Rev. Gerrit Hendrik Kersten was a noted theologian, instructor, politician, and author, as well as a beloved pastor. This book delves into all these facets of his life, presenting a lively picture of this talented man. Also included is a sketch of the spiritual climate of Ledeboerian churches and Churches Under the Cross around 1900, the union of these churches in 1907, and the further development of church life. The struggles Kersten encountered in establishing a theological school reveal his significant role in the formation of the Gereformeerde Gemeenten in the Netherlands. Many illustrations are included.
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