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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, 1899-1997Add to your cart.

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.


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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 6: Philosophy Courses - Notes --- 1908-1996Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ancient PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Medieval PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Modern Philosophy --- 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Patristic Philosophy, course 541 IAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Patristic Philosophy, course 541 IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Patristic Philosophy, course 541 IIIAdd to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Basic Christian Ethics, course 531Add to your cart.
Folder 2: God as the Ground of Love, notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: MetaphysicsAdd to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aristotle, course 341Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Introductory Philosophy, course 203. Summer --- 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3-4: Introductory Philosophy. Second semester, Grand Rapids Junior College --- 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes on PhilosophyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: St. Thomas Dictionary of Terms, A - FAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: St. Thomas Dictionary of Terms, G - LAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: St. Thomas Dictionary of Terms, M - ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Paul Tillich, second quarter --- 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Apologetics AAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Apologetics BAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Apologetics CAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Apologetics: the subject of defenseAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Philosophy of religion. Notes A - HAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Philosophy of religion. Notes K - MAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Virtues and Vices, notesAdd to your cart.

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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