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Abraham Kuyper: A Pictorial Biography
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Abraham Kuyper: A Pictorial Biography


Eerdmans 2014

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


Among historians there is little disagreement about the significance of Abraham Kuyper, but discussions about Kuyper have mostly centered on his worldview, with little said about his context and personal life. This beautiful pictorial biography offers a complete portrait of the life and work of this remarkable man.

Nearly 400 full-color illustrations with extended explanatory captions make up the book. Readers will see political cartoons, family photos, posters, pictures of important places in Kuyper’s life, and more—even Kuyper enthusiasts are sure to find something new! Never before has there been a book available in English that illustrates Kuyper’s life to this extent.

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Key Features

  • Offers a complete portrait of Kuyper’s personal life
  • Includes nearly 400 full-color illustrations
  • Focuses on the life and work of Abraham Kuyper


  • Early Years and Student Days, 1837-1863
  • Church Pastor, 1863-1874
  • Political Life, 1874-1880
  • The Free University, 1878-1888
  • The Doleantie of 1886
  • The Anti-Revolutionary Party, 1880-1894
  • Days of Jubilation and Mourning, 1894-1901
  • Prime Minister, 1901-1905
  • Ambitions and Decline, 1905-1910
  • The Final Years, 1910-1920

Praise for the Print Edition

As valuable as Abraham Kuyper's words are in providing a portrait of the man and his times, they are not enough. A bigger-than-life figure like Kuyper, who was both a product of his own time and a major influence on it, is understood much better when he and his world are made visible to us. Kuyper needs to be seen as well as heard, and this volume gives us the whole picture.

John Bolt, Calvin Theological Seminary

Abraham Kuyper: A Pictorial Biography wonderfully brings to life the astonishing career and turbulent times of Abraham Kuyper, and does so in a way that words alone cannot. Jan de Bruijn has masterfully assembled the perfect complement to James Bratt's equally masterful biography of Kuyper.

Gordon Graham, Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology, Princeton Theology Seminary

An inviting, accessible introduction to a man of vast energy and vision, a Christian leader and thinker of the first order. We get to see and hear Abraham Kuyper up close — his development and character; the people, issues, and events that loomed large in his life — all captured in intriguing pictures, images, and words from close to his heart. This is the readiest way to get to know Kuyper — and to want to know more.

James D. Bratt, author of Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat

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About Jan de Bruijn

Jan de Bruijn is professor of political history at the Free University of Amsterdam. He has also written several other works on Abraham Kuyper and Dutch Protestantism.

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