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Title: Robert R. Recker Collection, 1932-2005

ID: COLL/486

Primary Creator: Recker, Robert R. (1923-2007)

Extent: 7.75 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Missionary to Nigeria; and professor of missions at Calvin Theological Seminary. The collection includes bulletins; minutes; letters; course notes; clippings; lectures; reports; papers; reviews; a scrapbook detailing various mission fields; and several committee materials, e.g., Committee for Educational Assistance to Church Abroad (CEACA). [See also the Campus Titles Database, and J. T. Hoogstra Coll.  116]

Biographical Note

Robert Richard Recker was born in Highland, Indiana on November 28, 1923. Recker attended Calvin College, graduating in 1944 and went on to received his Th.B. from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1947. That same year Recker married Constance Hoekstra, and together had 6 children. Ordained into the ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in 1947, Robert Recker served the Momence, Illinois, congregation until 1949.

From 1949 to 1965 Recker served as a missionary in Nigeria. In 1965 he studied at the Free University of Amsterdam. The following year he was appointed to the Christian Reformed Board of Foreign Missions. Three years later he became a member of the faculty at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he served as Dean of Students. In his writing, preaching, and lecturing, Dr. R. Recker's emphasis was on missions. He retired in 1988. Dr. R. Recker passed away on December 17, 2007 due to pancreatic cancer.

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Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: The Banner, centennial issue --- July 1, 1966
Folder 2: The Banner --- April 31, 1970
Folder 3: Harry Boer Appeal; committee report --- 1972-1973
Folder 4: Bulletin references to Recker
Folder 5: The Clark Case of the Presbytery of Philadelphia --- July 7, 1944
Folder 6-8: Committee for Educational Assistance to Churches Abroad (CEACA) --- 1959-1984
Folder 9: International Association for Reformed Faith and Action (IARFA), letter and minutes --- 1977
Folder 10: "Life-time Tenure of Ministers," by R. R. De Ridder
Folder 11: "Modernism," course written by Van Schouwen for DeMotte Young People --- 1939
Folder 13: Seminary speech --- December 7, 1962
Folder 14: Scrapbook, Missionaries from various fields --- 1950s
Folder 15: World Literature Committee --- 1988, 1990
Box 2
Folder 1: Fiftieth anniversary issue, Christian Home and School, 1920-1970 --- 1970
Folder 2: Fiftieth anniversary book of DeMotte CRC, 1932-1982 --- 1982
Folder 3: Fiftieth anniversary book of Momence CRC
Recker served 1947-1949
Folder 4: The Lawndale CRC and Timothy Christian School Issue --- 1969
Folder 5: Reformed and Action Conference --- 1976
Folder 6: Momence delegate to Classis Chicago South --- September 16, 1947
Folder 7: Overture concerning mixed marriages from Cicero to Chicago, Illinois --- 1939
Folder 8: Clippings re: mission fields --- undated
Folder 9: Proposed Denomination-wide Congress --- 1983-1986
Folder 10: Booklet, Sharha Kan Ru'Ya Ta Yohanna ("The Revelation to John"), Hausa language --- 1982
Folder 11: "The Aim or Goal of Missions (Christian Mission)" --- undated
Folder 12: Course 623, notes and digests, "The Christian Mission" --- 1972-1973
Folder 13: The Emergent Church of Christ as Blessing
Folder 14: Missio Dei (The Christian Mission)
Folder 15: The Missio Dei in the Old Testament
Folder 16: The Missio Dei is a Trinitarian Operation
Folder 17: The Missionary Nature of the Church, A survey of the Biblical Theology of Missions, Johannes Blauw
Folder 18: Course 623, "Periodicals which might sub serve your Mission Interests" --- undated
Folder 19: The Relevance of Trinitarian Doctrine for Today's Mission, by Newbigin, Leslie, resume --- 1963
Folder 20: Strategy for Mission.Analysis, forms of possible action. Desired effect: Goal
Box 3
Folder 1: Contemporary Missionary Problems --- 1967-1968
Folder 2: Consultation on Reformed Evangelism Home Mission Board --- March 28-30, 1978
Folder 3: The Missio Dei in the Old Testament. Second Quarter --- 1972-1973
Box 4
Folder 1: Contemporary Problems of the Christian Mission --- September-November, 1968
Folder 2: "The Concept of Man in the Missiology of Donald McGavran
Folder 3: Anglo Saxon Missiology in Latin America."  Rooy, Dr. Sidney H --- undated
Folder 4: Course No. 846:  The History of Christian Reformed Missions --- undated
Folder 5: El Rancho Village Residents Association --- December, 1992 - December, 1995
Folder 6: Course No. 847, Introduction to African Traditional Religion --- September, 1980
Folder 7: Zyarata zuwa Kasar Amerika.  Ashu, Dawuda Philip --- 1961
Folder 8: Compendio de la Religion Cristiana --- 1977
Folder 9: Altar Familiar Meditaciones Diarias. --- undated
Folder 10: "Iglesia Dulce" Una Historia de la Iglesia Cristiana Reformada Incorporada en la Republica Dominicana.  Hegeman, Dr. Cornelio --- 1976-1986
Folder 11: Christian Reformed Church Urban Conference --- November 1-3, 1983
Folder 12: Acts of Synod; Addenda to Minority Report --- 1957
Folder 13: Clippings --- 1967-1968
Folder 14-15: Student papers, New Testament Perspectives on Missions --- 1987

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