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Gerard Van Groningen Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

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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

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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


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[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],
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Series 12: Course MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Course material for Zechariah at Covenant Theological Seminary --- UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Course notes for Ezekiel 1-32 --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Course notes for Ezekiel 33-48 --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Syllabus for course on Old Testament history --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Course material for advanced studies in Biblical Theology --- 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Course outline for Biblical Theology --- 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Course material for the Pentateuch --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Biblical Theology course outlinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Course outline for "Studies in Jeremiah" --- 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Lessons for Biblical Eschatology course (for adult Sunday school) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Material for course on Old Testament poets --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Course material for book of Job given at Mid America Seminary --- 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Course material for Biblical Theology --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Course notes on the history of Exegesis --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Course notes on Exegesis of the Psalms --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Syllabus for course "Old Testament History" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Syllabus for course "Inspiration and Interpretation" --- 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Syllabus for course "Reformed Theological Education" in Riga, LatviaAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Study outline on Ephesians for overseas Christian Fellowship --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Outline and notes for course on Zechariah --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Booklet re: 50th Anniversary of Seminary Class of 1954 --- 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Book: The Covenant Family (Pages 1-90)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Book: The Covenant Family (Pages 91-254)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Book: A Biblical Theology Reader- An Anthology of EssaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Paper: Yahweh God's Covenant VirtuesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Paper: Apocalyptic of Old Testament TimeAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Autobiographical paper "Our Life in the Service of our Lord and His People"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Paper: "The Sacred Seven" (by Fred W. Bultman) --- 1996Add to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Syllabus for Reformed Theological Education (Riga, Latvia)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Story of Haggai for Institute of Christian Scholarship Bible Study Camp --- 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Studies in Jeremiah (for Sunday School, Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church) --- 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Directed studies of ProverbsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes for conference on EschatologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Notes on MalachiAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Notes for remarks made re: leaving AustraliaAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Outline for speech on Song of Songs and related material --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Essays: The Messiah, Covenant, Wrath of God, the Fall, Israel --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: The study of basic terms re: Creation --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Talk: "Aspects of the Reformation" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: History of International Theological Education Ministries (ITEM) --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Letter sent by "Sacred Seven" to Calvin Board of Trustees (last page(s) missing) --- undatedAdd 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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