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Anthony Andrew Hoekema Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Material Arranged Topically

Addresses Given

Articles published or unpublished

Seminary Courses

Sermons on the Heidelberg Catechism

Sermons: Dutch, Old Testament, New Testament, and Special Occasions

Addenda

Correspondence

Thesis (Doctor of Theology)

Diplomas



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Anthony Andrew Hoekema Collection, 1932-1988 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Anthony Andrew Hoekema Collection, 1932-1988

ID: COLL/107

Primary Creator: Anthony Andrew Hoekema (1913-1988)

Extent: 25.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Bavinck, Herman, 1854-1921 - Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary - Study and teaching, Christian Science, Eschatology, Glossolalia, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Salvation, Sects - United States, Seventh-Day Adventists, Theology, Doctrinal - Study and teaching (Higher)

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church; and professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. The collection includes class notes; lectures; speeches; addresses; sermons; chapel talks; papers; articles; correspondence; book reviews; subject files; a thesis entitled "Herman Bavinck's Doctrine of the Covenant"; a bound manuscript entitled "The Centrality of the Heart"; and revisions, corrections, and correspondence regarding the published books and articles. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Our Anthony Andrew Hoekema collection includes his papers on various topics as they were alphabetically arranged in his files: lectures, notes, articles; coursed he taught in both Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary; addresses given on many occasions; articles published in a variety of magazines; and sermons preached in the churches he served. One folder (see Box 21) contained “Preaching Sermons.” These are sermons, some in outline form, he repeatedly preached during his seminary and retirement years.

“Tony,” as friends and Seminary colleagues knew him, was born in Drachten, the Netherlands, July 26, 1913. Ten years later the Peter Hoekema family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan where Tony attended Creston Christian School from 1923-1925. The family moved to the Eastern Avenue area. Here Tony attended the Baxter Street Christian School. From Christian High (1919-1932) on Franklin and Madison, Hoekema went on to Calvin College (1932-1936) and Calvin Theological Seminary (1937-1939, 1941-1942). He attended the University of Michigan (1936-1937). Before graduating from the Seminary, he was instructor at Calvin College from 1939-1941. After graduation, he went to Princeton Seminary where he received his Th.D. in 1944. His dissertation was entitled: “Herman’s Bavinck’s doctrine of the Covenant.”

Tony married Ruth Brink on August 4, 1942. They had four children: Dorothy R., James A., David A., and Helen J.

The pastoral phase of his life involved service in three Christian Reformed Churches: Twelfth Street, Grand Rapids (1944-1954); and Alger Park, Grand Rapids (1954-1956).

In 1956, Anthony Hoekema began a two-year ministry as Associate Professor of Bible at Calvin College. His service to the church until his retirement in 1978 continues in the Calvin Theological Seminary in the Systematic Theology Department.

John H. Kromminga, president emeritus of Calvin Seminary, wrote about Tony: “I knew Tony more by reputation than in person when he was the high school and college whiz kid, the man most likely to succeed, the bright star of the intellectual community. I am glad that this promise was fulfilled in his worldwide reputation as a teacher and writer. However, this was not the Tony we lived with and enjoyed throughout his Seminary years. That person was Tony, the apostle of love.”

His loves were family, work, music, travel, to be hospitable, and the God who spoke the Word. “His piety was neither ostentatious nor maudlin, but it was genuine.”

During his retirement years, he continued writing and publishing books. Shortly before his sudden death, he completed a manuscript on systematic theology. He died October 17, 1988, two days after a heart attack in Frederick, Maryland. We lost a dear friend and colleague.

Subject/Index Terms

Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Bavinck, Herman, 1854-1921 - Theology
Calvin Theological Seminary - Study and teaching
Christian Science
Eschatology
Glossolalia
Jehovah's Witnesses
Mormons
Salvation
Sects - United States
Seventh-Day Adventists
Theology, Doctrinal - Study and teaching (Higher)

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 11.67 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of A.A. Hoekema


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Material Arranged Topically, 1932-1988],
[Series 2: Addresses Given, 1952-1986],
[Series 3: Articles published or unpublished, 1932-1988],
[Series 4: Seminary Courses, 1939-1981],
[Series 5: Sermons on the Heidelberg Catechism, 1944-1956],
[Series 6: Sermons: Dutch, Old Testament, New Testament, and Special Occasions, 1943-1988],
[Series 7: Addenda, 1940-1981],
[Series 8: Correspondence, 1956-1988],
[Series 9: Thesis (Doctor of Theology)],
[Series 10: Diplomas],
[All]

Series 2: Addresses Given --- 1952-1986
Box 11
Folder 1: Barth's doctrine of sanctification.  Inaugural address --- 1965
Folder 2: Catechetics.  Address at Rally Committee on Christian Education of the O. P. Church --- March 19, 1952
Folder 3: Christian Optimism.  Address given at Home Mission Conference --- Jul-73
Folder 4: Christian Self-Image.  Lectures and correspondence --- 1985
Folder 5: Christian teachers' approach to the learning process.  Northwest Teachers' Convention.  Additional addresses --- 1954
Folder 6: Cults.  At workshop on Calling the Cultists to Christ --- 1977
Folder 7: Cults.  Lectures on the cults
Folder 8: Evaluation of Neo-Pentecostalism.  Notes and overhead slides
Folder 9: Image of God: Perverted, Renewed, and Perfected.  Additional articles. --- April 11, 12, 1986
Folder 10: In Christ Together.  Ministers' Institute.  Also in Reformed Journal --- 1972
Folder 11: New Great Planet Earth.  Convocation address --- September 7, 1977
Folder 12: Principles of Teaching, S.S. Convention --- 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958
Folder 13: Two poles and one goal.  Convocation address --- 1970
Folder 14: Union with Christ.  Address at Winter Theological Institute at Reformed Theological Seminary --- Feb. 1969
Folder 15: Work of the Holy Spirit and spiritual Gifts, at Oak Brook Conference on Ministry --- October 1986

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[Series 5: Sermons on the Heidelberg Catechism, 1944-1956],
[Series 6: Sermons: Dutch, Old Testament, New Testament, and Special Occasions, 1943-1988],
[Series 7: Addenda, 1940-1981],
[Series 8: Correspondence, 1956-1988],
[Series 9: Thesis (Doctor of Theology)],
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