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Peter Lambert Steen Collection



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Heidelberg Catechism Sermons

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Title: Peter Lambert Steen Collection, 1890-1929

ID: COLL/244

Primary Creator: Steen, Peter Lambert (1902-1935)

Extent: 0.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes: class notes, sermons, outlines, and an incomplete letter.

The following mimeographed notes (lectures) were placed in the C. Bouma Collection:

- Dogmatic, class notes by J.C. Schaver, 1925-1926

- Encyclopedia of Theology, class notes by J. Schaver.

- Dictaten Dogmatiek, als Opgeteeekend in Klas.

Biographical Note

The Peter Lambert Steen collection includes one series of Heidelberg Catechism sermons preached in the only Christian Reformed Church served.  Within three years of an active ministry, Peter was constrained by illness to seek emeritation.  He served the Decatur Christian Reformed Church from 1928 to 1930.  For five years he struggled to overcome the debilitating effects of a cephalic tumor.  There were times he was able to preach or to attend meetings, however, towards the end of his life the damaged body fell into a semi-coma and he passed away February 19, 1935 at the age of 32.

Peter L. Steen was born on November 18, 1902.  His education started in the North Fourth Street Christian School of Paterson, New Jersey.  In time he attended Calvin College Preparatory, Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary and one year at the Princeton Theological Seminary where he received the Th.M. He married Cora Yonker in 1925.

During his brief active ministry, he proved to be a keen student in the Word, a faithful preacher of the Word, and a caring pastor of the Word.

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[Series 1: Heidelberg Catechism Sermons],

Series 1: Heidelberg Catechism Sermons
Box 1
Folder 1: Addresses given and sermonic material
Folder 2: Collection of ten sermons of the; unknown author --- 1890's
Folder 3: Collection of sermon outlines, unknown author --- undated
Folder 4: Letter to H.J. Kuiper of The Banner, first draft
Folder 5: Heidelberg Catechism Sermons, Lord's Day 1-19 --- 1928-1929
Folder 6: Heidelberg Catechism Sermons, Lord's Day 20-52 --- 1928-1929
Folder 7: Notes on the doctrine of God
Folder 8: Paper on the Origin and Antiquity of Man, evaluations
Folder 9: Syllabus of the course on the Teaching of the Epistle of Hebrews, Princeton Seminary
Folder 10: Copy of Afscheidsrede of F. Fortuin, "Aan mijn vriend Peter Steen van H.J.L. Fortuin --- Oct 31, 1927
Folder 11: Notes on a course in Old Testament Exegesis given by Y. P. De Jong.  (mimeographed)

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