Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology
Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was the greatest and most controversial figure in the Calvinist renaissance that took place at the conclusion of the nineteenth century and the opening of the twentieth in The Netherlands. Trained as a theologian at the modernist University of Leiden, Kuyper was converted to orthodox Calvinism during his first years as a pastor at Beesd. He served as a pastor in Utrecht and Amsterdam, and then founded a Christian newspaper, De Standard, in 1872. Two years later he was elected Member of Parliament.