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Books, articles and sermons by Kuyper on-line

The full text of Abraham Kuyper's Work of the Holy Spirit and Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology are now available on-line, thanks to the Abraham Kuyper Center of Public Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.

The Work of the Holy Spirit [from CCEL]

To Be Nearer Unto God [from Kuyper Foundation]

 Lectures on Calvinism
Six Lectures Delivered at Princeton University, 1898 under the auspices of the L. P. Stone Foundation
Available form the Kuyper Foundation in html format:

Lecture 1: Calvinism as a Life System
Lecture 2: Calvinism and Religion
Lecture 3: Calvinism and Politics
Lecture 4: Calvinism and Science
Lecture 5: Calvinism and Art
Lecture 6: Calvinism and the Future

Extracts from The Work of the Holy Spirit:

  Sermon on Sanctification

  Sermon on Sanctification and Justification

The Antithesis between symbolism and revelation


Michael Philips Church History #20 Abraham Kuyper

David Skeel Session #3 Abraham Kuyper

W. Robert Godfrey Heroes of the Faith # 07 Abrham Kuyper


Broekman, M C van M. 'Abraham Kuyper' Die religion in gescichte und Gegenwart. second edn. vol 3 (1929).

Annotated bibliography from CCO.


Grosheide, D. 'Lijst van geschriften betreffende leven en arbeid van Dr A Kuyper' Anti-revolutionaire staatkunde 13 (1) (1939)

Rullman, J C. Kuyper-bibliographie 3 vols. Kampden: Kok, 1923, 1925, 1940.

Recent works on Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper from Redeemer University

Abraham Kuyper and Stevie Cameron

Edward E Erickson. 1987. Abraham Kuyper: cultural critic. Calvin Theological Journal 22(2) 210-227

John Bolt. 2001. A Free Church, A Holy Nation.  Eerdman's: Grand Rapids

James D Bratt. 1996. In the shadow of Mt Kuyper: a survey of the field.  Calvin Theological Journal. 31: 51-66.


James D Bratt. 1997. Abraham Kuyper, J Gresham Machen and the dynamics of Reformed anti-modernism.  Journal of Presbyterian History. 74: 247-58

James E Goldrick. 2000. Abraham Kuyper: Godís Renaissance Man. Evangelical Press: Darlington.


George Harnick A Historianís comment on the use of Abraham Kuyperís idea of sphere sovreignty

R D Henderson. 1992. How Abraham Kuyper became a Kuyperian. Christian Scholarís Review. 22: 22-35


Peter S Heslam. 1998. Creating a Christian Worldview. Eerdmans: Grand Rapids

Irving Hexham 1983. Christian politics according to Abraham Kuyper CRUX, Vol. XIX, No. 1, March, 1983:2-7

Cornelis van der Kooi and  Jan de Bruijn 1999. Kuyper Reconsidered VU Uitgeverij: Amsterdam

P Kalsteed. 1938. Abraham Kuyper. Kok: Kampen.

Catherine M E Kuyper. 'Abraham Kuyer: his early life and conversion' International Reformed Bulletin 3 (April 1960): 19-25.

McKendree R Langley. 1984. The Practice of Spirituality: Episodes in the Public Career of Abraham Kuyper. Paideia.


McKendree R Langley. 1999. Abraham Kuyper: a Christian worldview. New Horizons 20: 20-21

Francis Nigel Lee Abraham Kuyper and the birth of true knowledge

Luis E. Lugo
. 2000. Religion, Pluralism, & Public Life. Eerdman's: Grand Rapids

Richard J. Mouw 1998. Abraham Kuyper: A Man for This Season Christianity Today. 42 (12) 86-7

David Naugle  The Lordship of Christ over all of life: an introduction to the thought of Abraham Kuyper

David Naugle Factsheet on Abraham kuyper

David Naugle PowerPoint presentation on Abraham Kuyper

Anthony H. Nichols 'Abraham Kuyper: a summons to Christian vision in Education'. Journal of Christian Education 16 (Oct 1973): 78-94.

Mark A. Noll Pope Leo XII and Abraham Kuyper

Michael Novak Human Dignity, Personal Liberty: Themes from Abraham Kuyper and Leo XIII

Louis Praamsma. 1985. Let Christ be King: Reflections on the Life and Times of Abraham Kuyper. Paideia: Ontario


Religion and Liberty Abraham Kuyper

Del Ratzsch. 1992. Abraham Kuyperís philosophy of science. Calvin Theological Journal.  27: 277-303


R E L Rogers. 1992. The Incarnation of the Antithesis: An introduction to the Educational Thought and Practice of Abraham Kuyper. Pentland Press: Durham

George Saylor Abraham Kuyper

Gideon Strauss Kuyper Christian cultural activist

Matt Swanson The Radical Life and Thought of Abraham Kuyper

Charles J. Terpstra Abraham Kuyper, developer and promoter of common grace

F van den Berg. 1960. Abraham Kuyper. Eerdmans: Grand Rapids.

K M Van der Kroef. 1948. 'Abraham Kuyper and the rise of neo-calvinism in the Netherlands' American society of church History 17.

John C VanderStelt. 'Kuyper's semi-mystical conception'. In  The idea of a Christian Community. Toronto: Wedge, 178-190.

Cornelius Van Til. (1947; 1974)'Abraham Kuyper's doctrine of common grace' Common Grace and the Gospel. Nutley: Presbyterian and Reformed: 14-22, 34-44.

Oliver Woods Abraham Kuyper: God's renaisance man

S U Zuidema. 1972. 'common grace and Christian action in Abraham Kuyper'. Communication and Confrontation. Toronto: Wedge. pp 52-105.

Henry Zwaanstra. 1974. 'Abraham Kuyper's conception of the church'. Calvin Theological Journal 9 (Nov) 149-181.

Websites and organisations related to Kuyper

Kuyper Foundation

Gregory Bauss's Kuyperian

Kuyper Lecture series

Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology

Glenn Friesen's Studies related to Abraham Kuyper

John Boer's Kuyperiana


Portraits of faithful saints by Herman Hanko - chapter 50 Abraham Kuyer: Dutch Calvinist

Celebrating Abraham Kuyper, Dutch Statesman-Theologian from Christian History Institute

From The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge [CCEL]

KUYPER, ABRAHAM: Dutch Protestant; b. at Maassluis (10 m. w. of Rotterdam) Oct. 29, 1837. He studied in Leyden, and was pastor at Beest (1863-68), Utrecht (1868-70), and Amsterdam (1870-74). In 1874 he became a figure in the political life of Holland, being a member of the States-General for Gonda from that year until 1877. In 1894 he was again returned to the same body for Sleidrecht, and in 1901 became prime minister. In 1880 he founded at Amsterdam the Free University, where he has since been professor, lecturing on various topics as occasion requires. In theology he is a strict orthodox Calvinist, and as such founded the Reformed Free Church in 1886. He has lectured extensively in the United States, and in 1898 was L. P. Stone lecturer at Princeton Theological Seminary. Besides editing the Standaard (a daily newspaper) since 1872 and the Herout (weekly) since 1878, he has written many works, including: Eenvormigheid, de vloeck van het moderne leven (Amsterdam, 1869); Het modernisme, een Fata Morgana op christelijk gebied (1871); Tractaat van de refomatie der kerken (1883); Het werk van den Heiligen Geest (3 parts, 1888-89; Eng. transl., New York, 1900); E voto dordraceno Toelichting op den Heidelbergschen Catechismus (4 parts, 1892-95); and Calvinism (Stone lectures, 1899). He also edited Johannes a Lasco's complete works (2 vols., Amsterdam, 1866); Kerkeraadsprotocollen der hollandsche gemeente te London, 1569-1571 (Utrecht, 1870); and F. du Jon's Opuscula theologica selecta (Amsterdam, 1882). Portions of his Encyclopaedie der heilige Godgeleerdheid (3 vols., Amsterdam, 1894) have been translated into English under the title, Encyclopædia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles (London and New York, 1898).

Bibliography: L. H. Jordan, Comparative Religion, pp. 434--435, New York, 1905; W. H. de S. Lohman, in Presbyterian and Reformed Review, ix (1898), 561 sqq.; C. A. Mason, in Outlook, lxx (1902), 333 sqq.

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