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Fred Klooster Collection

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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 6: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1-11: 1940-1960Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1-8: 1961-1965Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1-10: 1966-1975Add to your cart.
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1-10: 1976-1985Add to your cart.
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1-10: 1986-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11-13: Cornelius Vantil (Uncle Kees) --- 1943-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Martin Woustra --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Personal Family Letters, Switzerland and Sabbatical) --- 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Personal Letters Capetown, S.A. --- 1976Add to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3: Family --- 1949-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Family Letters, Korea --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Personal Correspondence Sabbatical Heudelberg --- 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Oriental Lecture Tour --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Fullbright Scholarship, Free University of Amsterdam --- 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Berchtesgaden Chaplain Retreat --- 1959Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 1-2: Booklets on Karl Barth's Theology --- 1956-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence re: Karl Barth --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Christianity Today Articles on Barth's Theology --- 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5-6: Karl Barth, Church DogmaticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: The Theology of Karl BarthAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Conversation with Karl Barth, "The Authority of Scripture" --- 1963Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Karl Barth Biographical MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Lectures on "The Theology of Karl Barth", Reformed FellowshipAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Review: Barth's Vol IV Doctrine of Reconciliation --- 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Critique: Barth's Doctrine of the Resurrection of Jesus ChristAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Article: "Karl Barth, Evangelicals and Revelation" --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Article: "Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Karl Barth and ChristmasAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Research Material on Barth's Doctrine of GodAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Papers/dialog on Karl BarthAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Paper: "Karl Barth's View of the Image of God in Man"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Paper: "Berkhower on Barth"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Articles on the Soteriology of Karl BarthAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Theological Views of Karl BarthAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Article: "Karl Barth's Doctrine of Election" --- 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Class Notes Basel --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Letters Describing Karl Barth's Funeral --- 1968Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Course Material: Church and KingdomAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Essay" Calvinistic Philosophy" --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes on the Book of Acts --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Course Notes: EschatologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Article: "Perspectives on the CRC" --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Article: "The Seminarian and Systematic Theology"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Article: "The Reformation and Theology"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Article: "Response to Dr. H.B. Weijland" RES --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Article: "Theological Trends During the Past Quarter Century" --- 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Article: "The Biblical Method of Salvation: A Case for Continuity" --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Articles: "The Nature of Man"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Article: "Scripture and Tradition in the R.E.S. --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Article: The Identity of the Church in the Reformed Confessions" --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Article: "The Death of God in Theology" --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Paper: "The Covenant and Discrimination" --- 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Letters from Basel --- 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Lecture: "Calvin's Attitude Toward the Heldelberg Catechism --- 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Speech: "American Freedom and the Christian School"Add to your cart.
Folder 19: R.E.S.: South Africa --- 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Notes re: Belhar ConfessionAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Article: "Covenant, Church and Kingdom in the New Testament"Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Convocation Address, "Four R's" --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Article: "The Priority of Ursinus in the Composition of the Heldelberg Catechism"Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Committee on the Inspiration of Scripture, RESAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Book Review: "Carl F.H. Henry"Add to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sermons, Old TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermons, New TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence with Reverend Jean RajonarivonyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles Regarding "Common Grace"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Papers on the CovenantAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Paper: "Scripture and Tradition in the Res"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Speech: "Herman Bavink on Scripture, Inspiration, Infallibility"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Article: "What's Happening to our Churches" --- 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dictionary of Christian Ethics, "Merit" and "Supperogation"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Article: "John Calvin the Theologian"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Speech: "American Freedom and the Christian School"Add to your cart.

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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],
[All]


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