[Rezension von: Abraham Kuyper]

The nineteenth century was one of great system builders, and although we are perhaps more familiar with British or German architects, James Bratt examines for us Abraham Kuyper's efforts to construct a Dutch society for modernity, an atlas for the Dutch Calvinist world. What made Kuyper so rema...

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Published in:A journal of church and state
Main Author: Wood, John Halsey
Format: Electronic Review
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Univ. Press 2015
In:A journal of church and state
Year: 2015, Volume: 57, Issue: 2, Pages: 378-379
Review of:Abraham Kuyper (Grand Rapids, Mich. [u.a.] : Eerdmans, 2013) (Wood, John Halsey)
Abraham Kuyper (Grand Rapids : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2013) (Wood, John Halsey)
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Summary:The nineteenth century was one of great system builders, and although we are perhaps more familiar with British or German architects, James Bratt examines for us Abraham Kuyper's efforts to construct a Dutch society for modernity, an atlas for the Dutch Calvinist world. What made Kuyper so remarkable was his equally prodigious talents at intellectual system-building, organizational founding, and grassroots mobilizing. These talents propelled him into numerous leading roles: pastor, university founder and professor of theology, newspaper publisher, leader of a secession church, spiritual writer, political party organizer and parliamentarian, and eventually prime minister of the Netherlands. Any of these roles would make him of interest; all of them combined make Kuyper a monumental figure, as well as a challenge for a historian. James Bratt has succeeded very well in meeting that challenge ...
ISSN:2040-4867
Contains:Enthalten in: A journal of church and state
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/jcs/csv015