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Name: Spykman, Gordon J. (1926-1993)


Historical Note:

Gordon John Spykman was born in Holland, Michigan, March 25, 1926.  He received his A.B. from Calvin College in 1949, a Th.B. from Calvin Seminary in 1952, and his Th. D. from the Free Reformed University of Amsterdam in 1955.  He was pastor of the Blenheim CRC from 1955-1959.  He served as Professor of Religion and Theology at Calvin College from 1959 until his retirement in 1991.  He died of a heart attack in June of 1993. He was survived by his wife, Eleanor Hendriksen.

A resume of his life lists ten items under Academic Employment, fifteen committees in Church service, fifteen committees in College services.  He was a prolific writer who wrote three chapters in books of theological significance and eleven books and booklets.  His final published volume appeared in 1991:  Reformational Theology, A New Paradigm for Doing Dogmatics.






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