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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 5: Retirement Years --- 1979-1997
Box 14
Folder 1: Calvin Seminary graduates --- 1979
Folder 2: Retirement from The Reformed Journal --- 1979
Folder 3: Letters --- 1979
Folder 4: Writings --- 1979
Folder 5: Calvin Seminary graduates --- 1980
Folder 6: Engagements --- 1980
Folder 7: Letters --- 1980
Folder 8: Calvin Seminary graduates --- 1981
Folder 9: Theological reflections --- 1981
Folder 10: Capital Punishment --- 1981
Folder 11: The Gerald Elliott Piece --- March 1981
Folder 12: Critique - Van Reken --- 1981
Folder 13: Activities, speeches --- 1981
Folder 14: Letters --- 1981
Folder 15: Calvin Seminary candidates --- 1982
Folder 16: Activities, speeches --- 1982
Folder 17: Letters --- 1982
Folder 18: Writings --- 1982
Folder 19: Calvin Seminary candidates --- 1983
Folder 20: James Daane, d. --- April 12, 1983
Folder 21: Ministers' Institute; Sin Salvation Service [HERH BT715 .S86] --- 1983
Folder 22: C. Boomsma retirement --- 1983
Folder 23: J. Kromminga retirement --- 1983
Folder 24: Wes Van Dyk installation --- 1983
Folder 25: Activities --- 1983
Folder 26: Letters --- 1983
Box 15
Folder 1: Seminary candidates for the ministry --- 1984
Folder 2: The Boomsma letter --- 1984
Folder 3: Stob Day --- 1984
Folder 4: New Year editorial --- January 2, 1984
Folder 5: Seminary commencement address --- May 19, 1984
Folder 6: "Sin, Salvation, Service" --- 1984
Folder 7: Chapter on Antithesis --- 1984
Folder 8: Junior College philosophy class --- 1984
Folder 9: Kingdom, church --- 1984
Folder 10: Paul Stoub affair --- 1984
Folder 11: Activities --- 1984
Folder 12: The Stob Lectures --- 1984
Folder 13: Invitations --- 1984
Folder 14: Letters --- 1984
Folder 15: Candidates for the ministry --- 1985
Folder 16: The Jellema Lectures --- 1985
Folder 17: Article on sin --- 1985
Folder 18: Activities --- 1985
Folder 19: The Stob Lectureship --- 1985
Folder 20: Seminary Fiftieth Class Reunion --- 1935-1985
Folder 21: Sister Gert, d. --- October 20, 1985
Folder 22: Letters --- 1985
Folder 23: Candidates for the ministry --- 1986
Folder 24: Fiftieth anniversary --- September 11, 1986
Folder 25: Invitations --- 1986
Folder 26: Flora Ryskamp, d. --- December 26, 1986
Folder 27: Activities --- 1986
Folder 28: The Stob Lectureship --- 1986
Folder 29: First Stob Lectures: Lewis B. Smedes --- 1986
Folder 30: Letters --- 1986
Box 16
Folder 1: Candidates for the ministry --- 1987
Folder 2: Wes Van Dyk at LaGrave --- September 27, 1987
Folder 3: Second Stob Lectures: James M. Gustafson --- 1987
Folder 4: Hilda: stroke --- December 4, 1987
Folder 5: On Writing Memoirs --- 1987
Folder 6: The Stob Endowment --- 1987
Folder 7: Invitations --- 1987
Folder 8: Letters --- 1987
Folder 9: Diary of 1988, Synodical Banner --- 1988
Folder 10: Entrance into Raybrook --- May 1988
Folder 11: My 80th Birthday --- June 24, 1988
Folder 12: Third Stob Lectures: Dr. P. Kreeft --- 1988
Folder 13: Harold Ellens --- 1988
Folder 14: Medical reports --- 1988
Folder 15: Retirees breakfast --- 1988
Folder 16: Wes and his church --- 1988
Folder 17: Letters --- 1988
Folder 18: Diary, candidates for the ministry, synodical Banner --- 1989
Folder 19: Fourth Stob Lectures: Al Plantinga --- 1989
Folder 20: Transfer to Woodlawn --- February 1989
Folder 21: John Pool, d. --- September 3, 1989
Folder 22: Celebrations --- 1989
Folder 23: Letters --- 1989
Box 17
Folder 1: Candidates for the ministry, diary, Synodical Banner --- 1990
Folder 2: Fifth Stob Lectures: Martin Marty, November 14 and 15 --- 1990
Folder 3: Medical reports --- 1990
Folder 4: The Seminary - PhD --- 1990
Folder 5: Celebrations --- 1990
Folder 6: Demise of The Reformed Journal --- December 1990
Folder 7: Letters --- 1990
Folder 8: Candidates for the ministry, diary, Press reports --- 1991
Folder 9: Sixth Stob Lectures: Allen Verhey --- 1991
Folder 10: Letters --- 1991
Folder 11: Candidates for the ministry, synodical Banner planner, diary --- 1992
Folder 12: Seventh Stob Lectures: Nick Wolterstorff --- 1992
Folder 13: Letters --- 1992
Folder 14: Diary, synodical Banner
Folder 15: Eighth Stob Lectures: Dewey Hoitenga --- 1993
Folder 16: Hilda's surgery --- December 8, 1992
Folder 17: Letters --- 1993
Folder 18: History, synodical Banner --- 1994
Folder 19: Ninth Stob Lectures: John Feikens --- 1994
Folder 20: Letters --- 1994
Box 18
Folder 1: The Banner, Synod, diary --- 1995
Folder 2: Responses to Summoning Up Remembrance --- 1995
Folder 3: Biographical data
Folder 4: Tenth Stob Lectures: George Mavrodes --- 1995
Folder 5: Stob's second biopsy:. Letter to Seminary faculty --- February 12, 1995
Folder 6: Letters --- 1995
Folder 7: Interviews by Grand Rapids Press editor Charles Honey --- 1996
Folder 8: Eleventh Stob Lectures: Arthur Holmes --- October 29, 1996
Folder 9: Letters --- 1996
Folder 10: Thoughts. Final copy, and pamphlet, transcribed by Jack Kuipers, 1996; version #9 --- 1994
Folder 11: Obituary of Henry Stob, and press announcement --- May 27, 1996
Folder 12: Biographical data pertaining to the life of Henry Stob, 1759-1989
Folder 13: "The Stob Family: Organized September 3, 1934"; directory --- 1938
Reunions held until 1941
Folder 14: Twelfth Stob Lectures: Harold Ellens --- 1997

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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