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

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“Het onderwijs in de godgeleerdheid, dat aan de hoogescholen hier te lande gegeven wordt, en dat meest gebruikt wordt om voor de bediening des Woord wetenschappelijk op te leiden, is hiervoor niet alleen ongeschikt, maar schadelijk.”
In: Zevende Jaarverslag van de Vereeniging voor Hooger Onderwijs op Gereformeerden Grondslag.
Amsterdam, Bureel (Keizersgracht 162) 1887 (Amsterdam, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomdrukkerij), pp. XXIII–XXVI.
Published: May 1887.
ET: “The instruction in divinity, which is given at the academies here in our nation, and which is usually used to provide scholarly training for the service of the Word, is not only unsuitable, but harmful for this purpose.”

The preface to a debate about a thesis composed by F.L. Rutgers, which was presented at the sixth annual meeting of the Association for Higher Education on Reformed Principles held at Leiden on June 23 and 24, 1886. Since Rutgers had fallen ill, Kuyper, an alumnus of the University of Leiden, defended this provocative thesis. He asserted that it was directed in particular against three targets: first, against the irenicals, who believed that pastors could be trained at the public faculties of theology; second, against the Higher Education Law, which stated that the formation of students for social callings belonged to the Ministry of Higher Education; and third, against this common practice since everyone who studied theology, including the theology students in Leiden, did so to become a pastor. No one made use of the opportunity to enter into debate with the presenter.