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John E. Kuizenga

Clergyman , educator

John E. Kuizenga, American clergyman, educator. Member American Theological Society.


Kuizenga, John E. was born on December 20, 1876 in Muskegon, Michigan, United States. Son of Eildert and Johanna K. (Soldaat) Kuizenga.


Bachelor of Arts with highest honors, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1899, Doctor of Divinity, 1916. Graduate Western Theological Seminary of Reformed Church in America, Holland, 1904. Morris fellow in philosophy University of Michigan, 1914-1915, A.M., 1915.

Studied University Chicago Division School.


Teacher English, Northwestern Classical Academy, Orange City, Iowa, 1900-1903. Ordained ministry Reformed Church in America, 1904.

Pastor Reformed Church, Graafschap, Michigan, 1904-1906. Professor Bible and philosophy Hope College, 1906-1915. Professor practical theology Western Theological Seminary of Reformed Church in America, 1915-1928, professor systematic theology, 1928-1930, also president, 1924-1930.

Stuart professor apologetics and Christian ethics Princeton Theological Seminary, 1930-1941. Charles Hodge professor systematic theology, 1941-1947, professor emeritus, since 1947. Guest lecturer University of Dubuque, Iowa, 1948, Western Theological Seminary, 1948, Hope College, 1948-1949.

Delivered lectures on apologetics and religious education at various theological seminars. Member of faculty Winona Summer School Theology for several years. Also member summer confs., etc.

President General Synod Reformed Church in America, 1924-1925.


  • Other Work

    • Author of series of Bible lessons for children and young people and articles in theological journals Editor The Leader, a Reformed Church weekly, for about ten years. Lecture Religion and Life Seminars, Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1948-1949.


Member American Theological Society.


Married Anna J. Mulder, 1901.; married second, Elsie Conover Foster, March 2, 1944.

Eildert Kuizenga

Johanna K. (Soldaat) Kuizenga

Anna J. Mulder

Elsie Conover Foster