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This week in Christian history: NIV, Abraham Kuyper, Pope decree on Mary

Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper born - October 29, 1837

Abraham Kuyper
Photograph of Abraham Kuyper, Scanned from "The American in Holland" by W. E. Griffis (published 1899) |

This week marks the anniversary of when noted Dutch theologian, journalist, and statesman Abraham Kuyper was born in Maassluis, Netherlands.

A pastor and leader of the orthodox Calvinist group the Anti-Revolutionary Party, Kuyper served as prime minister of the Netherlands from 1901-1905.

During that time, he formed a coalition with other Christian political factions, served as a mediator between the British Empire and the South African Boers during the Boer War, and put down a major workers’ strike in 1903.

In religious circles, Kuyper is remembered for his famous declaration “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry ‘Mine!’”

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