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In April of 2013 Eerdmans will publish James Bratt’s Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat in their Library of Religious Biography Series, with a foreword by Mark Noll.

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In this first full-scale English biography of Abraham Kuyper, the highly influential religious and political leader of Dutch Calvinists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, historian James D. Bratt draws connections between the life and thought of Kuyper and current debates in America today. Bratt’s study covers Kuyper’s early years, his development as a person, his various leadership roles and spheres of influence, and the considerable ongoing impact of his ideas.

A convinced Calvinist and a distinctly modern public figure, Kuyper held a wide variety of roles over the course of his life — minister, newspaper editor, educational innovator, politician, religious reformer, and prime minister of the Netherlands (1901-1905). Kuyper’s life demonstrates how devotees of any faith can carry on a responsible public life in contention — and concert — with people of other convictions.

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3 thoughts on “The First Full-Scale Biography of Abraham Kuyper in English”

  1. Chris Brauns says:

    Thanks. Very helpful to know this is coming.

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  3. Van Loomis says:

    Why in paperback? I am continually surprised at the books publishers choose to publish in hardcover and the ones they publish in paperback. Truly perplexing….

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