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Title: Klaas Kuiper Collection, 1893-1921

ID: COLL/155

Primary Creator: Klaas Kuiper (1841-1921)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church. The collection includes bound class notes entitled "Geschiedenis der Philosophy" and "Historisch-Kritische Inleiding op het Oude Testament"; a letter to Abraham Kuyper; and a translation of an undated lecture entitled "The Preaching of the Word as to Content and Form," published in Avondsterren, Van Noord Book and Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan [1921].

Biographical Note

Klaas Kuiper was born in the village of Dwingelo in the province of Drenthe, Netherlands on June 15, 1841. He made his confession of faith at the age of 19. In 1871, he started his studies at the Theological School in Kampen, graduating in 1876. His first charge was at Oud Loosdrect, in the province of Utrecht. He served the congregation there until 1879 and served the congregations of Ferwerd, Friesland and Garrelsweer, Groningen.

In 1891, Kuiper immigrated to the United States to serve the First Church of Grand Haven, Michigan. He went on to serve the congregations of Second Roseland, Chicago, Illinois (1896-1911) and Niekerk, Michigan (1911-1919). He retired with emeritus status in 1919.

Kuiper also wrote articles for the De Wachter and Geref. Amerikaan. He also published a volume explaining the Compendium and Catechism. He served as president of the Synod in 1894 and trustee of Calvin College as well for many years. Klaas Kuiper passed away on March 8, 1921 in Holland, Michigan. He was father of Prof. B. K. Kuiper and Rev. R. B. Kuiper.

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Folder 1
Item 1: Correspondence: to Abraham Kuiper, from Chicago --- April 27, 1896
Item 2: Correspondence: to Anton, son --- December 17, 1911
Item 3: Correspondence: to family --- March 20, 1919
Folder 2: Lecture: De Prediking des Woords naar Inhoud en Vorm, included in Avondsterren, Van Noord Book and Publishing Co. Grand Rapids.Also an English translation of the lecture --- 1912
Folder 3: Obituary card --- March 9, 1921
Folder 4: Preaching record booklet --- 1893-1907
Folder 5: Sermons: Manuscript of sermons published in Avondsterren; handwritten manuscript
Folder 6: Sermons printed: 's Heilands Hemelvaart, Acts 1:9-11; Rechtvaardiging om niet, Romans 3:24
Item 1: Bound manuscripts:Geschiedenis der Philosophie and Nederlandsche Letterkund

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