I. John Hesselink

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Dr. I. John Hesselink

Ira John Hesselink Jr. (March 21, 1928 – October 28, 2018) was an American theologian. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.[1][2] After his retirement, he was an honorary professor and continued to write a few books on John Calvin and lectures in Europe, South Korea and Japan.

He was a theologian who was a missionary in Japan after receiving theological education at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He wrote a book on Calvin's Catechism and several books and papers.[3] In his book on Calvin in the Cambridge Theologian Series,[4] he wrote a paper on Calvin's theology.

He was also president of Karl Barth Society of North America founded in October 1972 in Toronto by a group of Canadian and American scholars of Karl Barth, inspired by his son Markus Barth.[5]

Hesselink died on October 28, 2018 in Holland, Michigan at the age of 90.[6]

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  1. "I. John Hesselink – Western Theological Seminary". www.westernsem.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  2. "I. John Hesselink". Faithlife.
  3. Amazon John Hesselink
  4. "Cambridge companion john calvin - Theology". Cambridge University Press.
  5. "Karl Barth Society of North America". kbsna.kbarth.org.
  6. Former seminary president, professor Hesselink dies