder 1: Moralism in Bible Teaching. How Not to Teach the Bible
Folder 2: Opening a Window on God's World. Shaping a Biblical Worldview. Paper
Folder 3: Our World Belongs to God --- 1989
Nigerian Conference. Notes. Programs
Folder 4: Perseverance. Notes
Folder 5: Purity of the Word. S.S. Convention --- 1964 July
Program
Folder 6: Reflection on the Words We Sing. Paper --- 1981
Arts and Worship Conference
Folder 7: Reformed Calling and Reformed Confession Discussion Paper --- 1980
Folder 8: Report 44. Revisited in Renewal --- 1979 February 26
Folder 9: R.E.S. Report --- 1972
Names and Places
Folder 10: Roman Catholic Church and its Theology. Notes
Folder 11: Roman Catholicism. Rome and Reformation. Evang. Ministers Union --- 1959
Folder 12: Roman Catholic Dogma. Significant Phases in Development. Ministers Institute --- 1959
Folder 13: Scripture, Faith and Science in Scripture and its Authority. I.R. Bulletin --- 1973
Folder 14: Sermon on the Mount. Letters to Young Christians --- 1967 September-1968 April
Folder 15: Theology in Partnership with Philosophy. A Working Paper --- 1986
Folder 16: Theology: Queen or Servant or Partner? Paper
Folder 17: Theology/Reconstruction. Paper:  Part I and II
Folder 18: Third World Poverty. Liberation Theology and our Diaconal Calling.Address
Folder 19: Toward a Confessional Hermeneutic --- 1973 December
R.E.S Bulletin
Folder 20: Vitzicht op Gereformeerd Nederland. Art. in De Wachter --- 1974
Folder 21: Unity in the Church. Reflections. Paper
Folder 22: Vatican II Council. Paper. Notes
Folder 23: Views on the Development of Dogma in the R.C. Theology, Ministers Conference --- 1959
Folder 24: What in the World is the Church. Dordt College Renewal Conference --- 1980 April
Folder 25: Women in Office. Reflections
Folder 26: Women in Office. Notes on Issue and Report 29, Synod --- 1992
Folder 27: The Word. Press reactions to lecture --- 1971

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Vita and Related Items, 1943-1993],
[Series 2: Vita Material. Student Papers, 1950-1952],
[Series 3: Addresses, Reflections, Papers, 1951-1989],
[Series 4: Book Reviews. Responses, 1950-1990],
[Series 5: Christ/Culture. Faith/Science. General/Special Revelation, 1988-1990],
[Series 6: Christian Education Material, 1947-1993],
[Series 7: Creation and Evolution Issue, 1972-1992],
[Series 8: Dogmatics. A Restatement, 1989],
[Series 9: Governance and the State. Issues, 1957-1988],
[Series 10: Index of Articles and Books. Labor Issues, 1960-1979],
[Series 11: Religion and Theology. College Courses, 1958-1992],
[Series 12: Religion and Theology Faculty Activity, 1972-1986],
[Series 13: Reformational Theology, 1976-1993],
[Series 14: Sermonic Material, 1958 and undated],
[Series 15: Let My People Live by: Spykman and others, 1987],
[All]


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