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Gerard Van Groningen Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Ministerial Activities.  Addresses

Addresses. College Material

Diaries, Scrapbook

The Unfinished Book

Letters

Letters from Parents

Letters to Parents from Australia

Correspondence

Papers

Sermons and Lectures

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Gerard Van Groningen Collection, 1951-2007 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Ed Gerritsen, February 2004 and April 2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Gerard Van Groningen Collection, 1951-2007Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/291

Primary Creator: Van Groningen, Gerard, Sr. (1921-)

Extent: 19.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church; professor at Reformed Theological College at Geelong, Australia; Dordt College at Sioux Center, Iowa; and Reformed Theological Seminary at Jackson, Mississippi; president of Trinity College at Palos Heights, Illinois; chairman of the Old Testament department at Andrew Jumper Theological Graduate Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and president of Christ for Russia.   The collection includes addresses; sermons; chapel talks; devotionals; lectures; conference messages; articles; college materials; periodical clippings; general and family correspondence; family diaries; memoirs; papers; scrapbook; course materials; study guides; book manuscripts; and letters of call; correspondence and documents detailing Christ for Russia and International Theological Evangelical Ministries (ITEM); materials on the Latvia/RIGA program; and materials detailing various committees and positions served.  Among the topics included are missions, various form of modernism facing the church, biblical revelation, and covenant.  [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

An ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church, Dr. Gerard Van Groningen Sr. earned his doctorate from the University of Melbourne in 1970. He was born in Leota, Minnesota on 25 March 1921 to Hendrick and Jennie. The family later moved to Ripon, California.  Van Groningen enrolled at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  When he received his BD at Calvin Theological Seminary, he began his active ministry in the Borculo (Michigan) Christian Reformed Church, preaching his inaugural sermon Sunday, 2 October 1955.  Classis Zeeland had admitted him to the ministry in a session 14 September 1955.

The ministry in the Borculo congregation ended when he and his family moved to Australia in 1958. The work in Australian continued until 1971.  During that period, he served as minister of the Christian Reformed Church of Geelong, 1958-1961; Professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Seminary, Geelong, Australia, 1961-1971.

Next the family moved to Iowa where he served as Professor of Bible at Dordt College from 1971-1973.  The next few years, 1973-1980, he was professor of Old Testament at the Reformed Theological Seminary at Jackson, Mississippi.  Before his retirement in 1984, Van Groningen was President of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois.  While a heart condition limited his activities, he served as Adjunct Professor Emeritus at the Covenant Theological Seminary from 1985.

Among his writings are "Messianism in the Old Testament" and chapters in symposiums: "Genesis" in Interpreting God's Word Today (Baker); "The Final Question" in The Law and the Prophets (Reformed and Presbyterian Press); and "Australia and New Zeeland" in Lengthened Cords (Baker), in addition to Theological essays in Encyclopedia of Christianity, Theological Handbook of the Old Testament, and Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Ed. W. Elwell).

Van Groningen married Harriet Stuitje in 1949 and they have eight children, Betty Jane, Gerard Jr., John Philip, Willis Dean, Jay Henry, Beverly Grace, David Tom, and Charles Neil.

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 38 Boxes

Acquisition Source: G. Van Groningen

Other Note: Acc. No. 03.25 and 11.06


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Ministerial Activities.  Addresses],
[Series 2: Addresses. College Material],
[Series 3: Diaries, Scrapbook],
[Series 4: The Unfinished Book],
[Series 5: Letters, 1967-1976],
[Series 6: Letters from Parents, 1954-1971],
[Series 7: Letters to Parents from Australia, 1959-1971],
[Series 8: Correspondence, 1958-1997],
[Series 9: Papers],
[Series 10: Sermons and Lectures],
[Series 11: Correspondence],
[Series 12: Course Materials],
[All]

Series 9: PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Material on Trinity Christian College PresidencyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6-7: Various Papers Written by Van GroningenAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Papers: Universal Recipients of Gospel in the Old Testament, Nahum - Messenger of Vengeance, The Sons of the ProphetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Paper: A Philosophy of Science by William Van Groningen (son)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Paper for C. Van Till, "Product of Paganism: Increasingly Consistent Paganism"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Paper for R. B. Kuiper, "The Progress of World Missions"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Draft on Commentary of I and II KingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Commentary of Numbers written for The Evangelical Commentary of the Bible (Baker Book House) --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Chapter on Genesis written for the Symposium on Interpreting Scripture --- 1968Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: College Papers, Reports, and NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Documents re: PhD Studies at the University of Melbourne --- 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Report of Examiners on his Thesis for PhDAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles for RenewalAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Renewal Articles on SalvationAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: History of the Reformed Theological SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Speeches on Christian Physical EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Speech on PreachingAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Commencement Address and Inaugural Address at Trinity Christian College --- 1980, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Speeches: "That Final Question" and "No Tower of Babel Possible"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Book, The Sabbath - Sunday ProblemAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Class work Outline for Old Testament Biblical TheologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Letters Received from Legislators in Response to Van Groningen LettersAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Diary --- 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal Diary --- 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal Diary --- 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Diary --- 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal Diary --- 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Personal Diary --- 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Personal Diary --- 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Personal Diary --- 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Diary --- 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal Diary --- 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal Diary --- 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Diary --- 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Memoirs and Related Material --- 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Memoirs and Related Material --- 1968-1970Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General Correspondence --- 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: General Correspondence --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: General Correspondence --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 4: General Correspondence --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: General Correspondence --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: General Correspondence --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: General Correspondence --- 1975-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: General Correspondence --- 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: General Correspondence --- 1999-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 10: General Correspondence --- 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence with Family --- 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 1A: Correspondence with Family --- 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with Family --- 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with Family --- 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Family --- 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Family --- 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with Family --- 1999-2002Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence with Family --- 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with L. Stout --- 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with L. Stout --- 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with L. Stout - RIGA --- 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with L. Stout --- 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with A. Celmins - RIGA Reformed Theological Seminary --- 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence withus Lopes --- AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence with Daniel SantosAdd to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence with South Africa --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with Fernando Meister (South Africa)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with Dordt College re book: Creation to ConsummationAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Richard Venema --- 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Barbara Granick --- 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence re: Staffing of RIGA SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence re: publishing book, The Covenant Family --- 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence re: publishing book, The Covenant Family, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence re: Gerard Van Groningen's book, Messianic Revelation in the Old TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence re: publication of book, Messianic Revelation in the Old TestamentAdd to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence re: Translation of Messianic Revelation in the Old Testament into PortugueseAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence re: Symposium on Sabbath ObservanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence re: Neo PentecostalismAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence re: Reformed Theological College in Australia --- 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence re: RIGA Reformed Theological Seminary --- 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence re: Brazilian Presbyterian ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence re: Brazilian Theological SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence re: Staffing of RIGA SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence re: Issues of Concern in Christian Reformed ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence from Foreign Mission Board --- 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence from Foreign Mission Board --- 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence from Foreign Mission Board --- 1968-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Material/Correspondence: International Theological Education Ministries (ITEM)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence/Material Dealing with the Dismissal of (7) Professors at the Presbyterian Church of Brazil Graduate CenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Reports/Correspondence with Foreign Mission Board --- 1965-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Material re: Student Days at Calvin CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Material re: Seven Students Grievances against certain Calvin ProfessorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Material re: Presidency of Trinity Christian CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Material on Conference on Institutions for Christian Higher Education --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Material on Brazilian Presbyterian ChurchAdd to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Material re: Ministerial CredentialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Material re: HomosexualityAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Material re: HomeschoolingAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Material re: Brazilian Theological ScholarshipsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Material from Conference on Educational Institutions for Christian Higher Education --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Material from Conference on Educational Institutions for Christian Higher Education --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Material on PentecostalismAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Material on Latvia/RIGA Seminary ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Material on Latvia/RIGA Seminary ProgramAdd to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Paper on Bible-Religion-Theology at Dordt CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Papers given at Conference for Christian Educators at Trinity Christian College --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Paper: Educational Emphasis in the early Christian Reformed ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Papers/Articles on Current Christian Reformed Church IssuesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Papers on: The Bible as the Word of GodAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Papers by Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship Faculty and Related Correspondence --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Paper: What was Africa?Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Book: The Covenant Family, pages 1-117Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Book: The Covenant Family, pages 118-254Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Talk Given on Dating/SexAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Biblical Theology Course in Sao Paulo, BrazilAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "History of Confessions" Course MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Thesis on Old Testament Concept of Divine JealousyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Study guide on EzekielAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Study guide on the CovenantAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Study of Genesis 37-50Add to your cart.
Folder 6: International Theological Education Ministries Board Minutes and Related MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: International Theological Education Ministries PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: International Theological Education Ministries Executive Committee Minutes and Related MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Doctrinal Statements of the Presbyterian Church of BrazilAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Joint Committee Report, Evangelical Presbyterian Church of BrazilAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Minutes of Joint Committee on Missions, Presbyterian Church of BrazilAdd to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Youth Herald articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Reports to the Foreign Missions Board --- 1958-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Association of Christian Reformed Laymen News BulletinsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Copy of Fides ReformataAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: RIGA Reformed Theological Seminary Administrative MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Guest Editorial for Trowel and Sword, All One Body…In Australia? Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute Anniversary BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Trinity Christian College 25th Anniversary BookletAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: 25th Anniversary Booklet, First Christian Reformed Church, Ripon, CaliforniaAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: 75th Anniversary Booklet, Borculo, Michigan Christian Reformed ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: 75th Anniversary Booklet, Grandville Avenue, Michigan Christian Reformed ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: 25th Anniversary Booklet, Immanuel, Ripon, California Christian Reformed ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: 25th Anniversary Booklet, Ripon, California Christian SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book: From Creation to Consummation, Part I and IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Book: From Creation to Consummation, Part IIIAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Reformed Theological College Catalogue and HandbooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Reformed Churches in Australia Yearbook --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Resume, College Transcripts, Contract with Trinity Christian CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters of CallAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Class Record BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Army RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Mrs. Van Groningen's Diaries of Trips --- 1998-2002Add to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Christ for Russia Project Material --- 1994-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Publicity for Christ for Russia Project --- early 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Christ for Russia Correspondence --- 1993-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Riga Reformed Theological Seminary Administrative Material --- 1998-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Material re; Resident Professor Search for RIGA Seminary --- 1999-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Pictures (not photo quality) of RIGA Seminary --- 1998-1999, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: RRTS. Board Minutes --- 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Material re: CTS-RRTS Access Program --- 2001-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 9: ITEM Executive Committee Minutes --- 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Christ for Latvia Committee Minutes --- 1998Add to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence with Leon Pannkuk --- 1999-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with Duane Sjaardema --- 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with Edward Hartman --- 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Rod Gorter --- 2002-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence with Artis Celmins --- 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence with Artis Celmins --- 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence with Larry Stout --- 2002-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence with Larry Sibley --- 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence with Merle and Donna Messer --- 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence with Nickolay Girdyuk --- 2003Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Ministerial Activities.  Addresses],
[Series 2: Addresses. College Material],
[Series 3: Diaries, Scrapbook],
[Series 4: The Unfinished Book],
[Series 5: Letters, 1967-1976],
[Series 6: Letters from Parents, 1954-1971],
[Series 7: Letters to Parents from Australia, 1959-1971],
[Series 8: Correspondence, 1958-1997],
[Series 9: Papers],
[Series 10: Sermons and Lectures],
[Series 11: Correspondence],
[Series 12: Course Materials],
[All]


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