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Gabriel D. De Jong Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

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Biographical Material

Sermonic Material

Articles in De Wachter, Miscellaneous Items

Class Lectures

Class Lectures

Miscellaneous

Student Notes on Lectures



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Gabriel D. De Jong Collection, 1884-1952 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Gabriel D. De Jong Collection, 1884-1952

ID: COLL/045

Primary Creator: De Jong, Gabriel D. (1864-1928)

Extent: 6.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Archaeology - Study and teaching, Bible - Antiquities, Calvin Theological Seminary - Study and teaching, Christian Reformed Church - History, Church polity, De Jong, G. D. (Gabriel D.), 1864-1928, Idolatry - History, Reformed Church - Government, Religions - History

Forms of Material: Sermons

Abstract

Professor of history at Calvin Theological Seminary and minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes sermons, articles, class lectures, student notes, reports, correspondence dealing with Classis Sioux Center (1924-1925), papers, notebooks on the lectures of G. Vos, material on the spiritual care of soldiers (1916), and biographical information.

Biographical Note

The Reverend Gabriel D. De Jong was born March 2, 1864, at Minnertsga in Friesland, the Netherlands.  His Christian education there was intended to prepare him for the ministry in the Reformed Church in the Old World.  Circumstances, however, led him to the New World in May 1882.  Arriving in Grand Rapids, he was advised to join the Christian Reformed Church, which was then in the midst of the Freemasonry problem.

In order to come to a right decision for himself, he worked a year.  He then decided to join the Christian Reformed Church, becoming a member of the Coldbrook congregation.  For three years he attended the Theological School.  His first charge was in Vriesland, Michigan.  Later charges were in Grand Haven and South Olive, Michigan; Leighton, Iowa; and Highland, Indiana.  From 1908 to 1914, however, he served as professor of church history at the seminary.

His retirement at the age of sixty-three was necessitated by severe arthritis.  A year later he died quite suddenly of pneumonia following the flu.  He left behind his widow, three sons, and two daughters.  The fact that eight pastors officiated at his funeral testifies to the high regard his fellow ministers had for him personally and for his service to the church.

Subject/Index Terms

Archaeology - Study and teaching
Bible - Antiquities
Calvin Theological Seminary - Study and teaching
Christian Reformed Church - History
Church polity
De Jong, G. D. (Gabriel D.), 1864-1928
Idolatry - History
Reformed Church - Government
Religions - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 3.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of M. Monsma

Other Note: Collection partly in Dutch.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Material, 1897-1925],
[Series 2: Sermonic Material, 1914-1928],
[Series 3: Articles in De Wachter, Miscellaneous Items, 1910-1952],
[Series 4: Class Lectures, 1913],
[Series 5: Class Lectures, 1907-1911],
[Series 6: Miscellaneous],
[Series 7: Student Notes on Lectures, 1884-1921],
[All]

Series 3: Articles in De Wachter, Miscellaneous Items --- 1910-1952
Box 3
Folder 1: Articles on Kerkelijke Leven in Amerika en Nederland in De Wachter --- 1926
Folder 2: Articles on Kerkelijke Leven in Amerika en Nederland in De Wachter --- 1927
Folder 3: Articles on Kerkelijke Leven in Amerika en Nederland in De Wachter --- 1928
Folder 4: Als En Maar, versification --- 1916
Folder 5: The Bugle, publication of Grundy Center, Victory issue
Folder 6: Committee to promote chain of Dutch literature at the University of Michigan --- 1916
Folder 7: Copy of Dutch weekly De Spiegel --- March 1952
Folder 8: General Smut's message to South Wales --- 1917
Folder 9: League of Christian Reformed Churches for Spiritual Care of Our Soldiers; financial statement and report --- 1916
Folder 10: Onze Voorouders, historical novel by J. V. Lennep
Folder 11: Postcard of Synod --- 1922
Folder 12: Postcard of theological school, undated
Folder 13: Rapport der Committee in zake de Zoogenaamde Doopleden --- 1914
Folder 14: Theological School and Calvin College, brochure --- 1910
Folder 15: What the Bible teaches about war; Rev. James S. Gray --- 1917

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Biographical Material, 1897-1925],
[Series 2: Sermonic Material, 1914-1928],
[Series 3: Articles in De Wachter, Miscellaneous Items, 1910-1952],
[Series 4: Class Lectures, 1913],
[Series 5: Class Lectures, 1907-1911],
[Series 6: Miscellaneous],
[Series 7: Student Notes on Lectures, 1884-1921],
[All]


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