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Paul G. Schrotenboer Collection

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Paul G. Schrotenboer Collection, 1939-1998 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: Paul G. Schrotenboer Collection, 1939-1998Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/451

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

Extent: 18.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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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 9: Miscellaneous --- 1952-1998Add to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 1: RES/South Africa Issues --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: RES General Secretary Reports --- 1984, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Reformed Ecumenical Synod Profile --- 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Reformed Ecumenical Council Report: Facing the Challenge of SecularismAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: World Evangelical Conference Material-Wheaton College --- 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: World Evangelical Conference Material-Singapore --- 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Report on Trip to Singapore --- 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Trip to Mexico --- 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Reformed Churches in Australia Material --- 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tantur Ecumenical Institute Material --- 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Canadian Centennial Celebration Committee Material --- 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 12: International Assignment for Reformed Faith and Action Material --- 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Material, 3rd Conference of Institutions for Christian Higher Education --- 1968-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes of Steering Committee-3rd Conference of Institutions for Christian Higher Education --- 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: BEM Task Force Material --- 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Redeemer College Conference on Orthodoxy and Orthopraxis-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Princeton CRC Material --- 1972-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: H Evan Runner Festschrift Project --- 1975-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Synodical Report 36/44 Material --- 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Religious Training/Study Centre Material --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Documents Relating to Fulbright Scholarship --- 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Christian School Promotional MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Belgic Confession Study Committee Material --- 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 12: International Assignment for Faith and Action Material --- 1958Add to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pattaya, Thailand Conference Material --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Newsletters of the Committee for Justice and Liberty --- 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Immigration Committee of Canada Documents --- 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Canadian Immigration Material --- 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs: personal photo, Bert Beach, Pope Paul VIAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Class Papers (High School)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: PoetryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Articles on FastingAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Report on the Book, The Finality of the Christian ReligionAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: ResumeAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: High School Compositions --- 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Research Notes: Library Holds, International Reformed Bulletin, BX9401.I6Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Sermons on Lords Day 1-6Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sermons on Lords Day 7-10Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Sermons on Lords Day 11-20Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Sermons on Lords Day 21-25Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Sermons on Lords Day 26-35Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sermons on Lords Day 36-45Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Sermons on Lords Day 46-52Add to your cart.

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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