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

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Locus de magistratu. College-dictaat van een der studenten.
[Amsterdam, A. Fernhout 1893.] 445, [3] pp., 22cm.
Run: 300.
On title page and cover: Niet in de handel. Exemplaar no. … afgegeven aan den Heer ….
Printed but not published.
2nd edition, see: 1913.03.
Loci, see: 1891.18.
Binding, see: 1891.18.
RKB 163.
ET: Locus about the magistrate. Lecture notes by one of the students.

Lecture notes dictated by Kuyper during his 1892/1893 dogmatic lectures at the Vrije Universiteit on the subject of secular authority. The lectures begin by placing this locus within the framework of dogmatics as a whole and then proceed to address such topics as the connection between secular authority and common grace, the empirical sciences, the concept of sovereign authority, the kingdom of Christ, the forms of government, the concept of secular authorities as “servants of God,” and the relationship between church and state.

The phrase college-dictaat van een der studenten (dogmatiek) [lecture notes from one of the students (dogmatics)] is printed at the top of every numbered page. In this edition the first page of each printed sheet (quire) is no longer printed in italics. Only the sections with a section mark (§) are printed in italics.

The student in question was J. de Jong (registered in 1890), who indicated in his notes (numbering 1,089 pages) that the final lecture on this locus was given on June 24, 1893 and that his notes were printed between December 3, 1892 and November 28, 1893. In a letter to the editor published in De Heraut (no. 2102, May 5, 1918) De Jong remarks, among other things, that “I am still in possession of my old lecture notebooks and of my written copy according to which Dr. Kuyper’s Locus de magistratu was printed.” De Jong’s notebooks of these lectures may be found in the Kuyper Collection of Princeton Theological Seminary.

The printed copies were probably made available to students by December 1893.