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Harm Henry Meeter Collection

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Calvin Seminary Courses.  Student Notebooks

Calvin Seminary Courses, 1909-1911; Princeton University Courses; 1912-1914.  Student Notebooks

Princeton Seminary Student Notebooks, 1912-1914; Free University Student Notebooks, 1915-1916.  University of Chicago

Publications: Background Material

Sermons

Correspondence

Calvin College Period

Varia



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Title: Harm Henry Meeter Collection, 1909-1982

ID: COLL/168

Primary Creator: Harm Henry Meeter (1886-1963)

Extent: 17.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church and Professor of Bible at Calvin College. Correspondence, sermons, lectures, course outlines, topic files, periodicals, commitee minutes and reports. Class notes taken while a student at Calvin Theological Seminary, 1909-1911, primarily student notes of Professor L. Berkhof's lectures. Princeton Theological Seminary student notebooks of the lectures of Professor J. Gresham Machen, Geerhardus Vos, Benjamin B. Warfield, and others, 1912-1914. Material in connection with H.H. Meeter's ministry at Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 1917-1926. Correspondents include: F.W. Grosheide, C. van Gelderen, J. L. den Houting, H. H. Kuyper, Catherine Kuyper, and H. G. Stoker.

Biographical Note

Born April 29, 1886, in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Meeter received his elementary education in the public and Evangelical Lutheran schools of Lansing, Illinois.  After graduating from Calvin College and Seminary in 1911, he did post-graduate work at Princeton Seminary.

Of two fellowships offered him at Princeton, he chose the one that allowed him three years of study at the Free University in Amsterdam, from which he graduated in 1916, the first American cum laude with a doctorate in Theology from that institution.  His dissertation was titled: "The Heavenly High Priesthood of Christ: an Exegetical Study."

In January 1917, he was ordained as the first minister of the Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids.  While at Neland, he served on the Board of Trustees of Calvin College and Seminary, on the board of the Grand Rapids Christian High School, on various synodical committees, and as chairman for several years of the Publication Committee of the Christian Reformed Church.

In 1926, Dr. Meeter began his illustrious career of teaching at Calvin College, serving there until 1956.  He was the sole teacher of Bible at Calvin until 1946.  He wrote two books, The Fundamental Principle of Calvinism and Calvinism, an Interpretation of Its Basic Ideas.  The latter book was translated into the Dutch, Japanese, and Korean languages.

Retiring in 1953, Dr. Meeter lived until July 19, 1963 and was survived by his wife, Jennie, and son, Hugh.


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[Series 1: Calvin Seminary Courses.  Student Notebooks, 1909-1911],
[Series 2: Calvin Seminary Courses, 1909-1911; Princeton University Courses; 1912-1914.  Student Notebooks],
[Series 3: Princeton Seminary Student Notebooks, 1912-1914; Free University Student Notebooks, 1915-1916.  University of Chicago],
[Series 4: Publications: Background Material],
[Series 5: Sermons, 1917 - 1924],
[Series 6: Correspondence, 1911 - 1958],
[Series 7: Calvin College Period, 1926 - 1969],
[Series 8: Varia, 1918-1982],
[All]

Series 2: Calvin Seminary Courses, 1909-1911; Princeton University Courses; 1912-1914.  Student Notebooks
Box 2
Item 1: Biblical Archeology, Berkhof --- undated
Item 2: Dogmatiek Ten Hoor --- undated
Item 3: New Testament Greek
Item 4: Advanced Hebrew Grammar, Dr. Prus
Item 5: Book of Acts, Prof. Burton
Item 6: Church History, Vol. I, Dr. McMillan --- 1912-1913
Item 7: Corinthians, Dr. Machen
Item 8: Galatians
Item 9: French Revolution
Item 10: Fourth Gospel, Dr. G. Vos
Item 11: Introduction to Birth, Baptism, and Temptation of Christ
Item 12: Notes on Bible History --- 1912-1913
Item 13: Patristic Fathers
Item 14: Pauline Soteriology I, Dr. G. Vos
Item 15: Pauline Soteriology II, Dr. G. Vos
Item 16: Philosophy of Religion, Dr. Spaulding --- 1912-1913
Item 17: Justification
Item 18: Renaissance
Item 19: Princeton Seminary Courses.  Student Notebooks --- 1912-1914
Box 3
Item 20: Acts (NN)
Item 21: Biblical Theology of the Old Testament, Dr. G. Vos
Item 22: Church and the Roman Empire I, Walker
Item 23: Church and the Roman Empire II, Walker
Item 24: Doctrine of Justification of Sin
Item 25: Doctrine of Justification II
Item 26: Eighth Century Prophets, Dr. G. Vos
Item 27: English Prose of the 19th Century, Rev. H. Van Dyke
Item 28: The French Revolution I
Item 29: The French Revolution II
Item 30: The Napoleanic Era I, J.W. Thompson
Item 31: The Napoleanic Era II, J.W. Thompson
Item 32: The Napoleanic Era III, J.W. Thompson
Item 33: New Testament Greek Syntax, NN
Item 34: New Testament Theology I, Dr. G. Vos
Item 35: New Testament Theology II, Dr. G. Vos

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Calvin Seminary Courses.  Student Notebooks, 1909-1911],
[Series 2: Calvin Seminary Courses, 1909-1911; Princeton University Courses; 1912-1914.  Student Notebooks],
[Series 3: Princeton Seminary Student Notebooks, 1912-1914; Free University Student Notebooks, 1915-1916.  University of Chicago],
[Series 4: Publications: Background Material],
[Series 5: Sermons, 1917 - 1924],
[Series 6: Correspondence, 1911 - 1958],
[Series 7: Calvin College Period, 1926 - 1969],
[Series 8: Varia, 1918-1982],
[All]


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