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

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“Strikt genomen.” Het recht tot universiteitsstichting staatsrechtelijk en historisch getoetst.
Amsterdam, J.H. Kruyt 1880 (Amsterdam, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomdrukkerij). 216 pp., 25cm.—ƒ0.75.
Run: 1,600.
Published: September 1880.
The title (number of copies unknown) was acquired by J.A. Wormser, Amsterdam, on January 15, 1887. The title (50 copies) was put up for auction and was acquired by J.H. Kok, Kampen, on December 12, 1907.
RKB 66.
ET: “Strictly speaking.” The right to found a university tested constitutionally and historically.

In this third (after 1879.05 and 1880.02) and most extensive study, Kuyper seeks to remove objections to the Vrije Universiteit and to defuse resistance to an exclusively Reformed university.

Taking his title from a passage in A.W. Bronsveld’s reply to an earlier challenge (see 1880.02), Kuyper treats the legality of founding a university in two chapters entitled, respectively, “Strikt ‘naar recht’” [Strictly ‘according to the law’] and “Strikt ‘wetenschappelijk’” [Strictly ‘scholarly’]. Finally, in “Strikt ‘ernstig’” [Strictly ‘seriously’], Kuyper discusses the polemical exchange itself. He confesses his readiness to be corrected and offers to tone down the debate.

In the first appendix the reply of Bronsveld with respect to the question of Heer or Heere (see 1880.02) is taken up. The second appendix contains an essay by Ph.J. Hoedemaker entitled “Protest tegen de reconstructie van de wordingsgeschiedenis der Vrije Universiteit” [A protest against the reconstruction of the history of the formation of the Vrije Universiteit], which sets out the true history of the founding of the Vrije Universiteit, partly by drawing on a number of citations culled from Kuyper’s previous works. The third and final appendix contains two articles reprinted from De Heraut, no. 133, June 27, 1880–no. 134, July 4, 1880 under the title De theologische faculteit en de kerk [The theological faculty and the church].

According to a report drawn up by the publisher (KA 366), 592 copies of the print run were complimentary copies.