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Henry Stob Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Biographical Data

Calvin College Period

Calvin Theological Seminary Period

Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1974-1975 and Retirement Years

Retirement Years

Philosophy Courses - Notes

Philosophy Studies

Seminars

Varia

Memorabilia

Photographs

Family and friends photograph collection

Slides of trip around the World (see chps.19-21 of autobiography, in order of itinerary)



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Collection Overview

Title: Henry Stob Collection, 1899-1997

ID: COLL/248

Primary Creator: Stob, Henry (1908-1996)

Extent: 16.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Professor of philosophy at Calvin College (1946-1952) and professor of philosophical and moral theology at Calvin Theological Seminary (1952-1975). The collection includes lectures, addresses, articles, essays, chapel talks, classroom notes, outlines, correspondence, materials on campus issues, seminary situations materials, faculty minutes, extensive biographical data, autobiography, family photographs, slides and compact disk (CD with digital scans of each slide) of a trip around the world (1958). See also: RGS 12.19, The Henry J. Stob Lectureship Committee and Stob Lectures. The lectures were published: Heritage Hall: BR50.S76. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Henry Stob was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 24, 1908. He always had interest in ministry work, so he decided to enroll at Calvin College and Seminary where he graduated with a B.D. in 1935. He then furthered his education by attending Hartford Theological Seminary. He earned his Th.M. in 1936. His thirst for knowledge did not stop there, he studied aboard to earn his Ph.D. at University of Gottingen in Germany and did his post-doctoral work at the Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

After returning to the states, Stob accepted the position of associate professor of philosophy at his alma mater, Calvin College, in 1939. When World War II broke out, Stob served his country as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned with the task to work on the postwar education system of Japan. Once the war ended he resumed teaching at Calvin College. In 1952 Stob was appointed as professor of philosophical and moral theology at the Seminary. He became the chair of ethics and apologetics as well in 1953.  He served the Seminary until his retirement in 1975.

Throughout his busy career, Stob found time to write. He published books and written a number of articles and reviews. He was also served as the editor of The Reformed Journal since its beginning. He was also very involved in the church as well. He had served as an elder in the council of Calvin CRC in Grand Rapids. Stob was a gifted lecturer, he was approached by the Board of World Missions in 1958 to lecture at several foreign mission fields. Due to Stob's commitment to service and leadership, he was presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1977.

On May 27, 1996 Henry Stob passed away due to cancer at the age of 87. He was survived by his wife, Hilda De Graaf, and their two children. Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary honor his memory with the Stob Lecture Series which focus on topics of ethics and apologetics.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Data, 1908-1946],
[Series 2: Calvin College Period, 1946-1952],
[Series 3: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1952-1974],
[Series 4: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1974-1975 and Retirement Years, 1975-1978],
[Series 5: Retirement Years, 1979-1997],
[Series 6: Philosophy Courses - Notes, 1908-1996],
[Series 7: Philosophy Studies],
[Series 8: Seminars],
[Series 9: Varia, 1908-1984],
[Series 10: Memorabilia],
[Series 11: Photographs],
[Series 12: Family and friends photograph collection],
[Series 13: Slides of trip around the World (see chps.19-21 of autobiography, in order of itinerary), 1958],
[All]

Series 3: Calvin Theological Seminary Period --- 1952-1974
Box 6
Folder 1: Banner introduction to H. Stob, by Carl E. Zylstra --- 1973
Folder 2: Department of Ethics and Apologetics --- 1952-1958
Folder 3: Minutes of the faculty meetings --- 1952-1953
Folder 4: "Note to a College Freshman" --- 1953
Folder 5: "Toward a Better Understanding" --- April 1953
Folder 6: Reappointment to Seminary --- 1953
Folder 7: Harry Boer: Letter to Synod --- 1953
Folder 8: Montpellier lecture --- 1953
Folder 9: Reformed Ecumenical Synod, Edinburgh --- 1953
Folder 10: Letters --- 1952-1953
Folder 11: Writings --- 1952-1953
Folder 12: Minutes of the faculty meetings --- 1953-1954
Folder 13: Call from Calvin CRC --- September 14, 1953
Folder 14: Classical examination --- September 17, 1953
Folder 15: Ordination into ministry --- October 4, 1953
Folder 16: Installation as a professor --- November 12, 1953
Folder 17: Christian University Association, meeting of the board --- December 28, 1953
Folder 18: On race relations --- 1953
Folder 19: Citizen Action --- February 1954
Folder 20: Scientific Conference Pedagogical Institute
Folder 21: Harry Boer, Synod --- 1954
Folder 22: Letters --- 1953-1954
Folder 23: Speeches --- 1953-1954
Folder 24: Minutes of the faculty meetings --- 1954-1955
Folder 25: Reappointment to Seminary --- February 1955
Folder 26: Artificial Insemination --- 1955
Folder 27: The Sacred Three
Folder 28: Marital relations
Folder 29: Letters --- 1954-1955
Folder 30: Writings --- 1954-1955
Box 7
Folder 1: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1955-1956
Folder 2: Writings --- 1955-1956
Folder 3: Speeches --- 1955-1956
Folder 4: The Seminary Presidency --- 1956
Folder 5: Cecil De Boer - Calvin Forum --- November 1955
Folder 6: Clarence Bouma, rehabilitation --- 1956
Folder 7: Letters --- 1955-1956
Folder 8: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1956-1957
Folder 9: Henry Zylstra, in memoriam --- December 2, 1956
Folder 10: Seminary presidency --- 1957
Folder 11: Invitation to Japan --- 1956-1957
Folder 12: The Mind of the Church --- March, April, July, 1957
Folder 13: Centennial addresses --- 1957
Folder 14: Assistance fund --- May 1957
Folder 15: The Christian Concept of Freedom --- 1957
Folder 16: Letters --- 1956-1957
Folder 17: Other writings --- 1956-1957
Folder 18: Minutes of Seminary faculty meetings --- 1957-1958
Folder 19: Space exploration --- 1957
Folder 20: Moller's death --- December 26, 1957
Folder 21: Concerning Japan --- 1957-1958
Folder 22: Letters --- 1957-1958
Folder 23: Writings --- 1957-1958
Folder 24: The Japan Quarter-World Tour, M-A --- 1958
Folder 25: Notices and introductions --- 1958
Folder 26: Itinerary calendar --- 1958
Folder 27: Grand Rapids - Chicago - LA - Honolulu flight --- 1958
Box 8
Folder 1: Japan
Folder 2: Korea
Folder 3: Taipei - Manila - Hong Kong - Bangkok - Rangoon - New Delhi --- 1958
Folder 4: Ceylon --- 1958
Folder 5: Cairo - Israel - Athens - Rome --- 1958
Folder 6: Nigeria --- 1958
Folder 7: Lisbon - Madrid - Amsterdam - London --- 1958
Folder 8: Notices --- 1958
Folder 9: Letters --- 1958
Folder 10: Minutes of the special faculty meetings --- 1958-1959
Folder 11: Lectures --- 1958-1959
Folder 12: Permanent reappointment --- 1959
Folder 13: Letters --- 1958-1959
Folder 14: Writings --- 1958-1959
Folder 15: Infallibility issue: students --- 1958-1959
Folder 16: Infallibility issue: faculty --- 1958-1959
Folder 17: Infallibility issue: trustees --- 1958-1959
Folder 18: Infallibility issue: church press --- 1958-1959
Folder 19: Infallibility issue: Torch/Trumpet --- 1958-1959
Folder 20: Infallibility issue: The Reformed Journal --- 1958-1959
Folder 21: Infallibility issue: Synod --- 1959
Folder 22: Current events
Folder 23: "Summoning Up Remembrance," Addende --- 1952-1959
Box 9
Folder 1: Minutes of the faculty meetings --- 1959-1960
Folder 2: The Reformed Journal --- March 1960
Folder 3: Letters --- 1959-1960
Folder 4: Speeches --- 1959-1960
Folder 5: Writings --- 1959-1960
Folder 6: Infallibility --- 1939-1960
Folder 7: Synod --- 1960
Folder 8: The sabbatical year --- 1960-1961
Folder 9: American Association of Theological Schools, Faculty Fellowship --- 1960
Folder 10: Inquiries on sabbatical --- 1960
Folder 11: Introductions --- 1960
Folder 12: At Oxford --- 1960-1961
Folder 13: The continental tour --- 1961
Folder 14: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1960-1961
Folder 15: Infallibility --- 1960-1961
Folder 16: Kromminga reappointment --- 1960-1961
Folder 17: Letters --- 1960-1961
Folder 18: Writings --- 1960-1961
Folder 19: "Calvin in the Sixties," by William Brasher
Box 10
Folder 1: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1961-1962
Folder 2: Formal inauguration --- December 1961
Folder 3: "Principle and Practice" --- 1962
Folder 4: Kromminga - tenure --- 1962
Folder 5: Clarence Bouma, d. --- August 12, 1962
Folder 6: Letters --- 1961-1962
Folder 7: Speeches, addresses --- 1961-1962
Folder 8: Writings --- 1961-1962
Folder 9: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1962-1963
Folder 10: The Dekker Case. Does God love or hate men? --- 1962-1963
Folder 11: John Hamersma, d. --- February 27, 1963
Folder 12: David Wynbeek, d. --- June 7, 1963
Folder 13: Activities --- 1962-1963
Folder 14: Letters --- 1962-1963
Folder 15: Writings --- 1962-1963
Folder 16: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1963-1964
Folder 17: Christian Power Organizations --- 1963-1964
Folder 18: Letters --- 1963-1964
Folder 19: Speeches, addresses --- 1963-1964
Folder 20: Writings --- 1963-1964
Folder 21: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1964-1965
Folder 22: Convocation address --- September 1964
Folder 23: The Goldwater Issue --- 1964
Folder 24: Letters --- 1964-1965
Folder 25: Speeches --- 1964-1965
Folder 26: Writings --- 1964-1965
Box 11
Folder 1: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1965-1966
Folder 2: Fulbright - Amsterdam --- 1965-1966
Folder 3: Death of God --- 1965-1966
Folder 4: The Dekker Case --- 1965-1966
Folder 5: The Reformed Journal after fifteen years --- 1965-1966
Folder 6: William B. Eerdmans --- 1882-1966
Folder 7: Speeches --- 1965-1966
Folder 8: Writings --- 1965-1966
Folder 9: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1966-1967
Folder 10: The Dekker Case --- 1966-1967
Folder 11: Letters --- 1966-1967
Folder 12: Speeches --- 1966-1967
Folder 13: Writings --- 1966-1967
Folder 14: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1967-1968
Folder 15: The Dekker Case --- 1967-1968
Folder 16: Letters --- 1967-1968
Folder 17: Speeches, remarks --- 1967-1968
Folder 18: Writings --- 1967-1968
Folder 19: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1968-1969
Folder 20: Meetings and actions --- 1968-1969
Folder 21: Letters --- 1968-1969
Box 12
Folder 1: Minutes of the faculty meetings --- 1969-1970
Folder 2: Cicero race issue --- 1969-1970
Folder 3: Letters --- 1969-1970
Folder 4: Writings --- 1969-1970
Folder 5: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1970-1971
Folder 6: Ordination of Wes Van Dyk --- September 25, 1970
Folder 7: Letters --- 1970-1971
Folder 8: Writings --- 1970-1971
Folder 9: Minutes of the faculty meetings --- 1971-1972
Folder 10: Abortion --- June - September, 1971
Folder 11: Calvin Bulthuis, d. --- December 24, 1971
Folder 12: Writings --- 1971-1972
Folder 13: Minutes of the faculty meetings --- 1972-1973
Folder 14: Ethics and Scientific Control --- October 20, 1972
Folder 15: Correspondence on Morgan Lecture --- 1972-1973
Folder 16: C. Boomsma anniversary --- January 7, 1973
Folder 17: Faculty - board lecture --- February 7, 1973
Folder 18: Note to Dick and Nancy --- July 15, 1973
Folder 19: Letters --- 1972-1973
Folder 20: Writings --- 1972-1973
Folder 21: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1973-1974
Folder 22: The Morgan Lectures --- February 13-15, 1974
Folder 23: Wes Van Dyk : Hamilton CRC --- March 31, 1974
Folder 24: The Minnema appointment --- 1974
Folder 25: Forums --- 1973-1974
Folder 26: Writings --- 1973-1974
Box 22
Folder 6: Lists of students of Henry Stob

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Data, 1908-1946],
[Series 2: Calvin College Period, 1946-1952],
[Series 3: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1952-1974],
[Series 4: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1974-1975 and Retirement Years, 1975-1978],
[Series 5: Retirement Years, 1979-1997],
[Series 6: Philosophy Courses - Notes, 1908-1996],
[Series 7: Philosophy Studies],
[Series 8: Seminars],
[Series 9: Varia, 1908-1984],
[Series 10: Memorabilia],
[Series 11: Photographs],
[Series 12: Family and friends photograph collection],
[Series 13: Slides of trip around the World (see chps.19-21 of autobiography, in order of itinerary), 1958],
[All]


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