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Renze De Groot Collection, 1933-1988

Collection Overview

Title: Renze De Groot Collection, 1933-1988

ID: COLL/043

Creator: De Groot, Renze (1908-1991)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


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.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.0 cubic ft.

Acquisition Source: Gift of R.O. De Groot

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Papers and Sermons --- 1933-1988
Box 1
Folder 1: The Faith of the Dutch Anabaptists, a dissertation for degree of Doctor of Theology, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary --- 1946
Folder 2: The Rise of English Puritanism, a paper for Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
Folder 3: The Heidelberg Catechism, a paper for Northern Baptist Theological Seminary --- November 1943
Folder 4: Growth of Anabaptist Confessions, paper --- December 1943
Folder 5: The Authority of Scripture and the Anabaptists, paper --- February 1944
Folder 6: Chiliasm: The Early Sources, paper --- April 28, 1944
Folder 7: Hermias the Philosopher, paper --- October 12, 1944
Folder 8: Martyrology of Polycarp, paper for Patristics I --- November 1944
Folder 9: Cyprian: The First Treatises, paper for Patristics II --- January 11, 1945
Folder 10: Life of Constantine by Eusebius, paper for Patristics II --- 1945
Folder 11: Early Church Buildings: The Basilica. paper for Patristics III --- April 1945
Folder 12: The Doctrine of Justification by Faith among Patristic Fathers, paper for Patristics II --- May 1945
Folder 13: Early American Congregationalism, paper for American Church History --- April 1946
Folder 14: Sermons --- 1933-1979
Folder 15: Published and unpublished articles
Folder 16: Christian Contribution to World Peace, address, Chicago League of Reformed Men's Societies --- 1943
Folder 17: Correspondence --- 1945, 1988, undated
Folder 18: Attendance records for classes and boards --- 1985, 1988
Series 2
Box 2: Slides
Folder 1: Mission fields and travels (Nigeria, Taiwan, Bombay, Djakarta, Japan, Ceylon, Manila, Mexico, London, Netherlands) --- 1975-1985