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

You can buy a printed edition of this book on the site of the publisher.


[Rome en Dordt.]
[Amsterdam, J.H. Kruyt, 1879.] 112 pp., 20cm.
Run: 600.
Printed (incompletely) but not published.
RKB 59.
ET: Rome and Dordt.

Articles reprinted from De Standaard concerning the relationship of the Anti-Revolutionary school of thought to Roman Catholicism. As was likely the case with 1870.33, this brochure was printed (at least partially) but very likely never sold or distributed. In 1879.04, it is noted at the beginning of appendix F (p. [203]) that the brochure has “already been printed” and it is included in an attached list of publications by Dr. A. Kuyper (p. [1310]) that will be “appearing in the course of this year.” In the second edition as well (1880.05), it is reported in a similar list that this reprint shall appear in the course of the year. However, the publisher did not include the usual prepublication announcement and there was no announcement of its appearance in the relevant newspapers and magazines.

An overview of the returns on Kuyper’s writings published in Amsterdam by J.H. Kruyt until the end of 1880 reports the print run and the production costs (ƒ213.85) of the brochure. It also notes that not a single copy had been sold as of December 31, 1880 (KA 366). Two incomplete copies survived.

The brochure contains four series of articles (1–4) from De Standaard and two sets of replies (I–II):

  • 1. Onze verhouding tegenover Rome [Our relation to Rome]. Twelve articles about the relationship with Roman Catholics in the fight against “unbelieving” radicalism, taken from De Standaard, no. 512, November 27, 1873–no. 532, December 20, 1873.
  • 2. Is dwaling strafbaar? [Is deviation punishable?]. Sixteen articles about the Roman Catholic vision of the fight against religious deviation as a state affair, about John Milton’s vision of the state and free speech, and about the fact that the Dutch government considered religious deviation to be punishable, taken from De Standaard, no. 660, May 25/26, 1874–no. 680, June 18, 1874.
  • 3. De strijd tegen het Ultramontanisme [The struggle against Ultramontanism]. A polemical exchange about the possibility of a Roman Catholic minister, taken from De Standaard, no. 726, August 11, 1874–no. 728, August 13, 1874.
  • 4. Rome en Dordt [Rome and Dordt]. Six articles about the role of the Anti-Revolutionaries and the Roman Catholics in the school struggle, taken from De Standaard 4 (1875), no. 1001, July 3, 1875–no. 1006, July 9, 1875.
  • I. “Repliek uit Den Haag” [Reply from The Hague]. A polemical exchange occasioned by the electoral campaign of June 1875 and the relation between Rome and Dordt, taken from De Standaard 4 (1875), no. 1017, July 22, 1875.
  • II. “Repliek uit Rotterdam” [Reply from Rotterdam]. A polemical exchange occasioned by the series of articles about Rome and Dordt, taken from De Standaard 4 (1875), no. 1018, July 23, 1875. It is noteworthy that the Reply from Rotterdam was not fully reprinted in the (only?) two copies of these reprinted articles that have survived. Less than an eighth of the corresponding article from De Standaard—only the beginning of that article, in fact—is printed on the final page of both copies and both also lack a title page.