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Jan H. Boer Collection



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Title: Jan H. Boer Collection, 1966-2003

ID: COLL/563

Primary Creator: Jan H. Boer (1938-)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description


Nigerian missionary; Director of the Institute of Church and Society; Lecturer; Researcher and Writer. This collection includes correspondence, reviews, and articles.

Biographical Note

Jan (John) H. Boer was born in Lutjegast, the Netherlands in 1938. Boer and his family immigrated to British Columbia, Canada in 1951. Boer became a student at Calvin College, graduating in 1962. He went on to Calvin Theological Seminary where he earned his BD in 1965. While pursuing his higher education, visiting lecturers influenced him to pursue missionary work in Africa. After a year of taking African studies at Michigan State University, Boer travelled to Nigeria and became a church developer. In 1979, Boer earned his ThD from the Free Reformed University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  From 1977-1993, Boer served as Director then Consultant at the Institute of Church & Society in Jos, Nigeria. He continued to lecture in Jos, Nigeria until 1996 when he returned to North America to work as a free-lance researcher and writer on Christian-Muslim issues.

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[Series 1: General Material],

Series 1: General Material
Box 1
Folder 1-8: Correspondence --- 1966-1986
Box 2
Folder 1-6: Correspondence --- 1987-1996
Folder 7: Review Article "Sons of Tiv" International Reformed Bulletin --- 1972
Folder 8: Article "AuBere Schulden und das Evangelium" in Zeitschrift fur Mission --- 1993
Folder 9: Article "Being Reformed in Contemporary America"
Folder 10: Article "The Anatomy of Miss World" Christian Courier --- March 3 2003
Folder 11: Article "Role of Worldview"
Folder 12: Book Review "Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia" --- 1995

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