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

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Volharden bij het ideaal. Openingswoord ter Deputatenvergadering, van 17 April 1901.
Amsterdam/Pretoria, Boekhandel voorheen Höveker & Wormser [1901]. 23 pp., 25cm.—ƒ0.25.
Run: 3,000.
Published: April 1901.
See also: 1951.01.
The title (646 copies) was put up for auction and acquired by J.H. Kok, Kampen, on December 12, 1907.
RKB 159.
ET: Persevere for our ideal. Opening remarks at the Meeting of Deputies on April 17, 1901.

Kuyper opens this speech to the delegates of the Anti-Revolutionary Electoral Associations with a short review of the 1897 election cycle. The extension of suffrage had not brought the anticipated results. Yielding forty-four of one hundred parliamentary seats, the elections had not given the Christians in the Netherlands an absolute majority. Kuyper then asks one question to which he subordinates all others: Will the Christians in the Netherlands obtain the parliamentary majority in the June 14, 1901 election or will victory go to fellow countrymen who always break away from Christ in political matters? Kuyper urges the representatives of the 550 electoral associations to remain loyal to the ideals of Calvinist politics, which start with autonomous, local action. Kuyper nevertheless states his willingness to cooperate with the other Christian parties on a federal level.