From this day on, the archive of Abraham Kuyper is accessible online, and all digitally available publications by Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck have been brought together in a searchable format at www.neocalvinism.org. These projects have been realised by the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute (NRI) at the Theological University Kampen.
The archive of Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) belongs to the collection HDC/Protestant heritage of the University Library of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (UBVU). This archive occupies a central position amid the source material concerning the history of Neo-Calvinism. It contains many works on the Anti-Revolutionary Party, the Free University, the Doleantie, the school struggle, Kuyper’s ministry, his network, and his personal life; the archive includes nearly 9,000 letters.
A decade ago, Princeton Theological Seminary (USA), together with the HDC, started digitizing the archive. Eventually, the NRI took over and completed the work that Princeton began.
The publications of Kuyper and Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) comprise all digitally available publications, including different editions and translations. This collection builds on the material that was collected over the past decades on the website neocalvinisme.nl. The Theological University Kampen has adopted this collection some years ago, and has now expanded it in regard to Kuyper and Bavinck.
With this digital presentation of the archive and publications by Kuyper and Bavinck, important sources of information about the persons, theology, politics, education, culture and socio-economic themes of Neo-Calvinism become available for every researcher and person interested in these topics anywhere in the world. Later this year, the UBVU will be testing automatic transcriptions of the handwriting that is in parts of the archive, so as to make the entire text searchable.
For the publications: www.sources.neocalvinism.org.