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Edward Johann Masselink Collection

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Title: Edward Johann Masselink Collection, 1918-1988Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/360

Primary Creator: Masselink, Edward Johann (1901-1999)

Extent: 3.65 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes articles; civil war materials; sermons; seminary course notes; letters of call; thesis; material on the Heidelberg Catechism; doctorate diploma; and writings by Vollenhoven, Waterink, and Davis.

Biographical Note

Edward Johann Masselink was born on May 1, 1901 in Meservey, Iowa. Masselink earned his B.A. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1925. He went on to earn his M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1926, and attended a year at Calvin Theological Seminary. In 1927 Masselink accepted his first charge at Trinity Reformed in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During this time Rev. Masselink was also furthering his education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1928 he received his Th.D. from the Seminary.  By 1929 Rev. Masselink went to his second charge at Burton Heights, Grand Rapids which he would remain at until 1940.

Rev. Masselink served several other congregations including Lagrave Avenue, Grand Rapids (1940-1944); First Cicero, Illinois (1944-1950); Twelfth Street, Grand Rapids (1950-1955); Central Avenue, Holland, Michigan (1955-1962); and Thirty-sixth St., Grand Rapids (1962-1966). In 1966 Rev. Masselink retired from active ministry. During his career he was known to have a powerful presence on the pulpit, as well as being a kind and faithful person. Throughout World War II, Rev. Masselink wrote a monthly personal letter to each of the 120 serviceman in his congregation. While serving in Cicero, Masselink and Sid Youngsma had a half hour radio program every Sunday afternoon. In honor of the Heidleberg Catechism's centennial, Masselink wrote a history of the writing called, The Heidelberg Story, in 1963.

Masselink kept busy in retirement by serving as the editor in chief of Christian Cynosure from 1976 to 1982. Over course of his life, he served as a delegate to Synod four times, and was a member on the Home Missions Board and Korean Relief Committee. In 1999 Rev. Masselink was attacked with pneumonia and congestive heart failure causing to pass away on July 5. He was married to Clazina Baker on July 10, 1939 and together they had four daughters.


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Series 1: Course Notes --- 1920-1988Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Dutch Boys and Morgan's Raiders:  The Battle of Tebb's Bend --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Civil War materials: Newspaper clippings, listings, and pamphlet entitled The Dutch Churches in Michigan During the Civil War --- 1961-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Isagoge, Philosophiae --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 4: D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Kort Overzicht over de Geschiedenis der wijs begeerte, Part 1 --- 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 5: D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Kort Overzicht over de Geschiedenis der wijs begeerte," Part 2 --- 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 6: John D. Davis.  "Institutions of Israel in the Light of Modern Archaeology" --- 1920-1921Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Dogmatics and Kingdom of God"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Biblical Archaeology," Religion and Theology 302Add to your cart.
Folder 3: J. Waterink, Catechetiek --- 1931-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 4: J. Waterink, Cursus --- 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 5: J. Waterink, Het Theoretische Deel Der Catechetiek --- 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 6: J. Waterink, Catechetiek --- 1933-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 7: J. Waterink, Catechetiek --- 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 8: J. Waterink, Religieuse Volkskunde --- 1934Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Course notes - Grundy CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2-5: Course notes - PrincetonAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Course notes - University of ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Course Notes - Calvin SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Doctoral thesis, The Angel of Jehovah in the Old TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Certificate of ordination --- October 6, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters of Call --- 1927-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters of Call --- 1940-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters of Call --- 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Poster for lecture on trip through Bible landsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Papers --- 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Papers --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: The Banner articles on creation and lodge issuesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: SermonsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Position paper, The Position of Women in the ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Position paper, Our Dynamic UniverseAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Notations and comments on Genesis 1 and 2Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Pamphlet, A Brief Summary of Reformed Doctrine by William and E. J. Masselink --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Manuscript, The Heidelberg StoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles on the Heidelberg Catechism in The Banner, Christian Heritage, and Christian CourierAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Article, "Cicero Strikes Back"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Speeches given on the Heidelberg Catechism and related materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Copyright assignment for Banner article and publishing rights transfer for book: The Heidelberg StoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Photo of 1918 SynodAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Copies of The Banner with Heidelberg Catechism articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Copies of The Christian Cynosure --- June 1976-Autumn 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Copies of The Christian Cynosure --- Spring 1979-Autumn 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Anniversary booklet - Heidelberg UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Script for the play It Happened at HeidelbergAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Book, The Heidelberg StoryAdd to your cart.
Box 6: Doctorate diploma from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary --- 1928Add to your cart.
Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photo of 1918 SynodAdd to your cart.

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