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Title: Fred Klooster Collection, 1952-1997Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/453

Primary Creator: Klooster, Fred (1922-2003)

Extent: 7.9 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. The collection includes materials on theological, doctrinal, ethical, and confessional matters; reports, minutes and correspondence detailing synodical committees, i.e., Interchurch Relations, Form of Subscription, Report 44 of 1972, Confessions, Heidelberg Catechism, and SCORR; minutes for the Meeter Center; articles; papers; materials on the alternate seminary and women's issue controversy; correspondence; letters of call; course materials; home missionary reports; retirement materials; and material on the Gerald Klooster court case with clippings, articles, correspondence, court proceedings, and videos. [See also the Campus Titles Database.]

Biographical Note

Fred H. Klooster was born in Munster, Indiana on December 23, 1922.  While attending Chicago Christian High, Klooster's Bible teacher told him he had the ability to become a pastor and encouraged him to pursue an education in ministry. Klooster took his teacher's word to heart and enrolled at Calvin College. After graduating with his B.A. in 1942, he went on to Calvin Theological Seminary where he earned his Th.B. in 1947. Klooster decided to further his education by obtaining his Th.M. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1949.  Klooster had the honor of studying as a Fulbright scholar at the Free University of Amsterdam, earning his Th.D. in 1951.

Once he completed his education, Klooster was ordained on September 21, 1952 at South Holland, Illinois. He served as a Home missionary in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois until 1953. Klooster went on to become a lecturer at his alma mater, Calvin College, from 1953 to 1956. Klooster accepted the position of Professor of Dogmatics at the Seminary, and later taught Systematic Theology. Over the course of 35 years, he proudly prepared several generations of pastors for the CRC. Klooster retired in 1988.

Klooster's real passion was teaching, but he also enjoyed writing and scholarly research on the Heidelberg Catechism. He has written many articles and books including Our Only Comfort: A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, 2001. He was also the founding editor of the Calvin Theological Journal.  He served his church in many capacities as well, such as serving on numerous synodical committees and leadership roles in the Reformed Ecumenical Synod.

On a personal level, Klooster married Leona De Waard in 1946. Together they had five children. When Klooster was not teaching, writing, or involved with a committee, he was gardening, playing ping-pong, or running around with his family.  Fred H. Klooster passed away due to subdural hematoma on December 27, 2003 at the age of 81.


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[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Articles and Papers],
[Series 3: Academic Materials, 1961-1996],
[Series 4: Committee Materials, 1982-1997],
[Series 5: Academic Materials, 1982-1997],
[Series 6: Correspondence],
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Series 3: Academic Materials --- 1961-1996Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Class notes: The Doctrine of the CovenantAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Class notes: Introduction to Systematic Theology (Chapters I-IV)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Class notes: Introduction to Systematic Theology (Chapters V-VII)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Class notes: The Doctrine of Christ (part one)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Class notes: The Doctrine of Christ (part two)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Class notes: The Doctrine of GodAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Meeter Center dedication program --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Minutes of Meeter Center Board and Executive Committee --- 1981-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dedication Committee for Meeter Center minutes --- 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Meeter Center Governing Board memosAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Calvin's Doctrine of Predestination [HERH BX9423.P7 K6] --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Class notes: History of Theology and Major Types of TheologyAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Course material, The Doctrine of the Last Things --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Course material, The Doctrine of GodAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Course material, The Doctrine of Christ --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Course material, The Heidelberg CatechismAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Course material, Introduction to Systematic TheologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6-9: Course material, The History of Christian DoctrineAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Course material, The Theology of Karl BarthAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Course material, The TrinityAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Course material, Systematic TheologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Course outlines and exam booklets (Seminary)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Course material, The Theology of John CalvinAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Calvin Seminary Self-Study --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Lectures given at Covenant Theological Seminary --- 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters of recommendationAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters of recommendationAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters of recommendationAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Papers: Uppsala on "The Holy Spirit and the Catholicity of the Church," "The Nature of Man," "How Reformed Theologians Do Theology in Today's World" --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Papers: "An Analysis of Calvin's Institutes and Attributes of God"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Paper: "Calvin and Calvinism"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Paper: "Calvin and Calvinism"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Paper: "The Nature of Biblical Authority, Norman Shepherd"Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Papers: "The Lord's Prayer in Eight Protestant Catechisms" --- 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Paper: "Existentialist Theology and Revelation"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Paper: Aspects of Historical Method in Pannenberg's Theology, "The Theology of Wolfhart Pannenburg"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Papers: Aspects of Historical Method in Pannenberg's Theology, "The Meaning of Resurrection"Add to your cart.
Folder 10-12: Course Notes, The Theology of Wolfhart PannenbergAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Course: The Theology of Pannenberg and Moltmann --- 1975Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Research material, Committee to Update Heidelberg CatechismAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Heedelberg Catechism, Origin and History --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Heidelberg Catechism and Parallels Q1-85Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Heidelberg Catechism and Parallels Q86-129Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Heidelberg Catechism and Parallels Q116-129Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Heidelberg Catechism and Parallels Z85-115Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Papers given at R.E.S. Theological Holy Spirit ConferencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Hermeneutic ProcessAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Class Notes: CalvinismAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Existentialist View of Tillich, Bultmann and MacquarrieAdd to your cart.
Folder 5-6: Book reviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Review of Manuscript on the Women's IssueAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Mid-America Reformed Seminary ControversyAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Van Till Creation/Evolution MatterAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Background material on Synodical Ethical DecisionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Background material on Synodical Ethical DecisionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Minutes of Synodical Decisions and the Confessions Committee --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: SCORR Review Committee material --- 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: SCORR Review Committee materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Material of Committee to Update the Heidelberg CatechismAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence of Committee to Update Heidelberg CatechismAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ad Hoc Committee on Form of Subscription material --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence with Eerdmans Publishing Co. --- 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Seminary address, "The Adjective in Systematic Theology," 1963; The Adjective in Systematic Theology [HERH BT80.K6] --- 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Banner articles on systematic theology --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Kerux articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Talk to Seminary Corps on Common Grace --- 1924-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Banner articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Reviews of Dr. Kuitert's book, The Reality of Faith --- 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Critique of paper by Cornelis Venema --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Research Course: Systematic Theology of Nels FerreAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: RES 50th anniversary committee materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Translation of Berkouwer's "General Revelation"Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Analysis of Report 44 by C. Van TilAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Handbook of Evangelical Theologians, Chapter "Louis Berkhof"Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Lecture: The Covenant of Grand and Its Implications for Christian EducationAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notepads with personal comments/notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: College course Bible 105 notes (Klooster as a student)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Study in the Netherlands materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence regarding first calls received --- 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence - Champaign/Urbana Home Missionary --- 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Home Missionary reports - Champaign/Urbana --- 1952-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Seminary Textbook: Old Testament and New Testament TheologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Paper: "A Critical Evaluation of Contemporary Theological Trends" --- 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Papers for Church Policy Seminary Class --- 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Paper: "Kingdom and Church" --- 1976Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: San Francisco Chronicle articles re: Gerald Klooster Sr. CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence re: Gerald Klooster Sr. CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Court Proceedings: Gerald Klooster Sr. CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Court Proceedings: Gerald Klooster Sr. CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Settlement agreement and news clippings - Gerald Klooster Sr. CaseAdd to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dateline, VHS;Add to your cart.
Item 2: Family Values, 2/25/1996, VHS;Add to your cart.
Item 3: 60 Minutes, VHSAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Seminary course materialAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Articles and Papers],
[Series 3: Academic Materials, 1961-1996],
[Series 4: Committee Materials, 1982-1997],
[Series 5: Academic Materials, 1982-1997],
[Series 6: Correspondence],
[All]


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