A revised and updated version of
Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

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Vrijheid. Rede, ter bevestiging van Dr. Ph.S. van Ronkel, gehouden den 23 Maart 1873, in de Nieuwe Kerk te Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, H. de Hoogh & Co. 1873 (Amsterdam, Nederl. Stoomdrukkerij). 24, [2] pp., 25cm.—ƒ0.25.
Published: March 1873.
Preface dated: Amsterdam, September 30, 1872.
Also included in: 1913.15.
RKB 47.
ET: Freedom. Sermon at the installation of Dr. Ph.S. van Ronkel, delivered on March 23, 1873 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.

A sermon delivered on the occasion of the installation of Ph.S. van Ronkel (1829–1890) in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on Sunday, March 23. Using the text of 2Corinthians 3:17b, the sermon describes the process by which freedom comes to fruition in society, church, and ministry. According to Kuyper, who holds up the United States—that “golden land”—as a model, social freedom arises from the adherence of Christians to the spirit of Christ. Moreover, the freedom of the church demands that it be independent from both the state and the national church (again, the United States points the way forward). As for the freedom of the ministry, pastors must have the liberty to study as they see fit and to serve congregations that share their faith.

The final two pages contain four notes. Two notes make it clear that A. de Tocqueville’s (1805–1859) observations on civil religion in La démocratie en Amérique (published between 1835 and 1840) served as an inspiration for this sermon. The notes conclude with a brief personal address to Ph.S. van Ronkel, “a man of learning and a kindred spirit.”