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Abraham Kuyper: An Annotated Bibliography 1857-2010 by Tjitze Kuipers (2011)

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Aan de buitenlandsche Gereformeerde Kerken.—To the Reformed Churches in other lands.
(S.l., s.n.) 1892. [3] pp., 30cm.
Dated: Amsterdam, June 28, 1892.
Letterhead: Generale Synode van de Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland printed above the seal which has been in use by the Reformed Church of Amsterdam since 1581: a lion rampant keeping an anchor upright with his forelegs and with the circumscription Iustus-ut-leo-confidit-Prov. 28.

Letter from the General Synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands together with a partial English translation on a bifolium (KA 180). On June 16, 1892, the Christian Reformed Church and the Dutch Reformed Churches united to form the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. The Dutch version of this letter announces the formation in Amsterdam on June 17, 1892 of the Synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (see 1892.18), describing it as the “lawful successor to the universally recognized synod which assembled in Dordrecht in 1619.”

Subsequently, both versions relate that there are now seven hundred churches, comprising nearly one-tenth of the Dutch population, again living under the church order of 1619. The letter states that these Dutch churches wish henceforth to enter into correspondence with like-minded churches in Europe and beyond.

The letter concludes with the date and a signature line reading: “By order of the General Synod of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. The Deputati ad hoc …” The English translation, however, is undated and adds the names of W.H. Gispen and Dr. A. Kuyper (respectively, the first and the second chairman of the synod) beneath the signature line.