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A new university


In 1880, Kuyper founded the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Free University of Amsterdam), where he was its first rector magnificus and professor of Theology and then also Literature.

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Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper was Prime Minister of the Netherlands between 1901 and 1905, an influential neo-Calvinist theologian, and a journalist. He established the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, which upon its foundation became the second largest Reformed denomination in the country behind the state-supported Dutch Reformed Church. He also founded a newspaper, the Free University…

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