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Willem Frederik Golterman, b. 14 June 1898, followed studies in Leiden and Amsterdam, then was pastor in Makkum and Witmarsum (1933-1936), then Amersfoort (1936-1942), and Amsterdam (1942-1947).

In 1942 he earned a doctorate in theology, and in 1946 he began lecturing at the Amsterdam Mennonite Theological Seminary and the University of Amsterdam. From 1960 his lectures focused particularly on the history of 20th-century Christianity, particularly relations among churches. He served in numerous additional capacities, as chairperson of the Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit (Dutch Mennonite General Conference, 1946-1951), secretary of the Doopsgezinde Zendingsraad (Mennonite mission board; 1951-1953), and as research secretary of the ecumenical council of churches in The Netherlands (1953-1960). 

Willem Golterman died 28 July 1990.


Bibliography

Woelinga, H.D. "In Memoriam: Willem Frederik Golterman." Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1991): 19-22.

Books, articles, and lectures by Golterman include the following:

"De godsdienstwijsbegeerte van S. Hoekstra Bzn." dissertation, Assen, 1942.

"De liturgie van de eredienst." public lecture, 1946.

Waar God ons aanspreekt. Amsterdam, 1948.

Geloof en geschiedenis. Amsterdam, 1948.

De kerkelijke situatie. Amsterdam, 1951.

Liturgiek. Haarlem, 1951.

Eén Heer, één kerk. Nijkerk, 1956.

Tot alle volken. Haarlem, 1959.

"Karakter van de eenheid van Christus' kerk." Nijkerk, 1960.

Eenheid in de chaos der kerken. Haarlem, 1962.

"Wat is oecumenische theologie?" speech, Haarlem, 1965.

Articles by Golterman appeared in the following books:

Oecumene in 't vizier. 1960.

Spelregels. 1967.

Protestantse verkenningen na 'Vaticanum II. 1967.

See also: Golterman, W.F., A. Geense. and J.C. Groot. on "Eenheid van doop en belijdenis." Doopsgezinde Bijdragen n.r. 4. (1978): 50-59.

For information about Golterman see Algemeen Doopsgezind Weekblad. (15 June 1968).

 



Author(s) R Hofman
Date Published 1987


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Hofman, R. "Golterman, Willem Frederik (1898-1990)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 3 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Golterman,_Willem_Frederik_(1898-1990)&oldid=56770.

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Hofman, R. (1987). Golterman, Willem Frederik (1898-1990). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Golterman,_Willem_Frederik_(1898-1990)&oldid=56770.




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