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Paul G. Schrotenboer Collection

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Collection Overview

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.


Box and Folder Listing


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]

Series 3: Reference Material --- 1940-1988
Box 13
Folder 1: American Calvinistic Fellowship Material --- 1971-1983
Folder 2: Academic Freedom --- 1969, 1971, and 1974
Folder 3: Alcoholism --- 1973
Folder 4: Apartheid --- 1958, 1960, and 1969
Folder 5: Apologetics (W.B. Greene)
Folder 6: Apologetics --- 1985
Folder 7: The Antithesis --- 1985
Folder 8: Angels --- 1986
Folder 9: Amnesty --- 1973, 1978
Folder 10: Abortion --- 1971, 1975-1977 and 1980
Folder 11: Authority of Scripture --- 1972-1973, 1981-1985
Folder 12: Bahaism
Folder 13: Belgic Confession --- 1969, 1985
Folder 14: Biculturalism --- 1963
Folder 15: Biblical Authority --- 1981
Folder 16: Birth Control --- 1961-1965
Folder 17: Bread for the World --- 1978, 1984
Box 14
Folder 1: British Israelism --- 1945-1947, 1957
Folder 2: Bilateral Conversations (WCS) --- 1979
Folder 3: Biblical Inerrancy --- 1978
Folder 4: G.C. Berkouwer --- 1967, 1987
Folder 5: Calvin and Calvinistic Philosophy --- 1978
Folder 6: Calvin and Calvinism --- 1941-1964
Folder 7: Capitalism and Christianity --- 1949
Folder 8: Capital Punishment --- 1956 and 1960
Folder 9: The Canadian Council of Churches --- 1964
Folder 10: Reference Material and Class Paper on Children --- 1946-1947
Folder 11: Christianity and Politics --- 1970-1975
Folder 12: Christian Labour Association --- 1934-1965
Folder 13: Reference Material for Christian Education Speech --- 1957-1965
Folder 14: Christian Labour Association --- 1962-1966
Folder 15: Catholicism --- 1956-1960
Box 15
Folder 1: A Christian University --- 1960-1984
Folder 2: Citizens for Educational Freedom --- 1959-1966
Folder 3: Civil Liberties --- 1961-1965
Folder 4: Catholicity and Secession --- 1987
Folder 5: Winston Churchill --- 1948
Folder 6: the Church and Kingdom --- 1971
Folder 7: Church Growth
Box 16
Folder 1: Church Sales and Bazaars
Folder 2: Making of a Christian Student --- 1963
Folder 3: Church of the Nazarene and Church of God --- 1945
Folder 4: Church Policy --- 1957 and 1965
Folder 5: Hamilton, Ontario Christian School --- 1960-1965
Folder 6: Reference Material and Class Paper --- 1963
Folder 7: Church Discipline --- 1948
Folder 8: Church Unity --- 1982-1984
Folder 9: Church Union --- 1954
Folder 10: Christian Schools in a Secular Society --- 1968
Folder 11: Christian Legal Society --- 1975
Folder 12: Church Union --- 1970-1975
Folder 13: Church and State --- 1973-1984
Folder 14: Church and Politics --- 1969-1981
Folder 15: Communism --- 1965-1984
Folder 16: Conservatism --- 1964
Folder 17: Consultation on Relationship between Evangelism and Social Responsibility --- 1980-1983
Folder 18: Confession "Unanimous Testimony of Faith" --- 1974
Box 17
Folder 1: Confessing Christ Today --- 1974
Folder 2: Confessional Standards --- 1971-1972
Folder 3: Courtship
Folder 4: Covenant of Grace --- 1947
Folder 5: Creation
Folder 6: Creeds and Confessions
Folder 7: the Deaconate --- 1978
Folder 8: the History of Dogma
Folder 9: Divine Science --- 1945
Folder 10: Discipline, Church --- 1975-1976
Folder 11: Reference Material and Notes on Disarmament --- 1960
Folder 12: Reference Material and Notes on Discipline --- 1957-1968
Folder 13: Reference Material and Notes on The Dignity of Man --- 1963
Folder 14: Divorce
Folder 15: Philosophy of Dooyeweerd --- 1962
Folder 16: Dooyeweerd --- 1983-1986
Folder 17: Doubt --- 1959
Folder 18: Synod of Dordt --- 1968
Folder 19: Reference Material and Papers on Drama --- 1948
Folder 20: Dying --- 1969-1977
Box 18
Folder 1: Ecology --- 1971-1973
Folder 2: Education --- 1960-1964
Folder 3: Reference Material and Notes on Education and Religion --- 1957-1963
Folder 4: Ethics and Public Policy --- 1978
Folder 5: Euthanasia --- 1980-1987
Folder 6: Evangelization --- 1948-1959
Folder 7: Evangelism --- 1975-1980
Folder 8: Reference Material and Papers on Evolution --- 1959-1965
Folder 9: Evolution --- 1969-1987
Folder 10: E.D. Fackerell --- 1971-1972
Folder 11: Reference Material and Notes on Faith healing --- 1941-1963
Folder 12: Freemasonry --- 1956
Folder 13: Foundation on Economic Trends --- 1983
Box 19
Folder 1: Foundation for Christian Community Development --- 1947-1977
Folder 2: Free University of Amsterdam --- 1977-1981
Folder 3: Fundamentalism --- 1985-1986
Folder 4: Gambling --- 1961
Folder 5: Groen Van Prinsterer --- 1956
Folder 6: Hell --- 1958
Folder 7: the Heidelberg Catechism --- 1940-1941
Folder 8: the House of David
Folder 9: Reference Material and Notes on Hymns --- 1942-1943
Folder 10: the Holiness Movement --- 1957
Folder 11: Homosexuality --- 1973
Folder 12: International Assignment for Mission Studies --- 1981-1986
Folder 13: Inter-Religious Dialogue --- 1961-1986
Folder 14: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship --- 1967
Folder 15: Iraq --- 1967
Folder 16: Individualism --- 1963-1964
Folder 99: FOLDER 16a: Idolatry --- 1959
Folder 17: Islam --- 1981-1987
Folder 18: The Jesus Revolution --- 1971
Folder 19: Jews
Box 20
Folder 1: Justice in Education --- 1984
Folder 2: Koinonia Declaration --- 1978
Folder 3: Abraham Kuyper film --- 1987-1988
Folder 4: Kuyper Institute --- 1975
Folder 5: Labor Relations --- 1960-1964
Folder 99: FOLDER 5a: Martin Luther --- 1941
Folder 6: Reference Material and Class Papers on Mental Health --- 1960
Folder 7: The Middle East --- 1980-1983
Folder 8: Miracles
Folder 9: Missions
Folder 10: Methodists and Mennonites
Folder 11: Mental Illness --- 1947
Folder 12: Marriage --- 1940 and 1949
Folder 13: the Moral Majority --- 1982
Folder 14: Mormonism --- 1957-1960
Folder 15: Muslims --- 1984-1987
Folder 16: Moral and Spiritual Indifference --- 1964
Box 21
Folder 1: Missions; Class Paper and Notes on Missions --- 1940-1949
Folder 2: Mixed Marriages --- 1976-1980
Folder 3: National Workshop on Christian Unity --- 1982
Folder 4: Nuclear Arms --- 1982-1983
Folder 5: Nuclear Energy --- 1977
Folder 6: Reference Material and Papers on Christian Interpretation of Dreams --- 1962-1963
Folder 7: Necking --- 1940
Folder 8: Nigeria --- 1960
Folder 9: The Netherlands --- 1955
Folder 10: Patriotism --- 1973-1975
Folder 11: Pentecostalism --- 1970
Folder 12: Psychiatry and Christianity --- 1963-1964
Folder 13: Politics and Religion --- 1960-1968
Folder 14: Population Explosion --- 1971
Folder 15: Palestine --- 1940
Folder 16: Peace --- 1963
Folder 17: Prayer --- 1947
Box 22
Folder 1: Pilgrim Holiness Church --- 1945
Folder 2: the Orthodox Presbyterian Conflict --- 1944-1948
Folder 3: Paintings
Folder 4: The Quakers --- 1945, 1960
Folder 5: Racial Problems --- 1949-1963
Folder 6: Reconciliation --- 1969-1975
Folder 7: Reformation Translation Fellowship --- 1965-1977
Folder 8: Reforum --- 1985-1986
Folder 9: Refugees --- 1977-1987
Folder 10: Religious Liberty --- 1979-1980
Folder 11: Revolution --- 1968-1974
Folder 12: Roman Catholic Church --- 1968-1987
Folder 13: the Reformation --- 1960-1967
Folder 14: Religion and Science --- 1948-1964
Box 23
Folder 1: Reformed Fellowship Material --- 1958-1964
Folder 2: the Rosicrucian Fellowship --- 1945
Folder 3: the Resurrection --- 1956, 1969
Folder 4: Russelism (Jehovah's Witnesses) --- 1956-1957
Folder 5: Salvation --- 1971-1973
Folder 6: The Authority of Scripture --- 1973
Folder 7: The Authority of Scripture --- 1965-1967
Folder 8: the Sabbath --- 1941, 1963
Folder 9: The Salvation Army --- 1959
Folder 10: Satan --- 1947
Folder 11: K Schilder and Paper on the Christian Faith (Scheiermacher) --- 1944-1945
Folder 12: Sex --- 1962-1964
Box 24
Folder 1: 7th Day Adventists and 7th Day Baptists --- 1945
Folder 2: Spiritualism
Folder 3: Swedenborgianism
Folder 4: Teenage Problems --- 1957-1960
Folder 5: Indigenous Theology --- 1974-1975
Folder 6: Theonomy --- 1985
Folder 7: Paul Tillich --- 1952-1959
Folder 8: Theosophy --- 1945
Folder 9: The Theatre
Folder 10: the Universal Religious Fellowship
Folder 11: Unity School of Christianity --- 1945
Folder 12: Unitarians --- 1938-1945
Folder 13: The United Nations --- 1964
Folder 14: Worship
Folder 15: Witchery
Folder 16: Welfare --- 1973
Box 25
Folder 1: Wealth --- 1978
Folder 2: War --- 1968-1987
Folder 3: Women in the Church --- 1958
Folder 4: Youth Problems --- 1957-1960

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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