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Renze De Groot Collection



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Papers and Sermons

Series 2

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Renze De Groot Collection, 1933-1988 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Renze De Groot Collection, 1933-1988

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, 1933-1988],
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Series 2
Box 2: Slides
Folder 1: Mission fields and travels (Nigeria, Taiwan, Bombay, Djakarta, Japan, Ceylon, Manila, Mexico, London, Netherlands) --- 1975-1985

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