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Kuyper, Abraham

(1837–1920). Calvinist theol. and statesman; b. Maassluis, Neth.; founded Free (Ref.) U. of Amsterdam 1880, Free Ref. Ch. (Ref. Free Ch.; Calvinistic Ref. Ch. Community) 1886; prime minister 1901–05; opposed modernism and liberalism. Works include Het Calvinisme oorsprong en waarborg onzer constitutioneele vrijheden; Encyclopaedie der Heilige Godgeleerdheid (tr. Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology); Het Modernisme; Nabij God te zijn (tr. J. H. de Vries, To Be Near Unto God).

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