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Henry Van Til Collection

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ID: COLL/304

Primary Creator: Van Til, Henry (1906-1961)

Extent: 6.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and professor of Bible at Calvin College. Papers consisting of addresses; class lectures; correspondence, 1944-1960; sermons; a manuscript, entitled 'The Calvinistic Concept of Culture'; student notes; outlines; and various copies of the periodical Perspectives.

Detailed Notes:

The papers of Henry Van Til were received in late 1980 from his widow, Elizabeth.  They consist of some five and one-half feet of shelf space in twelve (12) Hollinger boxes.

Highlights of his collection include the following:

* Manuscripts of his addresses, given from 1940-1961

* Material of his college courses in Bible while he served as Associate Professor of Bible at Calvin College from 1946-1961

* Outlines and notes of courses taken at Calvin Seminary under Professors C. Bouma, G. Stob, S. Volbeda, and M. Wyngaarden

* Articles and talks given while he was Army chaplain (undated)

* Correspondence with Prof. Dooyeweerd of the Free University of Amsterdam

* Several of his Dutch sermons

* Outlines and notes of classes in philosophy under Prof. Dooyeweerd of the Free University

* Articles on and by Abraham Kuyper, 1895-1957

* Manuscript of his own book The Calvinistic Concept of Culture

* Clippings on a wide range of topics from Mohammedanism to psychiatry

* Quotes from CRC ministers on Calvinism and the church, taken during the period between WWI and WWII

* English language sermons

* Two folders on the subject of sin

* Outlines and notes of courses taken at Westminster Seminary, including those with his uncle, Dr. C. Van Til

Biographical Note

Henry Van Til was born 28 September 1906, in Griffith, Indiana.  He studied at Ferris Institute in Big Rapids and at Calvin College, receiving his AB degree from the latter school in 1934.

For the next two years he studied at Westminster Seminary but completed his seminary training at Calvin Theological Seminary in 1937.  He then returned to Westminster for two more years receiving a Master of Theology degree in 1940.  After being ordained to the ministry, he served the Sumas, Washington, Christian Reformed Church for three years.  Feeling called to the Army chaplaincy, he left Sumas and served as chaplain until the end of the war.

Post-war years found him at the University of Chicago briefly, but for fifteen months at the Free University of Amsterdam where he studied theology and philosophy under Professor Dooyeweerd.

In 1946 he became associate professor of Bible at Calvin College where he remained until his death in 1961. He was survived by his wife, Elizabeth née Zandstra, and their seven children.

While at Calvin he served as president of the Calvinistic Culture Association in 1955, as well as vice-president of the Evangelical Ministerial Union in Grand Rapids.  He was a charter member of the Reformed Fellowship, Inc., serving on the Board for several years.  He was also book-review editor of the Reformed Fellowship's paper, Torch and Trumpet.  In 1959 he completed a scholarly book, entitled The Calvinistic Concept of Culture (in this collection) which received considerable attention in many periodicals.


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Series 3: PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 6: PresidentAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: ProphecyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: ProtestantismAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: ProverbsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: ProvidenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: PsalmsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: PsychiatryAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: PsychologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Public SchoolsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: P-VariaAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Quotes from CRC leaders on Calvinism & the Church (WWI to WWII)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: RadioAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Reformed Church in AmericaAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Reformed FellowshipAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Reformed Scientific Studies --- 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 21: RegenerationAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: ResurrectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Revelation Books and textsAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Revelation God to manAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: RevivalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: RomansAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: RusselismAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: R-VariaAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Sacraments - SaintsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Salvation - SamuelAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: ScienceAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Sermons by HVTAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Sermons by HVTAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: SexAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: SickAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Sin lost sense of; aftermath of; original; unpardonableAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Sin miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Slander - SleepAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: SocialismAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Society - Men'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Society - Youth'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: SoulAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: SpiritualismAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Spiritual LifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: StateAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: StewardshipAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Success/SuicideAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sunday: benefits; desecration; labor; observance; miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sunday School - MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sunday School - ProgramsAdd to your cart.

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