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

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In Jezus ontslapen. Meditatiën.
Amsterdam/Pretoria, Boekhandel voorheen Höveker & Wormser [1902] (Zuid-Holl. Boek- en Handelsdrukkerij). IX, 270 pp. 20cm.—unbd. ƒ1.90, bd. ƒ2.40.
Run: 2,000.
Published: December 1902.
Preface dated: ’s Gravenhage, October 29, 1902.
Preface, see also: 1940.03 (pp. 264–265).
Cheap edition, see: 1902.18.
Translation (English), see: 1929.14.
Binding: full cloth; grey; stamped binding, probably designed by Jac. Ph. Wormser (see 1898.16); front cover decorated with Christian symbols from the catacombs; lettered in red on front cover and spine; blind tooled back cover; binder’s name J. Giltay & Zoon, Dordrecht in blind tooling on the back cover; binding variants.
RKB 162.
ET: Asleep in Jesus. Meditations.

This collection of fifty-two meditations repeatedly places the darkness of dying and the hopelessness of loss in a biblical light and perspective. In the preface, which is dated on his sixty-fifth birthday, Kuyper writes that his own mourning resounds through all these meditations. Indeed, the first meditation (on 2Cor. 5:4) in the original series from De Heraut had been published in same issue that had printed the obituary for his wife, Mrs. J.H. Kuyper-Schaay (see 1899.10). This meditation became the third in the collection (see also 1998.03 and 1998.09). The first meditation in the collection was the last in the series from De Heraut.

The meditations were taken from De Heraut, no. 1132, September 3, 1899–no. 1198, December 16, 1900. Typically the series was interrupted only by biblical-theological studies during major church holidays and for meditations during the summer holidays. A reviewer in De Heraut (January 18, 1903) regarded this collection as a counterpart to 1893.08, noting that “In the Shadow of Death … brings a ray of sunshine of God’s comforting love into the sick room and the house of mourning; this book describes the hope and comfort that crosses the grave.”