Calvin Seerveld

Short Name: Calvin Seerveld
Full Name: Seerveld, Calvin, 1930-
Birth Year: 1930

Calvin Seerveld (b. 1930) was professor of aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto from 1972 until he retired in 1995. Educated at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; the University of Michigan; and the Free University of Amsterdam (Ph.D.), he also studied at Basel University in Switzerland, the University of Rome, and the University of Heidelberg. Seerveld began his career by teaching at Bellhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi (1958-1959), and at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois (1959-1972). A fine Christian scholar, fluent in various biblical and modern languages, he is published widely in aesthetics, biblical studies, and philosophy. His books include Take Hold of God and Pull (1966), The Greatest Song: In Critique of Solomon (1967), For God's Sake, Run with Joy (1972), Rainbows for the Fallen World: Aesthetic Life and Artistic Task (1980), and On Being Human (1988). He credits the Dutch musician Ina Lohr for influencing his compositions of hymn tunes. Most of his Bible versifications and hymns were written for the Psalter Hymnal (1987), on whose revision committee he ably served.

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Wikipedia Biography

Calvin Seerveld (born 1930 in New York) received a BA from Calvin College in 1952, an MA in English literature and classics from the University of Michigan in 1953. He then went on to study under D. H. Th. Vollenhoven at the Free University (VU) in Amsterdam, where his doctoral dissertation dealt with Croce's aesthetics. It was supervised by Vollenhoven and Carlo Antoni. He then taught philosophy and German at Trinity Christian College, and went on to teach philosophical aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto.

Texts by Calvin Seerveld (39)sort descendingAsInstances
Babylon streams received our tearsCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)3
Be just in judgment, fair to allCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)3
Blest are the contrite heartsCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Do not be silent, LORD GodCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Give ear, O earth, attend my songsCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Give glory to God, all you heavenly creaturesCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)4
God of Jacob, please rememberCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
God's gift it is to eat and drinkCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Hallelu the LORD our God!Calvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Hear us, O people, hear our pleaCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Holy Spirit, mighty God, tune our ears to hear the WordCalvin Seerveld (Author)4
How blest are all the people who fear and trust the LORDCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
I was glad they came to call meCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
I worship you, O LORDCalvin Seerveld (Versifier (st. 4))4
If God does not build up the houseCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
If God the LORD were not our constant helpCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
In the fish for three days buriedCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Jesus lives, and so do weCalvin Seerveld (Translator)2
Little Bethlehem of JudahCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)3
LORD God of Israel, come among usCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
LORD, my heart is humbled nowCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
LORD, you have searched my life and knowCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
My God! O my God! Have you left me alone?Calvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Now the solemn feast is doneCalvin Seerveld (Author)2
O Christ! Come back to save your folkCalvin Seerveld (Author)2
O Christ, our Lord, dear Son of GodCalvin Seerveld (Author)2
Once I said, "I must keep quiet"Calvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Our lives are filled with sorrowsCalvin Seerveld (Author)2
Praised be the FatherCalvin Seerveld (Author)2
Savior of the nations, come, Show yourself, the virgin's son (Seerveld)Calvin Seerveld (Translator)6
The day is coming- God has promisedCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
The LORD is saying, "I will make all things new.Calvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
The mighty deeds the LORD has doneCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Trumpet the Name! Praise be to our LORD!Calvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
We know that God works things for goodCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)3
When God brought Zion's remnant bandCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2
Whoever shelters with the LORDCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)3
Why, Lord, must evil seem to get its wayCalvin Seerveld (Author)2
You servants of the LORD our GodCalvin Seerveld (Versifier)2

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