Harry Fernhout is president of The King's University College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
A former president of the Institute for Christian Studies,Toronto,
he holds doctoral and master's degrees in Philosophy of Education from
the University of Toronto, as well as a master's degree in Philosophy
from the Institute for Christian Studies. Prior to his presidency at
ICS, he served that institution as vice president and professor.
youngest of five children, he was born in Holland and emigrated with
his family to Thunder Bay, Ontario at the age of three. Initially
feeling led into the ministry he entered Dordt College in Sioux Center,
Iowa, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. During
a year of pre-seminary study and reflection at the newly-opened
Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) in Toronto, he decided his
calling lay not in the ministry, but in the academic arena. His
distinguished career at the Institute for Christian Studies spanned 20
years. He is credited with tremendous accomplishments during 16 years
in the presidential post: two successful capital campsigns, affiliation
with the Toronto School of Theology, and becoming one of the first
privately-funded independent academic institutions in Canada to grant
its own doctorate degree.
He is married to Hilda (Dykstra) Fernhout. The couple has four children and five grandchildren (with another on the way).
Harry Fernhout Bibliography
and religion in Bavinck, Kuyper and Dooyeweerd. M Phil Thesis
Institute for Christian Studies, 1975. Toronto: Association for the
Advancement of Christian Scholarship.
Three in one: one in three:
a study of the development of the doctrine of the Trinity in the late
third and the fourth century. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies
Man: the image and glory of God. In Toward
a biblical view of man: some readings edited by Arnold H. De Graaff
and James H. Olthuis. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies : The
Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship; pp. 7-34.
Man, Faith and Religion in Bavinck, Kuyper and Dooyeweerd (I) Journal
of Christian Scholarship
and Religion in Bavinck, Kuyper and Dooyeweerd (II) Journal of
Man, Faith and Religion in Bavinck,
Kuyper and Dooyeweerd (III) Journal of Christian Scholarship
versus indoctrination : religious education in Ontario's public
schools. In Education and the public purpose: moral and religious
education in Ontario ed. Tom Malcolm and H Fernhout. Toronto:
Curriculum Development Centre.
Of Kings and Prophets: A Study
of the Book of Kings. Toronto: Curriculum Development Centre.
Promise Kept: A Reader's Guide to I and II Samuel. Toronto: Joy in
Learning Curriculum Development and Training Centre.
faith?: Searching for the core of the cube. In Faith development and
Fowler edited by Craig Dykstra and Sharon Parks. Birmingham, AL:
Religious Education Press.
Moral education as grounded in faith. Journal of
Moral Education 18 (3):186-198.
The metaphor of 'development' in moral
education. In Norm and Context in the Social Sciences edited by
Sander Griffioen and Jan Verhoogt. Lanham, Md.: University Press of
America; p. 75-10.
to John Cooper. In A Reformed University in a Secularized and
Pluralized World. Grand Rapids, MI: Association for a Reformed
A gift to celebrate and share. The Banner 129 (December); p. 2
All things in
him: Christian higher education in a modern/postmodern world. In Signposts
of God's Liberating Kingdom: Perspectives for the 21st Century vol.
1. editors, Bennie van der Walt and Rita Swanepoel. Potchefstroom,
South Africa: Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike Hoer
Corinthians 1.17-25 (Commentary). Third Way 22 (7): 22
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11 (2): 5.
insight: wisdom at work. In Marginal Resistance: Essays Dedicated to
John C. Vander Stelt edited by John H. Kok. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt
College Press; p. 109-127.
Family dynamics: issues in integral Christian higher
education in North America . Christian higher education 1 (2-3):
delight: educating for Shalom. Christian Courier: A Reformed Weekly
no. 2776, p. 12-13.