Log In | Contact Us
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

John Henry Stek Papers



Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Box 6

Box 7

Box 8

Box 9

Contact us about this collection

John Henry Stek Papers, 1951-1992 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Jen Vos

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: John Henry Stek Papers, 1951-1992

ID: COLL/601

Primary Creator: John Henry Stek (1925-2009)

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Bible. New Testament, Bible. Old Testament, Calvin College - Employees, Calvin Theological Seminary, Christianity and other Religions., Sermons - Outlines, syllabi, etc

Forms of Material: Sermons

Languages: English


Rev. John Henry Stek (1925 – 2009) was a pastor, bible scholar and translator, and professor of Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary who was instrumental in the creation of the New Living Version (NIV) of the bible. This collection contains Stek’s teaching notes on the Old Testament as well as articles, correspondence, and sermons about the bible, catechism, and teaching.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The John Henry Stek Papers include course materials (including syllabi, bibliographies, and lecture notes), correspondence, papers, articles, and sermons. Topics include the bible and biblical studies, theology, the Heidelberg catechism, as well as the institutions of Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary.

This collection is notable in that it provides evidence of Stek’s thoughts and teachings on scriptures. It also gives insight into the educational pedagogy of Calvin University and Seminary in the 1950s and 60s, notably on the subject of Genesis and creation versus evolution.

The collection also includes articles written by Stek about the New Living Version (NIV) translation of the bible but does not include institutional material on the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) or unpublished notes on its creation.

Collection Historical Note

Rev. John Henry Stek was a pastor, bible scholar and translator, and professor of Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary. He was born in Iowa in 1925. He graduated from Calvin College with a BA in 1949 and a BD from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1952. Stek entered ministry in the Christian Reformed Church in 1955 and in 1961 was appointed as professor of Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary where he served until his retirement in 1991.

Stek was instrumental in the creation and translation of the New International Version (NIV) of the bible which was published in 1978 as well as the Today’s New International Version (TNIV) published in 2003. He was a member of the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) and served as the committee chair from 1990 through the early 2000s.

Subject/Index Terms

Bible. New Testament
Bible. Old Testament
Calvin College - Employees
Calvin Theological Seminary
Christianity and other Religions.
Sermons - Outlines, syllabi, etc

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 8 Boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research use within Heritage Hall.

Acquisition Source: David Stek

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: [item], folder, box, John Henry Stek Papers, Heritage Hall (Hekman Library), Calvin University

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],

Box 4
Folder 1: Synodical Committee on "Creation and Evolution" 1966
Folder 2: Reference Material: "Calvin's Doctrine of the Creation" B.B. Warfield
Folder 3: Reference Material: Augustine on Creation" by Rev. Masselink
Folder 4: Reference Material: "Is Special Creationism a Heresy?" by Howard Van Til
Folder 5: Reference Material: "Concern for Natural Science Teachings at Calvin"
Folder 6: Reference Material: "Essay on Origins" by Allen Koop
Folder 7: Calvin Board of Trustees/Howard Van Til
Folder 8: Statement of Calvin Board of Trustees regarding Dr. Stek's teachings
Folder 9: Letter to Godwin Heights CRC regarding Overture (1982)
Folder 10: Report II: Professor Stek and the Interpretation of Genesis
Folder 11: "The Genesis Committee"
Folder 12: Synodical Study and Report on the Problem of Origins
Folder 13: Classical Overtures and Correspondence on Genesis Issue
Folder 14: Report of Synodical Committee on Creation and Science (Synod 1991)

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],

Page Generated in: 0.113 seconds (using 238 queries).
Using 3.86MB of memory. (Peak of 4.58MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign