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Abstract Gordon Dale Laman attended Hope College and received his degree there in 1956. He continued his studies intermittently at Western Theological Seminary until receiving a B.D. in 1959, a Th.M. in 1970, and a D.Min. in 1983. Laman was licensed and ordained by the Classis of Muskegon in 1959. He began his career as a missionary in Japan in the same year and was a professor at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary. The collection consists of materials associated with Gordon Laman and the Reformed...
Dates: 1903 - 2006
Abstract Rudolf Kuyten was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, in 1932 and attended Gordon College and Calvin College to study languages in the United States. Kuyten was ordained in 1959 after attending Western Theological Seminary. In 1954, Kuyten married Trina Vander Eems. Vander Eems was born in Haledon, New Jersey, and attended Calvin College to become an elementary school teacher. Rudolf and Trina had four children, one adopted, while in Japan. The RCA accepted the Kuytens for missionary work...
Dates: 1959 - 2007
Abstract Hope College class of 1887; Western Theological Seminary class of 1891. Missionary to Japan of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), 1891-1923, professor of Bible and missions at Hope College, 1923-1926, professor at Western Theological Seminary, 1926-1939, vice-president of the General Synod, 1911. Correspondence with W. Murray Walton about newspaper evangelism in Japan, 1927-1938, comments on the RCA--Christian Reformed Church polemical writings of the 19th century; readings from patristic...
Dates: 1886 - 1985
W88-0121.30. Walvoord, Anthony (1878-1919) and Edith (1881-1978). Papers, 1905-1991. 1.50 linear ft.
Abstract A treaty in 1856 allowed missionaries to enter Japan. The Reformed Church was among the first to begin evangelizing in Japan. Prominent early leaders were Guido Verbeck and James Ballagh. The Church of Christ in Japan was erected in 1875; numerous institutions followed. WW II severely interrupted missionary activity, though the Japan Mission is still active. This collection consists of articles, publications, programs, and bulletins of the RCA mission to Japan. There is also material on...
Dates: 1922 - 2014
Abstract Missionary in Japan, 1953 1973; evangelist; writer; president of Western Theological Seminary (WTS), 1973 1985; professor at WTS, 1985-1998. Collection includes correspondence, articles, essays, and books written by Hesselink. Subjects include theologians, doctrinal theology, books of the New Testament, the RCA, Japan mission, and Western Theological Seminary. Detailed Collection Register available.
Dates: 1953 - 2007