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Peter Lambert Steen Collection, 1890-1929

Collection Overview

Title: Peter Lambert Steen Collection, 1890-1929

ID: COLL/244

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.

Box and Folder Listing

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