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

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Aan de Algemeene Synode der Nederlandsche Hervormde Kerk te ’s Gravenhage.
[S.l., s.n. 1886.] 8 pp., 30cm.
Printed: September 1886.
Double columns.
Printed but not published.
ET: To the General Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church in The Hague.

Kuyper was summoned to appear before the General Synod for questioning on September 16, 1886. This item contains the objections that he had wanted to make prior to his hearing. After the synod decided that he could state his objections to the proceedings only after his hearing and not before, Kuyper got up and left. The synod had set aside four days to hear the appeals of the seventy-five members of the Amsterdam Consistory who had been suspended in January 1886 (see 1886.02) and who were now appealing the subsequent sentence (passed by the Provincial Church Administration of North Holland on July 1, 1886) that had removed them from office. However, the defendants argued that their cases should have been heard by the classis and that the synod could not correct this oversight simply by hearing their cases. After the synod had denied him permission to raise his procedural objections (cf. 1886.16), Kuyper, who was representing the seventy-five defendants, publicized his objections by way of this printed paper. The date and signature were added by hand.

The item was reprinted in De Heraut, no. 456, September 19, 1886 and also as appendix 3 (= 2) in 1886.17 under the heading, “Memorie van Dr. Kuyper” [Memorandum of Dr. Kuyper]. Both are dated Amsterdam, September 17, 1886.