Hoedemaker

Dr. P. J. Hoedemaker (1839–1910) was a Dutch Reformed pastor and theologian who championed the right of the public church and the “state with the Bible.” He developed his thought both in tandem with and in opposition to Dr. Abraham Kuyper, who led an exodus from the national church and championed the right of the liberal state. Hoedemaker continues to be a relevant figure, especially in this post-modern, post-liberal age.

 

The Bible, Theology, and the Sciences

The Bible, Theology, and the Sciences

Addresses at the Free University, 1880–1886 Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker What is the relationship between science and Scripture? Is it, as so many believe, no relationship at all? But how could that be the case, if God indeed has spoken? This q...
The Politics of Antithesis

The Politics of Antithesis

The Antirevolutionary Government of Abraham Kuyper 1901–1905 P. J. Hoedemaker On August 1st , 1901, a new government was installed in the Netherlands, formed by Antirevolutionary Party (ARP) leader Abraham Kuyper. The culmination of d...

Article 36 of the Belgic Confession Vindicated against Dr. Abraham Kuyper

To this day, Abraham Kuyper stands as a shining example of responsible and effective Christian action in all areas of life. A leading journalist, theologian, churchman, and politician in the late 19th and early 20th  centuries, Kuyper effectuated,...

Reformed Ecclesiology in an Age of Denominationalism

Once upon a time, the state shared the public square with the church. The central location of the church building in every European town is mute testimony to this state of affairs. But those days are long gone. Nowadays there is an implicit or explicit...