Memorials -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Volume: JETS 24:1 (Mar 1981)
Article: Memorials
Author: Anonymous


Memorials

Edward F. Fuchs

Born in Cranford, New Jersey, on September 22, 1920, Edward Fuchs was raised in the Episcopal Church. At the age of 27 he was converted and felt the call to prepare himself for the gospel ministry. He attended Shelton College, where he received the B. A. degree. At Dallas Theological Seminary he was awarded the Th. M. degree. He was given the opportunity to study at the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem. He also attended the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

After his seminary training he accepted a pastoral call to the Old Bridge Baptist Church, where he served from 1955 to 1960. Upon further training Fuchs moved to Sweden, where he became a missionary pastor. In due time he saw the need for an evangelical seminary to train men for the gospel ministry in Scandinavia. In 1977 he opened the Uppsala Biblical-Theological Seminary. He became the president of the faculty and served as an instructor in dogmatic theology. He laid the foundation for this seminary and saw its initial growth and development until death intervened. At the age of 60, while on a fund-raising mission in the United States, Edward Fuchs entered his eternal home. He was married to the former Ulla Sundqvist.

Edwin H. Palmer

Edwin H. Palmer was born on June 29, 1922. His early education in New England was capped by graduation from Harvard in 1944.

His country was at war, so after graduation from the university he entered the military and served his country with distinction as a marine corps officer in the Pacific theater during 1944–46. His engagements with the enemy included the desperate fighting associated with Okinawa.

Following his years in the marines, Palmer returned to his studies, first at Westminster Theological Seminary where he received the Th. B. in 1949 and then at the Free University in Amsterdam, which granted him the Doctorate in Theology in 1953.

Also in 1953 he was ordained to the ministry by the Christian Reformed Church and entered the pastorate at the Spring Lake Christian Reformed Church in Michigan. Four years later he became pastor of the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church. From that pastorate he was called to Westminster Seminary as instructor in systematic theology. But the pastorate lured him from this teaching ministry in 1964 when he was invited to shepherd one of the largest Christian Reformed Churches in the United States, the Grandville Avenue Church in Grand Rapids.

In addition to articles that appeared from time to time, mainly in the Christian Reformed periodicals The Outlook and The Banner, Palmer produced two books: The Five Points of Calvinism in 1972 and Person and Ministry of the Holy Spirit: The Traditional Calvinis...

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