Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper

Editor in chief Jon Pott tipped us off  this week to the existence of these fantastic silent film clips featuring Abraham Kuyper, recently uploaded to YouTube by Tijs van den Brink.

Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) was a Dutch politician, journalist, statesmen, and Reformed theologian whose ideas on Christian cultural discipleship — dealing with sphere sovereignty, the antithesis, common grace, and more — have earned him a place of honor on the Eerdmans list as both author and subject.

Most recently, Kuyper has been the subject of Richard Mouw’s two new books Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction and The Challenges of Cultural Discipleship: Essays in the Line of Abraham Kuyper, both of which seek to retrieve, interpret, update, and apply Kuyper’s remarkable vision for faith and public life to twenty-first century dilemmas.

It is to Mouw and to his many ardent fans that we dedicate the following clips. The first shows Kuyper chatting it up at Pulchri Studio in The Hague. The second documents the elaborate funeral procession that took place after his death in 1920.

Click here to order Richard Mouw’s Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction and The Challenges of Cultural Discipleship: Essays in the Line of Abraham Kuyper.