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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 6: Christian Education Material --- 1947-1993
Box 8
Folder 1: Agenda for the Eighties. Christian Schools in Contemporary Society --- 1982
Joy in Learning
Folder 2: Biblical Foundation of Christian Education Course at Edmonton, Summer Course --- 1984
Folder 3: Biblical Foundation of Christian Education Course at Seattle Pacific University --- 1979 July
Folder 4: Biblical Foundation of Christian Education Course at Trinity W. College, Langely --- 1982
Notes
Folder 5: Biblical Foundation of Christian Education Course at Trinity W. College, Notes, Papers
Folder 6: Case for Pluralism in Education, Article in Christian Education Journal --- 1979 April-1979 May
Folder 7: Christian Education Involves Christian Schools. Address
Folder 8: Christian Education. What it means in the Quinte Area. Paper --- 1980 January
Folder 9: Christian Higher Education in Global Perspective, Zeist, Netherlands --- 1982
Folder 10: Christian Higher Education in Global Perspective. Pro Rege, Vol. XI, No. 4 --- 1983 June
Folder 11: Christian School as formed by the Covenant and the Kingdom of God. Research paper. Comments --- 1985
Folder 12: A College at the Crossroads. Address at Redeemer College --- 1950 December 15
Folder 13: Compulsory Chapel issues. Position paper --- 1970
Folder 14: Curriculum Revision Proposal of Van Der Goot. Response
Folder 15: Directions in Christian Education. At convention in Hamilton, Ontario. Response --- 1983
Folder 16: Education at the Crossroads --- 1980 April 15
Address at Redeemer
Folder 17: Educational Vision of Van Raalte --- 1947 April 18
in Van Raalte Church
Folder 18: Education:  the Coming of the Kingdom. Foundation and Basis of Christian Education. Notes. Toronto Christian High Anniversary --- 1993
Box 9
Folder 1: Guidelines for Southern Association of Christian Schools, Evaluation --- 1979
Folder 2: Intimidation. Paper
Folder 3: Kuyper and Christian School. Articles. General. Journal of Christian Education --- 1973
Folder 4: Lord, teach us to Listen, Address
Folder 5: N.U.C.S. Bible Committee. Member --- 1979
Folder 6: Opening a Window to God's World. Honors Convocation --- 1982
Folder 7: Pontifical Task of Christian Schools. Two papers in Outline form
Box 9
Folder 8: Proposal for 1986 Interim Course: Lives of Great Theologians
Folder 9: Public Justice of Educational Equity. Teacher's Conference. London, Ontario, Paper.
Folder 10: Redeemer College beginnings --- 1981 November 15
Meeting notes
Folder 11: Redeemer College Commencement Address --- 1992 May 20
Folder 12: Reformation, Creedal Commitment and the Development of Reformed Scholarship. Paper
Folder 13: Reformed Approach to Sunday School Teaching. Address. Ontario S.S. Convention --- 1958 August 13
Folder 14: A Response to a Response to a Response. Christian Education Journal --- 1968 May
Article
Folder 15: Terah's Decedents
Folder 16: Varia on Teaching/Learning. Pedigogics. Notes. Bible in the School
Folder 17: What Makes Education Christian? Convention Address
Folder 18: The Will . . . on Earth. Foundation Address. Convention.Hamilton, Ontario. --- 1983 October

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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