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

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In: Abraham Kuyper. His Early Journey of Faith. [By] G. Puchinger. George Harinck (ed.).
Amsterdam, VU University Press 1998 (Amersfoort, Wilco), p. 17.
Dutch version, see: 1987.03; 2001.02; 2006.02.
Translated by: Simone Kennedy.
Facsimile of the original, see: 1987.03 (p. 12); 1998.05; 2001.02; 2006.02 (cover); 2008.02 (p. 22); 2014.01 (p. 8).
(ISBN: 90-5383-593-8.)
Statement: A. Kuyper. A holy memory. To God in Heaven. To the King of kings from a humble heart: It was October 10, 1848, at 10:30 pm that I went to bed and was unable to sleep thinking of the evil I had done. It was at 11:15 pm that I was converted and made the firm decision to flee evil and strive for the good. Signed, Abraham Kuyper. Middelburg, 1848.

This declaration, written when Kuyper was nearly eleven years old, was translated into English for a spiritual biography of the young Kuyper. The original statement (KA 2) was written on a sheet (26cm.), which was then folded into nine parts. On the outside the inscription aan God in den hemel [to God in heaven] is written in the same boyish handwriting.

George Puchinger received the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1998. His coworkers at the Historical Documentation Center for Dutch Protestantism at the Free University of Amsterdam honored their former director on that occasion with a spiritual biography of the young Kuyper composed from several of his works, including this serious and pious statement of a young boy.