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

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Het conflict gekomen. II. Ons vrij beheer bedreigd en beveiligd.
Amsterdam, J.H. Kruyt 1886 (Amsterdam, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomdrukkerij). 45, [2] pp., 24cm.—ƒ0.25
Run (including 2nd printing): 2,200.
Published: February 1886.
2nd printing published: February 1886.
Cheap edition, see: 1886.06.
Part I, III, see: 1886.02; 1886.04.
RKB 87.
ET: The conflict has come. II. Our free management threatened and safeguarded.

In the first of the sixteen chapters of this brochure, Kuyper pronounces the Rev. Hogerzeil’s (see 1886.02) insinuation that the suspended members of the consistory intended to take the church’s cashbox a grave insult requiring immediate rectification. His defense subsequently focuses on the question of the free management of church properties. During the December 14, 1885 meeting of the Consistory of Amsterdam, the general regulations for the administrative commission had been changed at the proposal of the commission itself (cf. 1886.02). Rev. Hogerzeil’s second brochure had been directed against those changes. In this reply, Kuyper defends the competence of the consistory to manage its own finances and sets out the historical precedents and developments that accord the consistory this capacity. At the heart of the argument is Kuyper’s conviction that the right to self-administration is inimical to synodical hierarchy and that by pursuing the question of church administration the lordship of Jesus can become a reality again in Dutch churches.