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Christian Reformed Church in North America

Hymnody and Hymnals of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC) is an offshoot of the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk in the Netherlands, and the Reformed Church in America (RCA), which was established in North America about two centuries before the arrival of the Dutch who would form the core of the CRC. Whereas the RCA grew out of a 17th-century emigration at a time when the Dutch were engaged with the world, prosperous, and expansive, having come out of the state-supported Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk, the CRC began in the Gereformeerde group, which had split off the Hervormde group amid economic hardship and social...

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