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Diedrich H. Kromminga Collection, 1904-1942

Collection Overview

Title: Diedrich H. Kromminga Collection, 1904-1942

ID: COLL/151

Creator: Kromminga, Diedrich H. (1879-1947)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church; professor of German, Greek, and New Testament at Grundy College, Iowa (1916-1922); and professor of church history at Calvin Seminary (1928-1947). The collection includes a paper entitled "The Christian Reformed Church, its Heritage, its Origins, its History"; a paper prepared for the Calvinistic Study Club entitled "The Christian Philosophy of History"; a paper submitted to the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church entitled "The Millennium"; notes entitled "Notulen van de Commissie of the Christian Reformed Church" concerning the teachings of Ralph Janssen; letters of acceptance of a call to the Christian Reformed Church in Lafayette, Indiana; translation of articles in Gereformeerde Amerikaan; and church history outlines.

Biographical Note

Diedrich Hinrich Kromminga was in Oldersum, Ostfriesdland, Germany on October 20, 1879. Kromminga and his family immigrated to the United States in 1891 and settled in Iowa. In the spring of 1893, Kromminga made his confession of faith and made the decision to become a minister. He studied at Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa. In 1899, he enrolled at Calvin Theological Seminary and later took post-graduate courses in theology at Princeton Seminary. 

Kromminga went on to become a home missionary for Classis Ostfriestland in 1907. In 1908, he was called to serve the congregation of Bunde, Minnesota. He also served congregations in Lafayette, Indiana (1911-1914), and Ackley, Iowa (1914-1916).  In 1916, Kromminga shifted his career path temporarily to become a professor at Grundy Center College in Iowa. He served the college until 1922 where he resumed his ministry work in Peoria, Iowa. He also served the church of Neland Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1926 to 1928.

In 1928, Kromminga accepted a faculty position at Calvin Seminary. He was appointed professor of church history. He served Calvin Seminary until his death on 19 May 1947. His wife, Katherine (Van Looten), and four children survived him.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Call Letter, History, Janssen Case --- 1906-1942Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "American Church History, Bacon, Outline, Colonial period"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Our German Congregations," The Banner of Truth --- January 5, 1906Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Biblische Geschichten in Deutscher, Englischer und Franzosischer Sprache (biblical stories in German, English, and French), gift of Johanna KrommingaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Call letter to chair of Historical Theology --- 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Christian Philosophy of History," paper for Calvinistic Study Club --- 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Christian Reformed Church: Its Heritage, Its Origins, Its History"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Geschiedenis der Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk in Amerika," outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: "Geschiedenis der Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk in N. A.," manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: History of the Christian Church, indexAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "History of Christian Missions and the Spread of Christianity" --- 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Notes on "History of Christian Missions and the Spread of Christianity"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Janssen case: "Notulen van Comm. in re Janssen" --- 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Janssen case: "Report to the Curatorium of the Christian Reformed Church in North America Concerning the Teachings of Dr. Janssen"Add to your cart.
Series 2: History, Millennium Notes --- 1908-1937Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter to Lafayette CRC, Lafayette, Indiana --- November 3, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Millennium: Its Nature, Function, and Relation to the Consummation of the World," two copiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Medieval church history, later Middle Ages, outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: "Studies in the History of the Canon of the New Testament"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Hochzeitsgabe, zum Geleit im Ehestand und in Familienleben, wedding gift --- July 29, 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Ancient Church History," outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Modern Church History," outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: "Barthianism," outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: "Medieval Church History," outlineAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "The Pagan Evangelical Preparation in Biblical Light" --- 1936-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Augustine's The City of God, Critically Abridged"Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Millennium, Grand Rapids, Wm. B. Eerdmans --- 1948Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Millennium in the Church, Grand Rapids, Wm. B. Eerdmans --- 1945Add to your cart.
Series 3: Addenda --- 1904-1934Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Augustin the Anti-Donatist and the Anti-Pelagian" --- 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sermons notes on Acts 4:12, "The Only Name," and "The Training of Life"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Textkritiek," Ds. Keegstra --- 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Article XXXVI of the Belgic Confession and the Christian Reformed Church --- 1943Add to your cart.
[HERH BX9429.B3 K73]
Folder 5: De Theologie van Karl Barth --- [undated]Add to your cart.
[HERH BT78.15.K77]
Folder 6: Valsche Leeraars Onder de Geloovigen --- [1920?]Add to your cart.
[HERH BS2795.K7]
Folder 7: "The Parables of the Kingdom in Matthew," by D. H. Kromminga (articles published in De Gereformeerde Amerikaan), translated and edited by J. H. Kromminga --- 1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Irenaeus, Canon, MissionsAdd to your cart.