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By James D. Bratt

The definitive biography of Abraham Kuyper, huge of Dutch Calvinism

This is the 1st full-scale English-language biography of the hugely influential and astonishingly multifaceted Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) — theologian, minister, flesh presser, newspaper editor, academic innovator, Calvinist reformer, and leading minister of the Netherlands from 1901 to 1905.

James Bratt is the suitable student to inform the tale of Kuyper's striking existence and paintings. He expertly strains the foundation and improvement of Kuyper's signature techniques — universal grace, Christian worldview, sphere sovereignty, Christian engagement with modern tradition — within the dynamic context of his life's story.

Based on voluminous fundamental and secondary Dutch resources, Bratt's Abraham Kuyper: smooth Calvinist, Christian Democrat will end up to be the go-to biography of this significant determine whose principles and impression expand a long way past his personal time and position.

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These economic developments were mirrored in politics. The Dutch Republic ran under multiple, discrete, yet overlapping shares of sovereignty parceled out among the States-General, the States (parliaments) of particular provinces, the cities and towns, and the stadtholder (the prince of Orange). These assorted “spheres” of authority loomed large in the political thinking of the time as they would later, transformed, in Kuyper’s own thought. Within this complexity, however, a persistent political division prevailed over the Republic’s two-hundred-year existence.

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