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Paul G. Schrotenboer Collection

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Title: Paul G. Schrotenboer Collection, 1939-1998

ID: COLL/451

Primary Creator: Schrotenboer, Paul G. (1922-1998)

Extent: 18.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church, executive director for Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (AACS), general secretary of the Reformed Ecumenical Synod (later called Reformed Ecumenical Council), editor of RES News Exchange, RES Theological Forum, RES Mission Bulletin, and International Reformed Bulletin. The collection includes: extensive AACS and Institute for Christian Studies (ICS), RES materials; speeches, lectures, reports, papers, notes, and reference materials on a wide range of topics including ecumenism, church unity, Calvinism, Christian Labour Association, Catholicism, Christian education, Canadian immigration, apartheid, theology, H. Evan Runner, Karl Barth, etc.; conference materials; sermons; and correspondence.

Biographical Note

Paul Gerard Schrotenboer was born in East Saugatuck, Michigan on May 10, 1922. As a high school senior, Schrotenboer felt the call to become a minister. Schrotenboer pursued his dream by entering Calvin Theological Seminary where he earned his Th.B. in 1947. He earned his Th.M. from Westminster Seminary in 1949 and travelled aboard to earn his Th.D. in 1955 from Free University in Amsterdam. Schrotenboer first call from the congregation of Ottawa, Ontario. He served there until 1960 when he accepted the call from the congregation of St. Catharines, Ontario.  For a few years Schrotenboer also worked part-time as the development director for the Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (AACS), now the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS).

During the 1963 meeting of the Reformed Ecumenical Synod (RES) in Grand Rapids, Schrotenboer was offered a staff position of General Secretary for RES.  Hiring Schrotenboer resulted in RES having a greater world presence. He visited other world gatherings as a RES representative. He made connections with the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the World Council of Churches, and World Evangelical Fellowship. He also held close connections with the churches in South Africa. He greatly opposed apartheid, and played a significant role in helping end it. Despite having a busy work schedule, Schrotenboer still found time to write.  He had written a great number of books, pamphlets, and essays. He remained with the Reformed Ecumenical Synod until he retired in 1988. Although retired, he still worked part-time for the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education.

After a long fight with cancer, Paul Gerard Schrotenboer passed away on July 16, 1998 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was survived by his wife of 52 years, Bernice Oatmen. He was also survived by his 3 sons and their families.


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[Series 1: AACS Material, 1964-1982],
[Series 2: Papers and Class Notes, 1930-1970, n.d.],
[Series 3: Reference Material, 1940-1988],
[Series 4: Correspondence, 1965-1998],
[Series 5: WEF Material, 1980-1998],
[Series 6: Speeches and Lectures, 1956-1988],
[Series 7: Papers, 1969-1997],
[Series 8: OMSC and Missions Conference Material, 1982-1987],
[Series 9: Miscellaneous, 1952-1998],
[Series 10: Photographs],
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Series 2: Papers and Class Notes --- 1930-1970, n.d.
Box 8
Folder 1: Paper on Sigmund Freud --- undated
Folder 2: Paper, "Apologetics" by B.B. Warfield
Folder 3: Papers
Item 1: "The Crisis in American Politics" --- 1970
Item 2: "Why Increased National Defense is the Best Insurance Against War"
Folder 4: Paper, "Philosofie en Techniek"
Folder 5: Paper, "The Effects of Voltaire's Works on the French Revolution", Hope College --- 1941
Folder 6: Paper on the Greek Theatres --- 1939
Folder 7: Paper, "Decade of Decision" --- 1960's
Folder 8: Class Papers on Suffering --- 1945
Folder 9: Paper on the Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon
Folder 10: Paper on Kuypers Stone Lectures
Folder 11: Paper on "Justification and Reconciliation", by A. Rittschl
Folder 12: Paper on "Summa Contra Gentiles", by Thomas Aquinas; "The Trinity--The Unicity of the Intellect", by Thomas Aquinas
Folder 13: Class Paper, "Antinomies"
Folder 14: Class Papers on Miracles --- 1949
Folder 15: Papers on Writings by J.G. Machen
Folder 16: Papers on "An Introduction to Philosophy" and "Preface to Metaphysics", by J. Maritain
Folder 17: Paper on "The Degrees of Knowledge", by J. Maritain
Folder 18: Paper on Atheistic Humanism
Folder 19: Paper on Sacraments--Theologie
Folder 20: Class Papers on Greek --- 1945
Folder 21: Papers on the Writings of Kierkegaard
Folder 22: Report on the Book: The Christian Message in a Non-Christian World
Folder 23: Class Papers Written on A. Kuypers Writings on Theological Science --- 1944
Folder 24: Papers on the Life of Jesus
Folder 25: Paper on Hosea --- 1944
Folder 26: Report on the Book, Outlines of Dogmatic Theology
Folder 27: Book Report on Hypnotism
Folder 28: Class Papers on Homiletics --- 1944
Folder 29: Paper on "Polarity", by P.E. Przywara
Folder 30: School Paper on Psychology
Folder 31: Paper, "Preaching in Acts" --- 1945
Folder 32: Paper on Pragmatism [in Dutch]
Folder 33: Papers on Plato's Republic
Folder 34: Class Paper, "The Pastoral Aptitude of St. Paul…" --- 1946
Folder 35: Class Paper, "Philadelphia and Laodicea" --- 1950
Box 9
Folder 1: Class Paper on Christian Theology of Franz Overbeck [in Dutch]
Folder 2: Class Paper, "The Parable of the Sower" --- 1944
Folder 3: Class Paper on Knowledge and Metaphysics
Folder 4: Paper, "A Critical Analysis of Faith and History by Reinhold Niebuhr" --- 1953
Folder 5: Paper, "Nothing But the Truth", for Applied Ethics Class --- 1946
Folder 6: Paper on "The Idea of History"
Folder 7: Paper, "Canadian Culture and Life"
Folder 8: Paper on "The Essence of Puritanism", by R. Bronkema
Folder 9: Paper on "Kirchliche Dogmatik", by Karl Barth
Folder 10: Papers on the Writings of Emil Brunner
Folder 11: Paper on the Apologetics of Emil Brunner
Folder 12: Paper on Heinrich Emil Brunner
Folder 13: Papers on Writings by G.C. Berkouwer
Folder 14: Papers on the Bible and Science
Folder 15: Papers on Dutch Literature
Folder 16: Paper on "Scholastic Philosophy"
Folder 17: Paper, "Guide for Family Visitation"
Folder 18: Paper on "De Strijd Tegen de Analogia Entis in de Theologie van Karl Barth"
Folder 19: Report on the book, The Finality of Jesus Christ
Folder 20: Class Papers on Christian Philosophy
Folder 21: Paper on the Independence of God
Folder 22: Paper, "God and Government"
Folder 23: Papers on Writings of Frederick Gogarten Jena
Folder 24: Greek Grammar Lessons
Folder 25: Paper on "Het Woord Gods in de Moderne Cultuur"
Folder 26: Paper on "Old Testament in Modern Research"
Folder 27: Papers on Writings of J.G. Hamann
Folder 28: Papers on Writings of Karl Heim
Folder 29: Paper on "Het Testimonium Spitus Sanctum"
Box 10
Folder 1: Class Notes on: The Apostolic Age --- 1946
Folder 2: Class Notes on Biology
Folder 3: Class Notes and Papers on Karl Barth --- 1950
Folder 4: Class Notes and Exam Book on Calvinism --- 1943
Folder 5: Class Notes on Chemistry
Folder 5A: Course Material and Class Notes on "Christianity and Medieval Philosophy" --- 1949
Folder 5B: Course Material and Class Notes on Christian Ethics (Van Til) --- 1953
Folder 5C: Course Material and Class Notes on Christian Ethics (Bouma)
Folder 6: Class Notes on Comparative Religion
Folder 7: Notes on Confession and Reference Material on Conversion
Folder 8: Class Notes on Covenant Implications
Folder 9: Class Paper on the Decalogue
Folder 10: Class Papers on Democracy and Education and Private Property
Folder 11: Notes on Dooyeweerds Philosophy of Law Idea
Folder 11A: Notes on Economics Course
Folder 11B: Class Notes on German Grammar
Folder 11C: Class Notes on Great Britain
Folder 11D: Hebrew Class Notes
Folder 12: Class Notes and Bluebook on Hermeneutics --- 1944
Folder 13: Latin Class Notes
Folder 14: Liturgics Class Notes and Paper --- 1945
Folder 15: Class Notes on Liturgics
Box 11
Folder 1: Class Notes on Logic
Folder 1A: Outlines of Mark's Gospel
Folder 1B: Class Notes and Papers on The History of Missions --- 1947
Folder 1C: Class Notes and Papers on Missions
Folder 1D: Class Paper on Napoleon
Folder 1E: Paper on the Religion of the Navahos
Folder 1F: Class Notes on Greek Thought in the New Testament
Folder 1G: High School Notes on Old Testament
Folder 1H: Class Notes on Old Testament Exegesis
Folder 2: Class Notes on Introduction to the Old Testament
Folder 3: Class Notes and Papers on Old Testament History
Folder 4: Class Notes on Philosophy --- 1949
Folder 5: Class Notes and Exams on Modern Philosophy --- 1944
Folder 6: Class Notes on Patristic Philosophy (in Dutch)
Folder 7: Class Notes on Christianity and Medieval Philosophy
Folder 8: Class Notes on Modern Philosophy
Folder 9: Class Notes on Nieuwe Philosophie (in Dutch)
Folder 10: Class Notes and Exams on Medieval Philosophy --- 1943
Folder 11: Class Notes on the Philosophy of Education
Folder 12: Class Notes on Christianity and Ancient Philosophy
Folder 13: Class Notes on Greek Philosophy
Box 12
Folder 1: Class Notes on Physics
Folder 2: Class Notes on Polemics
Folder 3: Class Notes on Practise Preaching --- 1945
Folder 4: Class Notes on the Prophets
Folder 5: Class Notes on Old Testament Prophets
Folder 6: Principles of Biblical Interpretation by L. Berkhof, Class Notes
Folder 7: Class Notes on Person and Work
Folder 8: Class Notes and Paper on St. Paul
Folder 9: Class Notes on Pastoral Theology
Folder 10: Class Notes and Exam Books on Roman Culture --- 1944
Folder 11: Class Notes on Revelation
Folder 12: Class Notes on Sociology --- 1966
Folder 13: Class Notes on Systematic Theology
Folder 14: Course Material and Class Notes on the Science of Theology (Encyclopedia) --- 1944
Folder 15: Theology Class Notes (in Dutch)
Folder 16: Class Notes and Exam Books on Theism --- 1945
Folder 17: Class Notes on the Westminster Confession and Revelation and Inspiration --- 1945

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: AACS Material, 1964-1982],
[Series 2: Papers and Class Notes, 1930-1970, n.d.],
[Series 3: Reference Material, 1940-1988],
[Series 4: Correspondence, 1965-1998],
[Series 5: WEF Material, 1980-1998],
[Series 6: Speeches and Lectures, 1956-1988],
[Series 7: Papers, 1969-1997],
[Series 8: OMSC and Missions Conference Material, 1982-1987],
[Series 9: Miscellaneous, 1952-1998],
[Series 10: Photographs],
[All]


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