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Graduate of Central College (1925, A.M.), Western Theological Seminary (1928, Th.B.), Central College (1942, D.D.) and Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1950, Th.D.); licensed and ordained in 1928 by the Classis of Pella, Iowa; served as a pastor for First Reformed Church in Prairie City, Iowa (1928-1931), and Eighth Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan (1931-1939); professor of church history at Western Theological Seminary (1939-1955); writer of many articles in such publications as the Intelligencer Leader, radio programs like Temple Time and books, including A Young People’s Study of the Heidelberg Catechism… (1936), The Traveler in Europe (motion picture travelogue of his 1950 visit to Switzerland, England, and the Netherlands) (1950), Victory Over Suffering (1949) (translated into Dutch under the title Het Lijden Overwonnen in 1950), Pastoral Psychology: Applied Psychology in Pastoral Theology in America (1950), Blessings of Suffering (1951), The Christian Worker’s Handbook (1953), A Young People’s Study of the Life of Christ (1955), My Second Valley (1955), Glory Awaits Me (ca. 1956) and Grace for Today (1957). Materials include course lecture notes, books (Manual of Forms and Usages for Ministers, Elders and Deacons [1937]), A Young People’s Study of the Heidelberg Catechism…(1936), A Young People’s Study of the Life of Christ (1955), and biographical papers.


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