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Henry Stob Collection

Overview

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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Henry Stob Collection, 1899-1997 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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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


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[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],
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Series 4: Calvin Theological Seminary Period, 1974-1975 and Retirement Years --- 1975-1978
Box 13
Folder 1: Minutes of faculty meetings --- 1974-1975
Folder 2: Speeches and addresses --- 1974-1975
Folder 3: Albert Bosscher protest --- 1974-1975
Folder 4: Reformed - Lutheran talks --- 1974-1975
Folder 5: Letters --- 1974-1975
Folder 6: Writings --- 1974-1975
Folder 7: Retirement --- 1975
Folder 8: Articles and notices --- 1975
Folder 9: Letters --- 1975
Folder 10: Honors Convocation --- May 8, 1975
Folder 11: Official dinners
Folder 12: God and the Good --- 1975
Folder 13: Seminary students --- 1976
Folder 14: Henry Ryskamp, in memorium --- November 5, 1976
Folder 15: Accolade --- 1976
Folder 16: Letters --- 1976
Folder 17: Speeches --- 1976
Folder 18: Writings --- 1976
Folder 19: Banner picture of graduates --- 1977
Folder 20: Alumni award --- May 21, 1977
Folder 21: Criticism --- 1977
Folder 22: Capital punishment --- 1977
Folder 23: Judicial code --- 1977
Folder 24: Letters --- 1977
Folder 25: Writings --- 1977
Folder 26: Seminary graduates --- 1978
Folder 27: Ethical reflections --- 1978
Folder 28: Letters --- 1978
Folder 29: Speeches --- 1978
Folder 30: Writings --- 1978

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],
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