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Robert R. Recker Collection, 1932-2005

Collection Overview

Title: Robert R. Recker Collection, 1932-2005

ID: COLL/486

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

Extent: 7.75 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

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.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: [General Materials]Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Banner, centennial issue --- July 1, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Banner --- April 31, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Harry Boer Appeal; committee report --- 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bulletin references to ReckerAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: The Clark Case of the Presbytery of Philadelphia --- July 7, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6-8: Committee for Educational Assistance to Churches Abroad (CEACA) --- 1959-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: International Association for Reformed Faith and Action (IARFA), letter and minutes --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Life-time Tenure of Ministers," by R. R. De RidderAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: "Modernism," course written by Van Schouwen for DeMotte Young People --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Seminary speech --- December 7, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Scrapbook, Missionaries from various fields --- 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: World Literature Committee --- 1988, 1990Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fiftieth anniversary issue, Christian Home and School, 1920-1970 --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fiftieth anniversary book of DeMotte CRC, 1932-1982 --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fiftieth anniversary book of Momence CRCAdd to your cart.
Recker served 1947-1949
Folder 4: The Lawndale CRC and Timothy Christian School Issue --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Reformed and Action Conference --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Momence delegate to Classis Chicago South --- September 16, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Overture concerning mixed marriages from Cicero to Chicago, Illinois --- 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings re: mission fields --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Proposed Denomination-wide Congress --- 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Booklet, Reformed Doctrine for the Literary Classes of the Theological School, 1912-1913 --- 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "The Aim or Goal of Missions (Christian Mission)" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Course 623, notes and digests, "The Christian Mission" --- 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Emergent Church of Christ as BlessingAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Missio Dei (The Christian Mission)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: The Missio Dei in the Old TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: The Missio Dei is a Trinitarian OperationAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: The Missionary Nature of the Church, A survey of the Biblical Theology of Missions, Johannes BlauwAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Course 623, "Periodicals which might sub serve your Mission Interests" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: The Relevance of Trinitarian Doctrine for Today's Mission, by Newbigin, Leslie, resume --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Strategy for Mission.Analysis, forms of possible action. Desired effect: GoalAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Contemporary Missionary Problems --- 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Consultation on Reformed Evangelism Home Mission Board --- March 28-30, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Missio Dei in the Old Testament. Second Quarter --- 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Contemporary Problems of the Christian Mission --- September-November, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Concept of Man in the Missiology of Donald McGavranAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Anglo Saxon Missiology in Latin America."  Rooy, Dr. Sidney H --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Course No. 846:  The History of Christian Reformed Missions --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: El Rancho Village Residents Association --- December, 1992 - December, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Course No. 847, Introduction to African Traditional Religion --- September, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Zyarata zuwa Kasar Amerika.  Ashu, Dawuda Philip --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Compendio de la Religion Cristiana --- 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Altar Familiar Meditaciones Diarias. --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "Iglesia Dulce" Una Historia de la Iglesia Cristiana Reformada Incorporada en la Republica Dominicana.  Hegeman, Dr. Cornelio --- 1976-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Christian Reformed Church Urban Conference --- November 1-3, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Acts of Synod; Addenda to Minority Report --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Clippings --- 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 14-15: Student papers, New Testament Perspectives on Missions --- 1987Add to your cart.
Series 2: Course materialAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: World Religions --- 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: African Traditional ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Philosophy of Religion --- 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Perspectives on the Christian Mission --- 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5-6: Missiology I --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Missio Dei in the Old Testament --- 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Barth and His Concept of Mission of the ChurchAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Christian Approach to Other Faiths --- 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Art of Cross-Cultural Ministry --- 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Church and its Ministry --- 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: African Traditional Religion --- 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Art of Cross-Cultural MinistryAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Christian Approach to Other Faiths --- 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Theology of Thomas AquinasAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: The Christian MissionAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Survey of History of Missionary Expansion in AfricaAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: African Traditional ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: New Testament Perspectives on the Christian Mission (Folder 1) --- 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: New Testament Perspectives on the Christian Mission (Folder 2) --- 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 4: New Testament Perspectives on the Christian Mission --- 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: History of MissionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Contemporary Missionary ProblemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Missionary Practice of the New TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: The Christian Mission --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: History of the Church in South Africa --- 1792-1815Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History of Missions --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Philippians outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Dietrich Bonhoeffer --- 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ethnic ReligionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Japanese New Religions --- 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The History of Christian MissionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Student papers --- 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Vesper service, El Rancho Village, Florida --- 2001-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Devotionals, El Rancho Village, Florida --- 1999-2005Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Ascended Christ, sermonAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermons --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sermon, "They Called His Name Jesus" --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Young Calvinist Convention address --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chaplains Retreat address --- June 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Haven CRC Retreat --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Inaugural Lecture: The Redemptive Focus of the Kingdom of God --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Seminary Chapel Lectures:Add to your cart.
Item 1: Spirituality in Leadership --- 1983Add to your cart.
Item 2: Church Growth --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Lectures Given at Juan Calvino Seminary, Mexico CityAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "Early Visions", Missionary Stirrings, Chapel Address --- 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Talks Given at Reformed Bible InstituteAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Various Talks Given to Groups, Societies, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Analysis of the Belgic Confession --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Reactions to Nigerian Strategy Statement --- 1986-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Material on Selecting Church Office Bearers by LotAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Classical Study Report: Unique Function of Office of Elder --- 1988Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Response to paper by S. Rooy "Stewardship of Gifts in Universal Church --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Paper, "Office and the Church" --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Paper, "My People"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Paper, "One Church" --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Papers:Add to your cart.
Item 1: "I Believe in God"Add to your cart.
Item 2: "That Missionary Journal" --- 1993Add to your cart.
Item 3: "Missionary Satisfaction"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Paper, "Here's to Dogs"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Paper, "Contextualization and Mission" --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Term paper, "Ministerial Profession - Moral Dangers and Ethical Demands"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Paper, Cultural Anthropology - The Interplay in NigeriaAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Paper, "A Vision of Calvin Seminary of 1995"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Paper, "Renewal in The New Testament", "Renewal in the Old Testament" --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Paper in Covenant and MissionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Paper, "The Nevius Method and the Spread of Christianity in Korea" --- 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Papers:Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Covenant and Missions”Add to your cart.
Item 2: “What Church is His Church?”Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Paper, "History of Revelation re: Idea of Missions in Old Testament References to Genesis" --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Paper, "Evangelism and Power Encounter" --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Papers:Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Contextualization – Its Challenge and Significance” --- 1985Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Missiology and the Lordship of Christ”Add to your cart.
Item 3: “Africa and Christianity”Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Paper, "Evangelism and Power Encounter" --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Paper, "Philippians - Celebration of and Challenge to Mission" --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Papers on World ReligionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Paper, "Privileged Recipients - Privileged Communicators"Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Paper, "Where are we as a Denomination?" --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Papers:Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Evangelism and Power Encounter” --- 1988Add to your cart.
Item 2: “The Spirit of Servanthood” --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Paper, "The Life of Raymond Lull (1235-1315)"Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Paper, "The Church in Mission" --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Papers:Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Developing an Indigenous Ministry"Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Study in the Image of the Missionary"Add to your cart.
Item 3: “The Mission Track of Divergent Cultures”Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Paper, "Pannenberg's Theology as Revealed in Jesus - God and Man" --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Paper, "A Theology of the Apostolate" (Translated by R. Recker) --- 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Papers:Add to your cart.
Item 1: “The Churches Mission Programme"Add to your cart.
Item 2: “A Study in the Image of the Missionary”Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Paper, "The Interest in Scripture in Children and Youth" --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Papers:Add to your cart.
Item 1: “Quick Views of Boltman" --- 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Item 2: “Significance of Miracles for Validation of the Christian Faith”Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Paper, "Evangelism and Power Encounter" --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Various articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Banner articles --- 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Articles for CTS Kerux --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Reformed Ecumenical Council Forum article: "Renewal in the Church" --- 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Article re: the lordship of Christ and missions in the book of ActsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Articles:" Satan - In Power or Dethroned?" and Matthew 28 Interpretation From Point of View of Apostolate"Add to your cart.
Folder 13-14: Book reviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Introduction to African Traditional Religion --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Study re: Images of the Church in the New TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Survey of the Biblical Theology of MissionsAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mission bibliographiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Mission chronology for History of Missions courseAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Material re: TIV Seminary --- 1960s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Robert Recker Seminary papers re: Old Testament exegeses --- 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Robert Recker Seminary papers re: Matthew 18:18, "Practice Preaching, Parable of the Sower" --- 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Seminary Commencement Programs --- 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1988, 1990Add to your cart.
Item 2: Calvin College Commencement Program --- 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Inauguration Program re: Associate Professor of Missions Appointment --- 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 8: College Commencement Program --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Book report re" The Ancient Catholic ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Clippings, Seminary Chorus Trip to Washington D.C.Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence --- 1949-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence --- 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence --- 1970-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence --- 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence --- 1986-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence --- 1990-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence --- 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Paper, "The Missio Dei and The Scriptural Foundation" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Paper re: sovereign grace (J. Hesselink) and comments by Robert Recker --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Paper for New Testament Course The Concept of Mission --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Paper, "Africa and Christianity" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Booklet, Rethinking Ministry --- 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Letter from Paul Kortenhoven --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Digest of Images of the Church in the New Testament --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Seminary "Dies Natalis" Banquet Program --- 1976Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mission Field Reports --- 1950-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Review re: The Missionary Nature of the Church --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Bibliography of missions related subjects --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Statistical table re: global missions --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Academic Dean material --- 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Seminary missiology material --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Long Range Goals Committee material --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Student organization and action material --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Curriculum Review Committee material --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Student class lists --- 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Nigerian materials including reports, membership lists, and attendance lists --- 1953-1991 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Outline for course re: Roman Catholicism --- 1963 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Outline for course re: Christology --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Outline for course re: sects and cults --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Outline for course re: Nigerian church history --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Outline for courses re: the introduction to theology and systematic theology --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Outline for courses re: Old Testament books --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Outline and notes for course entitled: "The Doctrine of Man" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Notes for a course re: Islam --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Calvin Seminary course entitled: "Introduction to African Traditional Religion" --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Progress report entitled: "Where Are We?" --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "Appendix C: Report on the Training of Pastors" [Nigeria General Conference] --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Paper, "God and Evangelism" --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Banner articles re: Africa missions by Recker --- 1950-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Article, "A Message from Africa" --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Article, "Africa and Christianity" --- undatedAdd to your cart.