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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, 1909-1982Add to your cart.

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],
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Series 7: Calvin College Period --- 1926 - 1969Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic matters pertaining to his Calvin College teaching --- 1928-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Addresses delivered --- 1930-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Basic Ideas of Calvinism --- 1957-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bible as a Book, TheAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Bible HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Book reviews by H. Henry Meeter --- 1931-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Calvin, John, Life of. --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Calvinism, Article on. --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Calvinism, BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Calvinism, Lectures; Basic principles ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Calvinism, Lectures; International LawAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Calvinism, Lectures; Literature, Bibliography ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Calvinism, Lectures; MissionsAdd to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Calvinism, Lectures; 19th CenturyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Calvinism, Lectures; Revival ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Calvinism, Lectures; SocietyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Calvinism, Lectures; Today, its spreadAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Calvinism, Lectures; WarAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Calvinism, Syllabus; Fundamental Principles of --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Calvinism, Syllabi; Life of John Calvin, 2 copies --- 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Calvinism, Syllabus; PoliticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Calvinism, Syllabus; TheologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Christ's Miracles; Evidences --- 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Christian Ethics, Dr. C. Bouma notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Christian EvidencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Church History, Manuscript by D.H. KrommingaAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Church History, Book Reviews, papers onAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hebrew culture (1), GeographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Hebrew culture (2)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Hebrew culture (3), Student papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Institutes, articles on theAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Introduction to the Books of the Bible, Old TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Introduction to the Books of the Bible, New Testament (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Notes on reading (3), plus listing of books donated to Sioux Center Junior College --- 1957Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1-4: Reformed Doctrine LecturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Revelation, Outline --- 1937-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Stone Lectures, Comments on --- January 4, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Student papers --- 1908Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bound Material: Old Testament and New Testament SyllabusAdd to your cart.

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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],
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