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John L. Schaver Collection

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Miscellaneous Papers

Notes and Polity of the Churches Material

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John L. Schaver Collection, 1923-1951 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: John L. Schaver Collection, 1923-1951Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/221

Primary Creator: Schaver, John L. (1897-1956)

Extent: 1.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. Sermon outlines and topical files.

Biographical Note

John L. Schaver was born in Chicago on January 28, 1897. When he was still very young the Louis E. Schaver family moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Oakdale Christian School, and later attended Calvin College and Theological Seminary. After graduation from the seminary, he was ordained in 1927 and accepted a call to New Era Christian Reformed Church in New Era, Michigan. Our collection has a "self-evaluation" sheet covering that period of his ministry.

His ministry at Lucas Christian Reformed Church began in November of 1932, and he served that congregation until 1945. His last congregation was in Oak Lawn, Illinois, where he ended his active ministry in 1951 due to ill health. The years of his retirement were spent in Detroit, Michigan, where he died on Friday, May 4, 1956. He was survived by his wife, Florence (Boonstra), and their five children.

For a number of years, the name Schaver was almost synonymous with Church Order. He authored The Polity of the Church in two volumes. One volume contains the Church Order of the Christian Reformed Church and the decisions of previous synods. The third edition was copyrighted in 1947. John Schaver also wrote a catechism book entitled Compendium Studies in 1939. He also served on the Board of Foreign Missions and as stated clerk of Classis Chicago North.

Our collection includes written notes on subjects ranging from Abraham to Mohammedanism (articles beyond "M" were not in his papers), notes on a few sermons, his notes of Bible books, and clippings for various magazines.


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[Series 1: Miscellaneous Papers, 1923-1951],
[Series 2: Notes and Polity of the Churches Material, 1937-1947],
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Series 1: Miscellaneous Papers --- 1923-1951Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Calvinism notes and press clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Catechism: Compendium Studies book for young people --- 1938, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Catechism questions and answers (notes)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Communications on methods of calling ministers in other denominations --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Conversion: To be a Christian, Must One Know the Date of Conversion? Paper for Federation Messenger --- January 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence on Church Order matters --- 1950-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Criticism of self: Evaluation by young people for New Era Christian Reformed Church --- July 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dedication Address: Lucas Christian Reformed Church --- August 20, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dedication of Oak Lawn Christian Reformed Church and cornerstone laying address --- 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Divorce: Our position --- February 1946Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter of Frederick Nymeyer --- June 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Education Speech: "Wacht U! Leg uw wapen rustug niet af!"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Emeritus Fund: proposed fund critique, correspondence --- 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Indigenous Mission Polity, John L. Schaver, co-author --- April 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Letter of condolence to William Schaver --- December 12, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Life insurance issue: communications on pros and cons --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Love notes and press clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Minister's task: papers and press clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Mission motives: notes and press clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Modern critical discussions in The Aftermath series --- 1923-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Handwritten notes on subjects Abraham to Christ; some with press clippingsAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Notes and Polity of the Churches Material --- 1937-1947Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Handwritten notes on subjects Christian virtues to Missouri SynodAdd to your cart.
No papers in collection beyond M
Folder 2: The Polity of the Churches, handwritten copy, indexAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: The Polity of the Churches, Part I, handwritten manuscript --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Polity of the Churches, Part II, handwritten manuscript --- 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Polity of the Churches, Part I, original manuscript, handwritten --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Polity of the Churches, Part II, original manuscript, handwritten --- 1947Add to your cart.
Series 3: Miscellaneous Papers --- 1925-1947Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Polity of the Churches, handwritten copy of University of Chicago bibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermonic material:Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ascension – Luke 24:51Add to your cart.
Item 2: Christian CompanionshipAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Contentment – Philippians 4:11b, 12Add to your cart.
Item 4: Death – Psalm 39:10Add to your cart.
Item 5: Easter ThoughtsAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Holy Spirit – Ephesians 4:30Add to your cart.
Item 7: Rejoice, Young Men – Ecclesiastes 11:9Add to your cart.
Item 8: Worthy Communion - I Corinthians 11:28Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Speech notes:Add to your cart.
Item 1: Foundation Stones of the Christian Schools, Lucas, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 2: Life, Oak Lawn, February 1946Add to your cart.
Item 3: Onward and Upward, March 20, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 4: The Spade and the Bible I and IIAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Vitamins for the Spirit, 1947, Oak LawnAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Study notes on Ephesians, press clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Study notes on I Corinthians for Ladies' Aid and Men's Society; Dutch, Exegesis in EnglishAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Study notes on I John, outline from Federation Messenger; clippings --- 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Study notes on Genesis, press clippings, Aalders on Genesis 2 and 3Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Study notes on Galatians, notes and press clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Study notes on Hebrews, notes for New Era Men's Society, press clippings --- 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Study notes on Isaiah, exegesis of Isaiah 54:9-15 --- 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Study notes on John's Gospel, notes and press clippings; outline from Federation MessengerAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Study notes on the Gospel of Mark, press clippingsAdd to your cart.

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