Minutes of the Meeting of the Holland Classis


Minutes of the Meeting of the Holland Classis



Minutes of the meeting of the Holland Classis in Zeeland, with the Rev. Peter J. Oggel, presiding, and the Rev. Albertus C. Van Raalte, clerk. Documents of secession are presented by the congregations of Noodeloos, Grand Rapids, Graafschap and Polkton [Coopersville]. A long discussion follows these actions which provide the beginning of the Christian Reformed Church.




Published in Classis Holland - Minutes A.D. 1848-1858, pp. 236- 251.

Description of the document by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.



Minutes of the Meeting of the Holland Classis