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Renze De Groot Collection



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Papers and Sermons

Series 2

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Title: Renze De Groot Collection, 1933-1988Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/043

Primary Creator: De Groot, Renze (1908-1991)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: Anabaptists - Netherlands, Church buildings, Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage, Heidelberger Katechismus, Hermas, active 2nd century, Missions, Peace, Polycarp, Saint, Bishop of Smyrna, Puritans - England

Forms of Material: Sermons


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes: sermons, addresses, articles, a radio message, correspondence, a dissertation entitled, "The Faith of the Dutch Anabaptist," and slides of mission fields and travels (Nigeria, Taiwan, Bombay, Djakarta, Japan, Ceylon, Manila, Mexico, London, the Netherlands), 1975-1985.

Biographical Note

Renze De Groot was born on April 10, 1908 in Volga, South Dakota. In 1935, De Groot graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary. He worked as stated supply at churches in Otsego, Michigan; Momence, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois; and Orange City, Iowa. De Groot attended Northern Baptist Seminary for his graduate degree. His doctoral thesis was “Dutch Anabaptist-Reformation Period.” De Groot also had a great interest in missions and served as a member on the Christian Reformed Board of World Missions for twenty years. He helped form churches in Bellwood, Elmhurst, Park Lane, and Wheaton. De Groot retired in 1975.  De Groot passed away on his own birthday in 1991. He left behind his wife, Ann, and three daughters and four sons.

Subject/Index Terms

Anabaptists - Netherlands
Church buildings
Cyprian, Saint, Bishop of Carthage
Heidelberger Katechismus
Hermas, active 2nd century
Polycarp, Saint, Bishop of Smyrna
Puritans - England

Administrative Information

Repository: Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of R.O. De Groot

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Series 1: Papers and Sermons --- 1933-1988Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: The Faith of the Dutch Anabaptists, a dissertation for degree of Doctor of Theology, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary --- 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Rise of English Puritanism, a paper for Northern Baptist Theological SeminaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: The Heidelberg Catechism, a paper for Northern Baptist Theological Seminary --- November 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Growth of Anabaptist Confessions, paper --- December 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Authority of Scripture and the Anabaptists, paper --- February 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chiliasm: The Early Sources, paper --- April 28, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hermias the Philosopher, paper --- October 12, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Martyrology of Polycarp, paper for Patristics I --- November 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Cyprian: The First Treatises, paper for Patristics II --- January 11, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Life of Constantine by Eusebius, paper for Patristics II --- 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Early Church Buildings: The Basilica. paper for Patristics III --- April 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Doctrine of Justification by Faith among Patristic Fathers, paper for Patristics II --- May 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Early American Congregationalism, paper for American Church History --- April 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sermons --- 1933-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Published and unpublished articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Christian Contribution to World Peace, address, Chicago League of Reformed Men's Societies --- 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence --- 1945, 1988, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Attendance records for classes and boards --- 1985, 1988Add to your cart.

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