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religion educator

Gottfried Oosterwal, Dutch religion educator. Research grantee ZWO, WOTROP, 1957-1963. Fellow ASAO; member American Academy Religion, American Society for Microbiology.

Background

Oosterwal, Gottfried was born on February 8, 1930 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Came to the United States, 1968. Son of Hillebrand and Margaretha (Obrikat) Oosterwal.

Education

Student, John Calvin College, Rotterdam. Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, Religious Science, University Utrecht (The Netherlands). Doctor of Literature in Anthropology, University Utrecht (The Netherlands).

Career

Instructor religion Netherlands Theological Seminary, Zeist, 1950-1956. Pastor, pioneer missionary Seventh-Day Adventist Church, West New Guinea, 1956-1963. Professor theology, missions Philippines, 1963-1968.

Director Center for Intercultural Relations, Berrien Springs, Michigan, since 1987. Director Institute of World Mission, Berrien Springs, since 1969.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow ASAO; member American Academy Religion, American Society for Microbiology.

Connections

Married Emilie Tilstra, October 31, 1957. Children: Waronne, Dantar, Erik.

father:
Hillebrand Oosterwal

mother:
Margaretha (Obrikat) Oosterwal

spouse:
Emilie Tilstra

child:
Dantar Oosterwal

child:
Erik Oosterwal

child:
Waronne Oosterwal