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John L. Schaver Collection

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Miscellaneous Papers

Notes and Polity of the Churches Material

Miscellaneous Papers



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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.

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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 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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