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Marten Hendrik Woudstra Collection, 1952-1991

Collection Overview

Title: Marten Hendrik Woudstra Collection, 1952-1991

ID: COLL/346

Creator: Woudstra, Marten Hendrik (1922-1991)

Extent: 6.75 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and professor of Old Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary. The collection includes: lectures; addresses; notebooks; correspondence; photographs; thesis; and class notes on the Arabic language, Bible school, Ethiopian language, Old and New Testaments.

Biographical Note

Marten Hendrik Woudstra was born on July 23, 1922 in Bergum, Friesland, Netherlands. Growing up in the Netherlands, Woudstra attended Gereformeerd Gymnasium in Leeuwarden. He went to Theologische Hogeschool van de Gereformeerde Kerken in Kampen, where he earned his diploma in 1946. By 1947 Woudstra decided to immigrate to the United States, where he attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He went on to study at Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Languages in 1952. In November of 1953 Woudstra was ordained at the Third CRC of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In 1955 Woudstra was called upon by the Synod to teach Old Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary. Woudstra received the opportunity to teach at the Reformed Theological College in Geelong, Australia on two different occasions. He also delivered speeches at the Institut Farel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Not only was Woudstra known as a scholar and minister, but also as an avid writer. He wrote numerous articles for a variety of magazines like the Banner, de Wachter, and Calvin Theological Journal. He also served as the editor for the Church and Nation as well as Reformed Review and The Guardian. He made contributions to Baker's Dictionary of Theology and The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Woudstra was involved in Bible translation, including for the New International Version of the Bible.

Woudstra retired as emeritus professor in 1985. On October 3, 1991 Marten Hendrik Woudstra passed away. He was never married, but was survived by two sisters.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Annual Notebooks --- 1973-1989Add to your cart.
Box 1: Annual Notebooks --- 1973-1989Add to your cart.
Series 2: Classroom NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 2: Classroom NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Correspondence --- 1952-1991Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General correspondence --- 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: General correspondence --- 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General correspondence --- 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 4: General correspondence --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family correspondence --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence --- 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence --- 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence --- 1959Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Family correspondence --- 1957-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1963Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family correspondence --- 1963-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence --- 1972Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family correspondence --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Family correspondence --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1976Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family correspondence --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1980Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1985Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family correspondence --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1987Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General correspondence --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Family correspondence --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family correspondence --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: General correspondence --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 5: General correspondence --- 1989Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General correspondence --- 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: General correspondence --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Family correspondence --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Final correspondence and papers --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Genealogical recordAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "In Dedication of 30 Years," StromataAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Papers Alphabetically ArrangedAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Against the World Alliance of Reformed Churches . . . for Biblical Ecumenism"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "De Amerikaanse Bisschoppen, Thomas Aquinas, en Aids: Van Twee Kwaden Het Beste?"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Ark of the Covenant in Jeremiah 3: 16-18"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Call letter from Third Christian Reformed Church, Edmonton, Alberta --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Calvin's Dying Bequest to the ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Continued Recognition of the Old Testament as Part of the Canon," inaugural address --- November 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Er Wordt Ook Gebeden in Washington"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Earth is the Lord's: Some Impressions of a Recent World Trip"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Farewell to the Seminary Graduates --- May 18, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "The French Revolution Two Hundred Years Later"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Friese Kerkdienst in Michigan"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "God with Us: On the Nature of the Authority of Scripture," General Synod of Delft --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Helping the Reformed Church in America Become Reformed Again"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version"Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Isaiah's Message of the Birth of the Miracle Child," sermon in The Living WordAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: "Jood Zijn en Jood blijven in Amerika" and "De Joden in 'Christelijk' Amerika"Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "The Christian Reformed Church Synod in Retrospect" --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "Nostalgie bij een Amerikaanse Boekenplank"Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Old Testament Exegesis, Course #123"Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Old Testament Prophecy in the New Testament"Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "The Past as Prologue to the Present [sic] Future.  Farewell to Seminary Graduates" --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "President Ford en het Calvnisme in Grand Rapids"Add to your cart.
Folder 23: The Prophets by Abraham J. Heschel.  Book review --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "Reading and Understanding the Infallible Word.  An Analysis and Appraisal of the Views of Dr. Hendrik Hart"Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "The Religious Problem: Complex of Prophet and Priest in Contemporary Thought," 89th Convocation of Calvin Theological Seminary --- 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 26: "Singing to the Lord with Understanding.  A Brief Appraisal of the New Song Book of the Christian Reformed Church"Add to your cart.
Folder 27: "The Synod and Bible Translation"Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "The Tabernacle in Biblical Theological Perspectives"Add to your cart.
Folder 29: "Toledots of Genesis"Add to your cart.
Folder 30: "Twee Dominees in de Amerikaanse Politiek" --- October 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 31: "Twenty-five Years of Closer Christian Reformed Church/RCA Relations . . . And Not One Issue Resolved!"Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Vijftien jaren universiteits - gedachte --- 1943-1958Add to your cart.
Series 5: Publications, Final ItemsAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Church/Nation materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Church/Nation correspondence --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Church/Nation correspondence --- 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Homophila"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: New York International Bible Society correspondence --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Revised Standard Version material --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Revised Standard Version notes --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Education of M. H. WoudstraAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Genealogical material: GoodijkAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Graduate Student Recommendations --- 1966, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mustache MasterpiecesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Summary of major dates in the life of M.H. WoudstraAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Addresses to contact in case of emergenciesAdd to your cart.
Series 6: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 14: Photo Collection: Marten, family, Netherlands early lifeAdd to your cart.