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Albertus Pieters Collection, 1830-1947

Collection Overview

Title: Albertus Pieters Collection, 1830-1947

ID: COLL/192

Creator: Pieters, Albertus (1869-1955)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Reformed Church in America, missionary to Japan, and professor of religion at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. The collection includes a digest of the minutes of the consistory of the First Reformed Church of Holland, Michigan, November 5, 1850, to March 16, 1855; a lecture, 1938, entitled "A Candid Examination of the Scofield Bible"; two addresses concerning the secession of 1857 (Christian Reformed Church) and the secession of the Pillar Church of Holland, Michigan, in 1882; and a manuscript, entitled "Notes on Old Testament History."

Biographical Note

Albertus Pieters was born in Alto, Wisconsin on February 5, 1869. Pieters attended Hope College where he earned his A.B. degree in 1887and his A.M. degree in 1890. In 1891 Pieters graduated with a D.D. degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Also in 1891 Pieters got married to Emma Kollen and went off to serve as missionaries in Japan. While stationed in Oita, Japan, Pieters started the program Newspaper Evangelism. They served in Japan until 1923. Once back in the United States, Pieters taught in the Bible Department of his alma mater, Hope College. In 1926 Pieters became faculty at Western Theological Seminary and remained there until 1939. On December 24, 1955 the minister and professor, Albertus Pieters, passed away in Holland, Michigan.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Papers and Booklets
Box 1
Folder 1: The Evangelical Student --- January 1930
Folder 2: "A Candid Examination of the Scofield Bible" --- 1938
Folder 3: Memorandum of the Secession of 1882
Folder 4: Brochures, newspaper evangelism
Folder 5: Booklet containing clippings on church unity
Folder 6: Booklets: "Prayer Sanctifying Food," "The Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures," and "Jonah, the Whale, and Dr. M. R. De Haan"
Folder 7: Correspondence addressed to H. J. Kuiper re: an editorial in the Banner (Aug. 15, 1947) --- September 20, 1947
Series 2: Book
Box 1: The Old Testament notes of Albertus Pieters.